By Michael Healey

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 local farmers, 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 theater award possible, The Drawer Boy is a humorous and heartwarming play about the simple pleasures of friendship, storytelling, and remembrance.

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The Cast


Grant Hooyer as Miles

Grant Hooyer is a native of Sioux Falls, SD where he graduated from Augustana College with degrees in theatre and psychology. Currently residing in Osseo, Grant moved to the Cities in 2013 and has performed for companies like Theatre in the Round, Artistry, and Sheep Theatre. This is his second show with Lyric after his debut last summer as Jimmy Winter in "Nice Work If You Can Get It".


Glen Stone as Morgan

Glen Stone has worked with Coup d’Etat, Theater In The Round, Guthrie, Theater Limina, Boxed Wine, Shadow Horse, and several independent companies.  His film, American Beast was just released on DVD through Sony. Some of his favorite work involves training police and health care professionals through a special program designed by C-worx. Glen is a member of Lev Mailer’s Actors Studio and is truly thrilled to be given this chance to be at Lyric Arts for the first time with such a great team! A special thanks to his lovely wife, Kathleen for being the best partner one could ask for.


Greg Eiden as Angus

Greg Eiden is very excited about his role in "The Drawer Boy" in his first show here at Lyric Arts. Recently, he has been seen at Old Log Theater in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", "A Year With Frog And Toad", "Almost Maine" and as Charlie Brown in "A Charlie Brown Christmas". Other Favorite Shows have been "Tony 'n Tina's Wedding" with Actors' Theater, and "The Foreigner" and "On Golden Pond" with The Seasons Players. He has been seen at Plymouth Playhouse in "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change", The "Church Basement Ladies" shows, and a musical he wrote called, "SuperHero! The Musical from The Cubicle". Other Musicals he's written have been, "War Of The Worlds: The Musical, A Tribute to Old-Time Radio", "Gift Of The Magi", "Rockin' At The Sock Hop", "Knotareel Getaway Cruise" and "Ice Fish'n Op'ner: The Bait Shop Trilogy, Part I". As always, he wishes to thank his parents for their love and support.