by MICHAEL HEALEY
MAY 13, 14 & 15 and MAY 20, 21 & 22
THE DRAWER BOY is a Canadian play set in rural Ontario in the 1970s. It tells the story of two "gentlemen farmers" who have lived on their farm for thirty years and what happens when a young actor who is working on a play about farming shows up to live with them while he does research for his new work. As the play unfolds, the young actor uncovers secrets that the two farmers have managed to keep for all the years of their relationship.
“The first time I read the play, I was captured by the characters and the sweet simplicity of their lives that masks a deep and dramatic secret. These are three wonderful character studies, full of humor and mystery, drama and humanity. I was delighted when the play selection team chose it to close out this season. There has been a lot of intense drama in this season and this play is a wonderful way to bring it all to a close with gentle humor and wonderful roles for three veteran actors - Greg Rogers, G.M. (Bud) Thompson and Dylan Harris. While many shows at Actors' are R or at least PG rated, this play is appropriate for any and all theatergoers. The Drawer Boy is the very definition of an "Actors' play" --focusing entirely upon the actors.”
– Fred Sebulske, Director
The cast of The Drawer Boy includes Greg Rogers, G.M. (Bud) Thompson and Dylan Harris. The production staff of The Drawer Boy includes director Fred Sebulske, stage manager Val Fischer, set designer Rosanne Stephens, lighting designer Catherine F. Dreher, properties designer Dawn Highhouse, sound designer Steve Nardin, and costume designer Patricia Dutkiewicz.
Tickets range from $22.00 for adults to $8.00 for student rush tickets an hour prior to performances. For Thursday performances, a second ticket is $10.00 with the purchase of the first ticket at full price. The box office number to reserve tickets is 616.234.3946 (box office opens on Monday, April 26, 2010 at 1:00 PM for season ticket holders and on Monday, May 3, 2010 at 1:00 PM for the general public.)
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