The Boys Next Door is back for another run
May 17th, 2012
Omaha, NE – The Boys Next Door is back by popular demand at the John Beasley Theater.
The story of four mentally disabled men and their caretaker is now on the main stage at the John Beasley Theater. Written by Tom Griffen, the play is a comedy about what happens at their group home and in the lives of the various characters. Tyrone Beasley is the artistic director at the John Beasley Theater. He said this is the second time the production has been performed at the theatre.
“It was very funny, but it wasn’t poking fun at them,” Beasley said. “It was a very poignant and powerful piece.”
Beasley said when portraying mentally disabled characters, it is important for the cast to send a message that this group deserves to be respected by everyone.
“Just to make sure that the actors are playing (their roles) not for the laughs, but for the dignity of the characters and that comes across, I believe,” he said.
For this production, Beasley said he’s working on music and sound effects for the play.
Sound “just helps add another dimension to the play,” Beasley said, describing a train station scene where the audience can hear the bustle of a busy station. “It kind of gives a little depth to help round out the play a little bit.”
The Boys Next Door runs through May 27th at the John Beasley Theater in south Omaha.
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