1501 S. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Performing at Thinking Cap Theatre @ The Vanguard (Nov 1 - Nov 18)
Runtime: 1 Hour 45 Minutes
"Thinking Cap crafts a compelling 'Drawer Boy'" ~Christine Dolen, MIAMI HERALD
"An enormously powerful show" ~John Thomason, NEW TIMES
Named one of TIME Magazine's 2001 "Top 10 New Classics," The Drawer Boy is a beautifully written, brutally honest, and surprisingly comic examination of friendship, memory, and the fine line between truth and fiction. Set in 1972 in rural Ontario, The Drawer Boy is based on the real life creative efforts of a troupe of Canadian actors, who set out to research and write about the lives of everyday people living in the heartland. In Healey's play, Miles, a young actor, takes up residence with two bachelor farmers, Morgan and Angus, and makes their lives the subject for his own original drama. At its core, The Drawer Boy attests to art's power to reveal, heal, transform and, of course, entertain.
Since its founding in 2010, Thinking Cap Theatre has brought a slice of NYC's downtown theatre scene to downtown Fort Lauderdale. Thinking Cap has made a name for itself locally and nationally for tackling challenging works. The company's artistic director Nicole Stodard was named Best Director by the New Times in 2012.
Thinking Cap is devoted to experimental, provocative, and socially-conscious work. We program plays that tell compelling stories in fresh and surprising ways. Thinking Cap also aims to engage with works that treat a range of identities more accurately reflective of today's society; to dismantle norms and stereotypes through non-reactionary, honest means; and to present historical works that have rarely or never seen the light of the stage.