The Drawer Boy, a Michael Healey play directed by Miles Potter, will have its world premiere at Theatre Passe Muraille on Feb. 23, for a Feb. 25 opening and a run through Mar. 21. This comedy-drama takes place on a rural Ontario farm. The play tells of how Miles, a young actor from the big city, moves into the rural home of two aging bachelor farmers. Intrigued by the puzzling Angus, who suffered brain damage during World War II, and gently tormented about his ignorance of country living by Morgan, Miles attempts to integrate himself into farm life with varying results. The line between life and art, truth and fiction, becomes blurred as the trio try to put on a farm show which was first developed by a group of actors who lived on the farm 28 years before.
Performances are Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 2:30 PM. Tickets: $14-$28, Sundays Pay-What-You-Can, via the box office, (416) 504-PLAY.
-- Alan Raeburn,