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This story occurs is the communal residence of a New England city, where four mentally handicapped men live under the supervision of Jack. This touching story follows the lives of Norman, the doughnut shop work who is unable to resist the lure of the sweet pastries; Lucien P. Smith who imagines that he is able to read and comprehend the weighty books he lugs about; Arnold, the ringleader of the group, is a hyperactive, compulsive chatterer, who suffers from deep-seated insecurities and a persecution complex, and Barry, a brilliant schizophrenic who is devastated by the unfeeling rejection of his brutal father while fantasizing that he is a golf pro. Take these four characters and mingle the "little things" in life that are sometimes momentous (and often very funny), and the moments of great poignancy, with touching effectiveness, and we are reminded that people with handicaps, like the rest of us, want only to love, laugh, and find some meaning and purpose in the brief time that they, like their more fortunate brothers, are allotted on this earth.
"THE BOYS NEXT DOOR is one of the most unusual…and one of the most rewarding plays in town." —BackStage.
"Griffin's play hits squarely on the truth of life with its constant interplays and shadings of triumphs and tears." —NY Daily News.
"THE BOYS NEXT DOOR moves the audience to an awareness of how many things in everyday life we take for granted…" —NY Times.