Boys by Andrew Manardo

On the day of their best friends funeral, five friends cope over the loss of one of their own.

Meet your Playwright:  

Andrew Manardo is a disability advocate actor and playwright. He believes disability should not always have to be explained nor celebrated in a play. Disability is intertwined within everyday life through physical, emotional, and mental disabilities and challenges. Change a mindset and you can change a culture of thinking. “It’s only a disability if it’s required to be.” 

Meet your Director:

ANN HEARN Road Theatre Member since 2015 and serving on Artistic Board.  Directing credits include assistant director for The Road’s production of The Other Place, several readings for The Road’s The Word series and Road Festival productions of The Night We Bombed Lincoln Towing and The Gift;  and productions in association with Theatre 40: Holy Days, Driving Miss Daisy, Another Part of the Forest, The Color of Rose and Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks.  Acting credits in Los Angeles theater: South Coast Repertory, LATC, Theatre 40, Missing Piece Theater, Taper Too, CAST Theater.  Film: Strange Nature (upcoming), Lorenzo’s Oil, The Accused, and My Father the Hero.  Television: The Dollmaker, ER, Designing Women, Evening Shade, and Rizzoli & Isles.



Danny…Jason E. Kelley (AEA)

Franklin…Wali Habib 

Ben…Blake Young-Fountain

Michael…Ben Theobold

Sammy…Andrew Manardo

Sunday, August 6th 8:00 pm

The Road on Lankershim

(5108 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601)


Ticketing Information:

No reservations or advance tickets.

Admission is a $15 suggested donation.

Or buy a festival pass for a $50 suggested donation!


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