Jack ….. Justin White Arnold ….. Rob Oda Barry ….. Mario Aivazian Norman ….. Josh Wittneben Lucien ….. Noel Harris Corbin ….. Jackie Hilton Clarke ….. Brandon Acosta Hedges ….. John Encalada Mr. Klemper ….. Alvaro D’Amico Sheila ….. Jaimie Kautzmann Mrs. Fremus ….. Chelsea Dexter Mrs. Warren ….. Elizabeth Martinez Clara ….. Carol Rock
Jack ….. Alvaro D’Amico Arnold / Mr. Klemper ….. Brandon Acosta Norman / Lucien ….. John Encalada Clarke / Hedges ….. Jackie Hilton Barry ….. Frank Gonzalez Sheila ….. Chelsea Dexter Mrs. Fremus ….. Carol Rock Clara ….. Elizabeth Martinez
Sound Designer / Sound Board Operator ….. Jason Rosen Sound Crew ….. Elizabeth Martinez & Nicole Nott
Set Designer ..... Joe Rawda Master Carpenter ….. Josh Wittneben Equipment Manager ….. Scott Collins
Set Construction Crew.... John Encalada, Alvaro D’Amico, Chelsea Dexter, Elizabeth Martinez, Justin White, Josh Wittneben, Mario Aivazian, Rob Oda, Scott Collins, Frank Gonzalez, Sydney Pigao & Joe Rawda
Props Designer / Manager …... Crystal Gray Props Pre-Production Crew....Brandon Acosta, Chelsea Dexter, Taylor Hall, Nicole Wood.
Costume Designer / Manager …... Carol Rock Costume Crew ….. Dakota Edelstein, Nicole Nott, Elizabeth Martinez
Video Doc Crew Chief ….. Abigail Cline Video Doc Crew ….. Angelica Benitez & Kaley Shield
SOUTH PLANTATION DRAMA RAISES NEW AWARENESS ABOUT THE NEEDS OF THE MENTALLY DISABLED IN OUR COMMUNITY
The internationally recognized theatre program at South Plantation High School has undertaken a new project in hopes of raising awareness in the community about the needs of adults living with disabilities. Under the direction of Michelle Terl, the cast and crew of Tom Griffin’s comedy, The Boys Next Door, seek to remind the theatre-going public that behind many closed doors reside individuals full of heart and hope who find beauty in a life that is not always kind to them.
Set in and around a facility-owned and operated apartment where four mentally challenged men reside, The Boys Next Door uses a mix of humor and poignancy to reach audiences of all ages. Through our experiences with these characters, we find ourselves laughing, crying, and considering the many eccentricities of human behavior.
Known for pushing the envelope with ever more challenging material choices, the bright young actors at South Plantation find themselves immersed in a world that is both unfamiliar and enlightening. Through their interpretations, they have discovered the importance of an environment that fosters friendship, self-worth, and independence for these uniquely special individuals.
Eager to celebrate those groups in their own community which promote these values for this underserved population, the students involved are taking on related activities which include a donation drive for the Ann Storck Center of Broward County, pre- and post-show talkback discussions with adolescents from a variety of Broward County schools, and a partnership with South’s own Best Buddies program. These efforts have been embraced by the students involved as they explore every possible opportunity to make a difference with their art.
Jack briefly introduces the four main characters.
Arnold talks about his visit to the grocery store.
This is a series of clips where Arnold stirs up some trouble at the dance.
Sheila asks Norman for his keys at the dance.
Barry is reunited with his abusive father, Mr. Klemper. WARNING- there is some offensive language in this scene.
Norman meets Sheila's new friend Clara at the dance.
Sheila visits Norman at the apartment for their first date.
Lucien testifies at the State Senate.
The boys throw a surprise party for Jack.
Jack finds Arnold at the train station in the last scene of the play.