In her five-star review for The drawer boy. Morgan puts the gullible young actor through his paces by telling Miles tall tales and making wry sport of his inexperience.
Bryn Mawr mapwith performances Thursdays-Saturdays at 7: Farming may seem like an usual subject for dramatic contemplation but, like The Farm Show that inspired it, The Drawer Boy bridges the gap between the rural and the urban while crossing the line between truth and invention. Actors played roles as farmers, animals, and even agricultural machinery.
Miles Potter, an original cast member and co-creator of The Farm Show whom Healey used as inspiration for the fictional character of Milesdirected the production. Set against the rural canvas of an isolated Ontario farm inthe play also chronicles a landmark experiment in Canadian theatre history and its dynamic impact on performers and audiences.
Photos courtesy of Theatre Passe Muraille. Miles offers to help out with the chores in exchange for a hands-on opportunity to conduct research for an improvisational theatre piece about farming.
Morgan calms and reassures Angus by retelling their story - of the two tall women whom they loved, and who came to live with them in Canada. The two older men, companions from childhood, have lived and worked together for approximately 30 years since returning from military duty in World War II.
The no-nonsense Morgan, amenable to the idea of free labor, puts Miles to work as a farmhand. The stories they garnered evolved into an alternative theatrical production that was dedicated to the farmers they encountered.
In her five-star review for WhatsOnStage. Plot[ edit ] The Drawer Boy replays the adventures of a young actor from a Toronto theatre group who visits the rural Ontario home of two elderly bachelor farmers to "research" farm life for a new play.
Meanwhile, Morgan buries himself in the daily drudgery of farm work. The delight that audiences had in hearing and observing their own language and culture was unexpected, and the production proved highly successful. Angus was played by David Fox, another cast member and co-creator of the original production.
More info at Redtwist. Morgan, a tough-minded, stubborn man, cares for Angus, who has had brain damage and lost his memory during the bombing of London in the Second World War. Angus is initially identified as "the drawer boy" because he used to design buildings, and has the talents of an architect.
Collective creation attempts to engage audience members by sparking a dialogue on current events. In more ways than one, this is a coming-of-age experience for him. Angus, who suffered a brain injury during bombing in the London Blitz, is a mathematical savant with a diminished short-term memory and childlike approach to the world.
Review by Clint May A minor modern classic, The Drawer Boy is a story with a simple, solid foundation telling a powerful story about the power of storytelling. In doing so, he demonstrates the way in which a collective creation appropriated the lives of its subjects and changed their own interpretation of it.
The two farmers, Morgan and Angus, have achieved a precarious balance in their lives together.The Drawer Boy is a play by Michael Healey. It is a two-act play set in on a farm near Clinton, Ontario. There are only three characters: the farm's two owners, Morgan and Angus, and Miles Potter, a young actor from Toronto doing research for a collectively created theatre piece about farming.
The Drawer Boy () on IMDb: Plot summary, synopsis, and more. Feb 27, · Canadian Film Fest Official Selection March 22, pm Scotiabank Theatre, Toronto ultimedescente.com @CanFilmFest THE DRAWER BOY TORONTO PREMIERE Running Ti.
Oct 16, · Opening night performance of "The Drawer Boy" by Michael Healey at Studio Theatre at the Depot on October 14, Directed by. The Drawer Boy- Opening Night. David Murin (Costume Designer- The Drawer Boy), Rebecca Lord-Surratt (Set Designer- The Drawer Boy) and Amith A. Chandrashaker (Lighting Designer- The Drawer Boy).
Saturday, June 23, at PM Oakville Premiere Ontario – Miles, a young theatre actor from Toronto, arrives in Huron County at the home of Angus and Morgan, two aging bachelor farmers. Miles stays with the two farmers in order to gather stories about rural life and make a play abut it.
All three of their lives are irrevocably altered .Download