Connecticut Rep Hosts The Boys Next Door Feb. 25-Mar. 7, Replacing Cruz's Angels Jerry Stephen Krasser directs the Connecticut Repertory Theatre's production of The Boys Next Door, a mid-season replacement for the previously-announced Featherless Angels. Boys runs at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre Feb. 25-Mar. 7.
Written by Tom Griffin, The Boys Next Door is the comic story of Norman, Lucien, Arnold and Barry, four mentally handicapped adults living in a half-way house and learning about the "real" world of movie theatres, libraries and shops. Other plays by Griffin include Amateurs, Einstein and the Polar Bear and Mrs. Sedgwick's Head.
Todd Anthony-Jackson stars as Lucien. He has appeared across the country at the New York Shakespeare Festival, Arena Stage, Guthrie Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Old Globe Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre and McCarter Theatre.
Joining Anthony-Jackson are David Barrus (Jack), Joe Beaudin (Arnold), Rob Gil (Barry), Bobby Moynihan, Jr. (Norman), Stan Bayley, Heather Britton-Schrager, Beth Carusillo and Steve Graybill.
The design team includes Kenichi Toki (sets), Pei Lee (costumes) and Christopher S. Chambers (lights). Tickets ($14-$12) can be ordered by calling (860) 486-4226.
As for Angels, this new play by Migdalia Cruz has returned to workshop status with hopes to include it next season. Presentations of the work will be March 10th and 12th.
-- By Christine Ehren