Play peeks inside art of storytelling

Yellow Point Drama Group stages The Drawer Boy to open its season in October.

David Sinclair

David Sinclair

A compelling three-man drama by a Canadian playwright is the first offering of the season from Yellow Point Drama Group.

The community theatre company presents The Drawer Boy, by Michael Healey, which is a story that blurs the lines between the art of storytelling and the stories we tell ourselves in real life.

Set in 1972 on the Ontario farm of two aging bachelors, Morgan and Angus, The Drawer Boy recounts the adventures of Miles, a young Toronto actor who interviews the pair to research rural life for a play.

The telling of their life stories transforms Morgan and Angus, awakening long lost memories and revealing old truths.

Healey was inspired to write his award-winning play by the real-life experiences of the actors who researched Theatre Passe Murraille’s 1972 alternative production, The Farm Show.

Barrie Baker and Ted Girard star as the farmer/friends and David Sinclair is the actor from the city who changes their lives forever by uncovering the secret hidden in their stories.

Directed by local thespian Brian March, The Drawer Boy previews on Oct. 4, and runs over three weekends on Oct. 5-20 at 8 p.m. at the Cedar community hall. On Oct. 13, doors open at 6 p.m. for a dinner theatre presentation that includes a three-course dinner prior to the 8 p.m. showing of the play. A special matinee on Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. sees tickets for seniors discounted to $12.

Tickets are $15; $10/youth and preview night Oct. 4. Tickets for the dinner theatre are $30 each.

To reserve tickets, please call 250-722-3067 or e-mail ypdg@shaw.ca. Tickets are also available at the door.

For more information, please visit the theatre group’s website at www.yellow

pointdramagroup.org.

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