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‘The Drawer Boy’ Opens for Two-Weekend Run at Playhouse

YOUNGSTOWN – “The Drawer Boy” will open this weekend at the  Youngstown Playhouse for a two-weekend run.

Performances of the comedy-drama, which will be presented in the Moyer Room of the theater, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, 9, 15 and 16; and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17.

“The Drawer Boy” by Michael Healey is the second in the 2019-20 Griffith-Adler Series for non-mainstream fare.

Hunter Thomas and Terry Shears in a scene from The Youngstown Playhouse’s production of “The Drawer Boy.”

Based on a true story, “The Drawer Boy” is about Miles, a young  actor from Toronto who arrives in the Huron County, Ontario, 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 about it. Throughout many hilarious misadventures, all three of their lives soon become irrevocably altered when art attempts to imitate life and the line between truth and fiction is crossed.

“The Drawer Boy” is a warm-hearted comedy about abiding friendship, and a tale about the transforming power of storytelling through live theater.

Directed by Christopher Fidram and stage managed by Jeanine Rees, “The Drawer Boy” has been well received in the United States,and is one of the most produced plays of the past decade.

The three-person play features local performers Craig Petrie as Morgan, Terry Shears as Angus, and Hunter Thomas as Miles.  Playhouse technical coordinator Johnny Pecano constructed the set, and Ellen Licitra designed the lighting.

Tickets are $16 ($13 for senior citizens and students). For reservations, call 330 788 8739 or go to TheYoungsgtownPlayhouse.com.

Copyright 2019 The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.