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The Drawer Boy

Don't miss our next show, "The Drawer Boy" by Michael Healey; directed by Lori Peterson. Relying on just three men to tell this award-winning story (theatre veterans Gary Lukes, Jon Tanberg, and Derek Huebel), here is the synopsis:

"The story begins on a summer's day in 1972 when Miles, an idealistic, ebullient young actor from Toronto, knocks on the door of an isolated farmhouse somewhere in rural Ontario. He hopes to move in with local farmers for a few weeks, chat with them and watch as they go about their daily routines, and then make up a play about them and country life. The farm belongs to Morgan and Angus, two middle-aged bachelor farmers who accept this naïve intruder into their strange and secretive world.

Morgan is the no-nonsense "farmer boy" who takes pride in working the land, while Angus is the artistic "drawer boy," with a talent for drawing and design. Morgan has taken care of his friend ever since Angus suffered a massive head injury during World War II. Left with virtually no short-term memory, Angus "only knows right now," which compels Morgan to re-introduce himself every morning and re-tell the near-mythic story of their life together every evening.

Miles throws himself into farm chores with gleeful ineptitude, running Morgan down with his own tractor and questioning everything. "Do the cows mind being milked continually?" While scavenging for good material to stage, he overhears Morgan telling Angus "the story" and knows at once that he's found his play. In the remarkable sequence of events that follows, decades of deception are cracked open and forgotten memories begin to surface, forcing Morgan and Angus to confront the hard truth of their extraordinary relationship.

The Drawer Boy is a humorous, heartwarming play about the simple pleasures of friendship, storytelling, and remembrance. But more than that, it's a rare and profound meditation on the power of theatre to provoke change, to encourage healing, and to tell the truth."

Don't miss the heartwarming show! The dates of performances are November 3, 5 and 6 and November 10, 12, and 13. Thursday and Saturday shows start at 7:00 p.m. and the Sunday matinees start at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking on the ticket tab above - or they will be available at the door starting one hour prior to each performance.

Ticket prices are $10 for Military Veterans or Active Military; $10 for Children (12 and under) and Seniors (65 and older); and $12 for all other seats.

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