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Just as efficiently, Anna D. It would, in fact, destroy their friendship.

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Morgan doesn't cotton to the idea of Miles's lurking about but initially puts up with it; he also figures he can teach the newcomer a few farming tricks. The routine is upset when Miles Louis Cancelmian actor working on an improvised play about farmers, arrives at the doorstep of set designer Todd Rosenthal's carefully crafted farmhouse and begins taking notes.

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Lam is a funny and mischievous Miles who knows more than he shows. In doing so, he demonstrates the way in which a collective creation appropriated the lives of its subjects and changed their own interpretation of it. On second thought, it's just as well that it wasn't. Living with and working alongside farm families, the company collectively created a play about them and performed it in a local barn. His resolutely restrained approach could have resulted in dullness, but instead blossoms into a stirringly beautiful study of damaged lives. By that time, however, the altercations are gripping enough to sweep reservations aside. Art becomes life. Johnson does a good job as stoic Morgan, rarely raising his voice even when he comes to a boil. It would, in fact, destroy their friendship. Both the Wharton and Steinbeck works are short novels -- and, curiously, Healey's endeavor feels like a short novel that's been adapted for the stage. The two farmers, Morgan and Angus, have achieved a precarious balance in their lives together. What's being implied by the scrutiny of men without women? Opened May 30, ; reviewed June 3; runs through June The similarities between The Drawer Boy and Of Mice and Men are more extensive than Morgan and Angus being reminiscent of Steinbeck's George and Lenny, another couple of men in which the mentally-agile one looks after the brain-damaged one.

Cancelmi's wide-eyed, well-meaning Miles is recognizable and appealing. In doing so, he demonstrates the way in which a collective creation appropriated the lives of its subjects and changed their own interpretation of it.

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Small, quiet and smart are welcome qualities in this summer of raucous comedies and musicals. It subsequently toured Canada, heavily influencing Canadian playwriting and performance.

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Review: The Drawer Boy is a moving adaptation of the seminal play