Huntsville Community Theatre's 'The Boys Next Door' to showcase comedy
Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 22:09
The Huntsville Community Theatre will be debuting a production called “The Boys Next Door” on September 21 at 7:30 p. m.
The play, by Tom Griffin, is a comedythat gives the audience access to the lives of four disabled men. It aims to entertain in a way that, though comedic, is non-mocking. “The Boys Next Door” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
"This is one of the sweetest plays I've ever read. Although it is a story of four handicapped men who are just trying to get by in a confusing world -- like we all are in some ways -- we meet all kinds of characters who are also handicapped in some way – like we all are,” play director, Rebecca Cobo, said. “It's funny, actually hilarious, as we follow the men through their everyday lives, but it is tender and real and touching. I don't think you'll find a theatrical performance with more heart!”
President of the Huntsville Community Theatre Board of Directors, CEC Barton-Murrah is pleased that the theatre will be putting on such a production.
“HCT is excited to produce ‘The Boys Next Door,’ it isn't often that a theatrical company has the opportunity to produce a play that not only entertains, but educates and informs as well,” Barton-Murrah said, " ‘The Boys Next Door’ does just that!”
The Huntsville Community Theatre aims to be a significant theatrical resource for the citizens of Huntsville and surrounding areas. A large part of their mission is to provide the Huntsville community the opportunity for personal growth and achievement in an atmosphere of mutual respect, support and enjoyment while promoting theatrical arts in our community.
Since its founding in 1988, the theatre has performed over 100 theatrical productions. Located on 10th street, the J. Philip Gibbs, Jr. Centre for the Performing Arts is the theatre’s home.
The theatre plans to have at least two more productions this year; ‘Drac’s Back’ and ‘Trip to Bountiful’.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for military/seniors and $5 for children/students. For more information on the theatre, future productions, and show dates and times, contact the theatre at 936-291-7933 or visit their website at http://www.huntsvillecommunitytheatre.org/ .