[J.P. Quirk (from left) of South Elgin, Vicki White and Ron Gustin, both of Batavia, rehearse a scene from "The Boys Next Door."]
The play written by Tom Griffin is directed by Elizabeth Hilgart of Aurora, who said audiences won't find a cathartic ending.
"You should not come to expect conflict and resolution," Hilgart said. "It's a show about everyday lives … daily routines."
She said she has volunteered with children and young adults with severe mental and physical challenges.
"This storyline has always resonated with me," she said. "[At] the opportunity to direct, I jumped at it."
If you go
WHAT: The Albright Theatre Company stages "The Boys Next Door"
WHERE: Albright Theatre, 100 N. Island Ave., third floor of Batavia Government Center, Batavia
WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday from Sept. 7 to 22
COST: $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors
INFO: 630-406-8838 for reservations; email@example.com, albrighttheatre.com