Port City's (Abbreviated) 40th Season:

The Boys Next Door

By Tom Griffin
Directed by Kevin Sockwell
February 16- March 3, 2018

In a communal residence in a New England city, four mentally handicapped men live under the supervision of an earnest, but increasingly "burned out" young social worker named Jack. Norman, who works in a doughnut shop, is unable to resist the lure of the sweet pastries and takes great pride in the huge bundle of keys that dangles from his waist; Lucien has the mind of a five-year-old, but imagines that he is able to read and comprehend the weighty books he lugs about; Arnold, the ringleader of the group, is a hyperactive, compulsive chatterer, who suffers from deep-seated insecurities and a persecution complex; while Barry, a brilliant schizophrenic who is devastated by the unfeeling rejection of his brutal father, fantasizes that he is a golf pro. Playwright Tom Price brings us into a world where the "little things" of daily life sometimes become momentous – and often very funny – and are mingled with moments of great poignancy.

NOTICE: Due to circumstances beyond our control, Port City Playhouse has had to cancel our planned productions of American Buffalo, Dog Sees God and Neighbourhood Watch. There will be no substitute shows taking their place in the season.  We regret the disappointment to those who wanted to be a part of these shows or who wanted to see our staging of them.  We thank the dedicated artists who tried to make them happen and we share the disappointment that these shows, at least for now, can't go on.



Past Shows back to top

39th Season- 2016/17
Taking Sides
Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine

38th Season - 2015/16
Medieval Story Land
Fool for Love
Coming Home
Stupid F#@*ing Bird

37th Season - 2014/15
Black Hole
In The Next Room
Smellin' Up the Den
Shining City
Stick Fly 

36th Season - 2013/14
The Children's Hour
Shiloh Rules
The Ballad of the Red Knight (a co-production with Red Knight Productions)
Next Fall
Blues for an Alabama Sky

35th Season - 2012/13
The Soul Collector
The Drawer Boy
Six Degrees of Separation

34th Season - 2011/12
Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You and The Actor's Nightmare
Angel: A Nightmare in Two Acts
The Dixie Swim Club
Someone Who'll Watch Over Me

33rd Season - 2010/11
Farragut North
No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs

32nd Season - 2009/10
Our Town
The Front Page

31st Season - 2008/09
An American Daughter
Veronica's Room
The Curious Savage

30th Season - 2007/08
To Gillian on her 37th Birthday
Wonder of the World
The Dresser
Split Second

29th Season - 2006/07
All My Sons
Anton in Show Business
Terra Nova
The Smell of the Kill

28th Season - 2005/06
The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia
Stop Kiss
Summer and Smoke

27th Season - 2004/05
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Collected Stories
Power Plays

26th Season - 2003/04
The Elephant Man
As Bees in Honey Drown
The Pavilion

Our 25th Anniversary Season - 2002/03
The Birds
The Waverly Gallery
Wrong Turn at Lungfish

24th Season - 2001/02
Picasso at the Lapin Agile
War of the Worlds / The Shadow
Because He Can
Suddenly Last Summer / Portrait of a Madonna

23rd Season - 2000/01
Breaking the Code
Molly Sweeney
Creation of the World and Other Business
Twilight of the Golds

To download a listing of Port City Playhouse list of plays performed in the first 25 Years, click HERE.