ST. PETERSBURG - American Stage opens its 28th season with the Tampa Bay area premiere of Michael Healy's new hit mystery, "The Drawer Boy," running from Sept. 9 through Oct 2. Previews are Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 7 and 8. Tuesday "Pay What You Can" nights are on Sept. 20 and 27.
This award winning drama follows Angus and Morgan as their simple farming lives are comically disrupted by a young playwright who moves in with them to do research for a new play he is writing. However, things change forever when heart-wrenching secrets are uncovered that blur the lines between theatre and life and memory and reality.
The cast of "The Drawer Boy" features many new and old members of the American Stage family. Local star Joe Parra (The Taming of the Shrew, Anna of the Tropics) plays the confused Angus. Tampa Bay theatre veteran Steve Pachosa, who recently headlined American Stage's star-studded production of The Exonerated with Sandy Duncan and Antonio Tarver, plays the overly protective Morgan. New York based actor Jonathan Fielding plays Miles, the curious playwright. Brendan Hughes directs.
Performances and ticket prices are: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday matinee 3 p.m.
Tickets prices are $21 to $34 depending on date and time of performance. Students Rush tickets are $10, 30 minutes prior to curtain.