The Drawer Boy

SEPTEMBER 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 2017
Atellier Virginianne 1078 Drouillaird Windsor

Ghost Light Players opened its Third Season with a Modern Canadian Classic.

Ghost Light Players, the company that brought you the award winning Voices of Vimy and Better Living,  was proud to present their first in a season of all Canadian productions with Michael Healey’s The Drawer Boy. The production was directed by Carol Reid.

It’s 1972 and 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 Morgan and Angus, two middle-aged bachelor farmers, to watch and learn about their lives and write a play about them and country life. Morgan has taken care of his friend Angus, ever since he suffered a head injury during World War II. As Miles learns more about the two farmers, the nature of their extraordinary relationship comes to the surface.

HAILED AS ONE OF THE TOP TEN PLAYS OF 2001 BY TIME MAGAZINE AND WINNER OF NEARLY EVERY CANADIAN THEATRE AWARD POSSIBLE, “THE DRAWER BOY” IS A HUMOROUS AND HEARTWARMING PLAY ABOUT THE SIMPLE PLEASURES OF FRIENDSHIP, STORYTELLING, AND REMEMBRANCE.

The Drawer Boy was originally produced at Theatre Passé Muraille in Toronto in February 1999.

“The play speaks about the power of theatre to hold a mirror to our lives, and the responsibility of those artists that do so,” says director Carol Reid. “It deals with the power of story telling – the stories that we tell, that we believe, and those that define us. It asks who has the right to tell these stories.”