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Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

Group Home Comedy

 Marquette University admirably tackles a challenging comedy with its production of Tom Griffin’s The Boys Next Door. Set in Boston in the ’80s, it’s a comedy about men suffering from mental disabilities who live in a group home. They live on their own, watched over by a social worker who helps them manage the tricky
Friday, June 13, 2008

Tonight @ the Sunset Playhouse - 8 p.m.

The Sunset Playhouse’s latest production mines humor from one of the most unlikely, sensitive sources: people with developmental disabilities. Tom Griffin’s comic drama The Boys Next Door deftly walks the line people complexity and accessibility by treating its characters as three-dimensional human beings instead of . . .
Thursday, June 12, 2008

Tonight @ the Sunset Playhouse - 7:30 p.m.

The Sunset Playhouse’s latest production mines humor from one of the most unlikely, sensitive sources: people with developmental disabilities. Tom Griffin’s comic drama The Boys Next Door deftly walks the line people complexity and accessibility by treating its characters as three-dimensional human beings instead of . . .
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Theater Review

Sunset Playhouse tackles a tough challenge with its latest production, The Boys Next Door. Written in 1985, the play attempts to raise awareness of issues faced by the cognitively disabled. Often, this type of “message” play is long on exposition and short on entertainment. The Sunset production, however, manages to balance both elements quite well. Credit goes to director Mark Salentine for keeping the show on task throughout its two-and-a-half-hour running time.
Friday, May 23, 2008

Tonight @ the Sunset Playhouse - 8 p.m.

The Sunset Playhouse’s latest production mines humor from one of the most unlikely, sensitive sources: people with developmental disabilities. Tom Griffin’s comic drama The Boys Next Door deftly walks the line people complexity and accessibility by treating its characters as three-dimensional human beings instead of resorting . . .
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Theater Preview

Tom Griffin’s comic drama The Boys Next Door brilliantly showcases a poignant, humorous story about people with developmental disabilities. The play deftly walks the line between complexity and accessibility by treating the characters as three-dimensional human beings instead of resorting to juvenile . . .

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