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June 2008

Release Date: June 24, 2008

ASU Presents Comedy for First 2008 Summer Dinner Theatre

The Arts at ASU’s first Summer Dinner Theater is “The Boys Next Door,” a touching comedy that begins June 26 in the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building’s Modular Theatre, 2602 Dena Drive.

The play, written by Tom Griffin and directed by Dr. Bill Doll, runs June 26-29 and July 3-5. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. A matinee performance will be June 29 at 2 p.m. with doors opening at 12:45 p.m. and dinner served at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $12.50 for ASU students and activity card holders; $15 for non-ASU students and subscribers to Arts at ASU; and $20 for the general public. Subscribers to Arts at ASU wishing to forgo the meal may acquire tickets at no cost.

Griffin’s successful Off-Broadway play focuses on the lives of four mentally challenged men and the situations they encounter in their daily lives. They live in a communal residence and are watched over by a sincere, but increasingly despairing social worker.

The play follows the men’s daily routines and the sometimes momentous and funny impact the “little things” of life have on them. Poignant moments remind the audience that these protagonists want to love and laugh while searching for meaningful things and their purposes in life.

Reservations for “The Boys Next Door” may be made by calling 942-2000 from 2-6 p.m. weekdays. All tickets must be sold in advance.

For more information on the production and cast, call 942-2146, ext. 246.