Lighthearted drama comes to the BBC stage

Lighthearted drama comes to the BBC stage

"The Boys Next Door," a poignantly beautiful show by Tom Griffins, will be presented by BBC in October.

Under the direction of Dr. Brian Maxwell, the 10-member cast is preparing for three nights of performances, Thursday - Saturday, October 20, 21, and 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Phelps Student Center.

Tickets are available at the BBC Box Office beginning Monday, October 3 or by calling 570.585.9000. General Admission is $10. Discounted tickets are available to alumni, senior citizens, and non-BBC&S student for $7. BBC&S students may purchase up to two tickets at a discounted $3 each.

Breaking Stereotypes
The two-act comedy-drama follows four mentally disabled men who live together under the supervision of a caretaker named Jack. The play is humorous not because of their disabilities, but because of the situations they find themselves in. It carefully challenges the audience to consider how one views and treats other people.

Written in the early 1980s by Tom Griffin, the play was originally named "Damaged Hearts, Broken Flowers." It was revised and renamed for a 1987 production at the Berkshire Theatre Festival.BBC&S

The 10-member student cast includes:
Caleb Horton - Arnold Wiggins
Ethan Strickland - Lucian P. Smith
Chad Finke - Normandy Bulansky
Daniel Bacon - Berry Klemper
Hannah Sayre - Jack
Traci Thompson - Sheila
Benjamin Johnson - Mr. Klemper
Morgan White - Mrs. Warren & Senator Clarke
Avanelle Culp - Mrs. Fremus & Clara
Alyssa Maxwell - Mrs. Hedges & Miss Corbin

Drama at BBC
Dr. Brian Maxwell has taught and directed plays at BBC for 25 years. He holds degrees in communications, theatre and ministry, and has studied in London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland. He received his Ph.D. from New York University's program in Educational Theatre.

BBC's Communications program offers two avenues of study: Theatre and Writing. The Theatre emphasis stretches students' acting and directing skills, with numerous student-led productions throughout each semester and opportunities for involvement in major, bi-annual drama productions. Students gain experience in a wide variety of genres, such as comedy, drama, musicals, classics, and contemporary works.

Graduates of BBC's Theatre-emphasis program are prepared to direct or act in church drama ministries, teach in school drama programs, write scripts, design sets, or launch a drama outreach ministry. Many graduates work in regional and professional theatre companies, and some have been accepted into master's and doctorate theatre programs.

Learn more about BBC's Communications major here

Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers an outstanding Christian education through on-campus, online, and other distance learning options. Students go beyond the ordinary, learning to learn and serve with excellence as they gain critical leadership and life skills.

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Posted on: 9/20/2011 8:39:10 AM

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