posted July 1, 2005

HSRT Second Stage Features "The Drawer Boy"

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre (HSRT) opens their second stage show, "The Drawer Boy," in Snow Auditorium on July 14 at 8:00 p.m.

The comedy-drama features Equity Guest artists David Colacci and Mark Goetzinger, as well as Samuel Holloway, who returns for his second year with HSRT. The production is directed by HopeCollege theatre department chair Daina Robins, who has directed several shows for HSRT in the intimate Snow Auditorium space.

Set in 1972, the plays centers around Miles, a self-absorbed, young actor who arrives on a small farm to do research for an upcoming role in a play about farm life. He is sent to live with two less-than-enthusiastic, middle-aged farmers.

But during the visit he stumbles upon the truth about their past, and lives are forever altered when art attempts to imitate life and the line between truth and fiction becomes blurred.

Colacci, who also serves as Artistic Producer for the company, is well known to HSRT audiences from a variety of roles. Goetzinger has caught the attention of audiences with his work in HSRT's September 11 drama, "The Guys," and his role as Harold in "Orphans." Holloway appeared in last year's productions of "Bye Bye Birdie" and "Arms and the Man."

After the July 14 opening, "Drawer Boy" will show at 8 p.m. on July 15, 19, 21, 26, 27, August 1, 3, 5, 8, and 10.