Boiler Room Suite is Rex Deverell’s play about two Skid Row winos who have climbed into the boiler room of an abandoned hotel on the Prairies to seek refuge from winter and from the world, until it turns kinder. Aggie Rose is a former actress and Sprugg is a failed poet. Together they act out their fantasies, trying to bring “a little warmth, a little human kindness to each other’s lives.”
Boiler Room Suite is the winner of the 1977 Canadian Authors Association Award for Drama.
Rex Deverell was born in Toronto, raised in Orilla, rooted in the Prairies (Regina), uprooted and now lives in Toronto. He set a record for the greatest number of years as a playwright-in-residence in a Canadian theatre (Globe Theatre, Regina 1975-1990). He won a Canadian Authors Award in 1978 for his play, Boiler Room Suite (1978).