Miles, a young Toronto actor visits the Ontario farm of Morgan and Angus, two fifty-something World War II vets, to research farm life for an original play. Comedy turns to concern as Miles digs deeper than expected. The two bachelors, friends since childhood, live an uneasy balance. Angus, nicknamed “The Drawer Boy” because of his artistic skills, suffers from brain damage sustained during the war and has lost his memory. The real story of the war is hard to discern but through Miles’ prodding and playwriting, layer after layer of the truth is revealed.
Based on a true Canadian story of events from the 1970s, this award-winning drama is directed by Don Wesley and stars Rick Manzone, Richard Sweet and Mitchell Brownell. Sets were designed by Robert Sorensen.
One of North America’s most often-produced dramas of the past decade and a half, “The Drawer Boy” takes the stage at the Carol Mongerson Theatre at 37 North Buffalo St. in Springville, Oct. 24-26 and Nov. 1-2 at 8 p.m., and Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.
Opening night, on Thursday, Oct. 24, will feature a talk-back with the director and cast and is “Pay What You Can With a Can.” Patrons may pay any amount with the donation of a leftover canned good for a local food pantry.
Tickets are available for $12 general, and $10 for students and seniors, by calling (716) 592-9038 or online at SpringvilleArts.org.