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A Gigantic Plastic Bovine for Theatre Passe Muraille's 40th

At noon today, in honor of turning 40 and to welcome home The Drawer Boy, Theatre Pass Muraille raised-the-roof and inflated a two-story-high cow.

I'm ashamed to say I've never seen Michael Healy's award winning The Drawer Boy, but I'm not one to pass-up the opportunity to take photos of a giant bovine in the downtown core.

Based on a character study of rural farm life by Theatre Passe Muraille in the 70's called The Farm Show, the Drawer Boy recaps the tale of a young Toronto actor who invites himself to live with two bachelor brother farmers in rural Ontario to 'experience farm life'. It is, according to my theatre-junkie-expert friend, "one the best Canadian plays ever written." This fact is verified by hundreds of glowing reviews online.

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Once the bovine was inflated, it only seemed logical to inflate the theaters' swine (they go up pretty quick too!). The media photo-op became quite the spectacle of drivers diverted from the nightmare of Queen and Bathurst to Wolseley St. dodging snap-happy spectators, holding up traffic to take pictures and/or mooing.

The Drawer Boy opens October 26 and runs to November 18 at Theatre Passe Muraille's Mainspace
, (16 Ryerson Ave).

Photos by Richelle

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