ABOUT THIS SHOW

“We're here to get your history and give it back to you.”

Ontario - 1972. Miles, a young theatre actor from the city, arrives at the rural home of Angus and Morgan, two aging bachelor farmers, intending to write a play based on their stories about the rural life experience. But Miles soon discovers that the history shared by these two men is based on half-truths and mis-rememberings, and that uncovering the truth could deal a fatal blow to the tenuous strands holding together the shared lives of these two men.

A compelling portrait of friendship, Michael Healey's play is also a striking examination of the transformational power of storytelling. Already a Canadian classic, The Drawer Boy invites us to explore the blurred line between reality and fiction, and re-frames our assumptions about the art that represents their synthesis.

REVIEWS

Jerry Wasserman at The Vancouver Sun says "The Drawer Boy is a small, quiet, intelligent comic drama about truth and the power of stories."

The Georgia Straight's Danny Kai Mak writes "a powerful trio of performances brings The Drawer Boy's exploration of truth and storytelling to intimate life."

Entertainment Vancouver says "The Drawer Boy is Canadian Gold. Alan Brodie's direction is nuanced and keeps the audience riveted to what is happening on stage. This is the kind of production that will keep Canadian theatre vitally alive for years to come."

Finally, Chelsey Stuyt at Vancouver Presents reports "... sometimes the most courageous theatre is that which tells its story and does it well. The Drawer Boy is that most lovely thing to see on stage. It is simply good work."

The Team

  • Playwright - Michael Healey

  • Director - Alan Brodie

  • Assistant Director - Caitlin Fysh

  • Costume & Set Design - Alaia Hamer

  • Lighting Design - Sara Smith

  • Sound Design & Original Music - Michael Chambers

  • Props - Samantha Lam

  • Stage Manager - Emily Chen

  • Fight Director - Richard Meen


IN REPERTORY WITH …

 
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BRUNCH READING: THe FARM SHOW

BRUNCH READING: THe FARM SHOW

RUNNING TIME

2 Hours, with interval

PRODUCTION ADVISORY

ETC does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact us at info@ensembletheatrecompany.ca

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

Preview Performances: July 10, 2019

Post-Show Talkback: July 23, 2019

Sunday Brunch Reading: The Farm Show - AUG 4 @ 11:30 AM

Matinée Performance: August 4 @ 2 PM

Pay-What-You-Will: August 7 @ 7:30 PM (door sales only)

PRODUCTION SPONSOR

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