City boy offers to do farm work for free in Michael Healey’s The Drawer Boy
The Drawer Boy (premiering April 5th at the Studio Theatre), and directed by Roberta Peets, is a touching and humorous drama about the power of storytelling to transform lives. Morgan and Angus, portrayed by Grey Masson and Alfred Von Mirbach, and are two aging bachelor Ontario farmers, lifelong friends and WW2 veterans. Into their predictable daily routine steps Miles Potter, played by Connor Williamson, an eager young actor who needs to learn about farming for a play he is writing. In exchange for hearing their stories Miles offers to do anything that needs doing on the farm. This wonderful Canadian play premieres on April 5 for seven shows—April 5, 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 7:30 pm, and April 8 and 15 at 2 pm. Tickets are $24 and are available exclusively at Tickets Please in the Matheson House Museum Centre. Tickets are also available at the Studio Theatre box office on show nights. Attend opening night and save $5. Come on down to the theatre, sit a spell, and soak up a wonderful story.
In rehearsal: Grey Masson and Alfred Von Mirbach, as farmers Morgan and Angus, talk about their day, while Connor Williamson, as actor Miles Potter, sits behind them and takes notes on their conversation for his play. This is a scene from Studio Theatre’s production of Michael Healey’s play The Drawer boy, running April 5-15, 2018.