Ghost Light Players opens their season with Michael Healey’s The Drawer Boy at at the Atelier Virginianne gallery of Shō, Art, Spirit & Performance on September 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, and 28-30, 2017.
Ghost Light Players, the company that brought you the award winning ‘Voices of Vimy’ and “Better Living,” is proud to present their first in a season of all Canadian productions with Michael Healey’s The Drawer Boy 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.”
Tickets are $25 and the shows start at 8:00pm with doors opening at 7:30pm.
Tickets can be purchased online, at the door or by calling GLP at 519-982-1291.