The Drawer Boy, the winner of four Dora Awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Tony) including Best Play, is about the bonds of friendship and the undeniable power of storytelling. This play looks in on the lives of two aging bachelor farmers in 1972 rural Ontario. World War II veterans and lifelong friends, the farmers share a quiet and uneventful life based on stories and routine. Their lives are comically disrupted when a young, energetic actor from the big city shows up on their doorstep wanting to live and work with them as research for a play about farming. As the actor immerses himself, the farmers' darkest secrets become part of the actor's play and the lines between theatre and life, and memory and reality, become blurred. Heartbreak and levity mix in this extraordinary play about storytelling and how it transforms our lives.
There are additional performances on Saturday April 17 and 24 at 3pm; Thursday, April 29th and May 6th at 8:00pm.