The Boys Room*
Jan 21Feb 20, 2011
By Joel Drake Johnson


Sandy Shinner


Joel Drake Johnson


Joe Dempsey: Ron
Steve Key: Tim
Mary Ann Thebus: Susan
Allison Torem: Roann


When the American Dream is out of reach, what is a man to do? In The Boys Room, ensemble playwright Joel Drake Johnson walks the line exquisitely between laughter and tears. Two middle aged brothers try to escape their responsibilities and race each other back to their boyhood bedroom—that sanctuary where they can dream and scheme without the pressure of the outside world. One is unemployed; the other is making a living but is not sure why he should live. The women in their lives are knocking on the door, filled with questions and, sometimes, love.
Source: Theatre in Chicago

Production Team

Sandy Shinner: Director
Joel Drake Johnson: Playwright
Jeff Bauer: Set Designer
Carol J. Blanchard: Costume Designer
Todd Hensley: Lighting Designer
Andre Pluess: Sound Designer
Grant Sabin: Props Designer
Tina Jach: Stage Manager