a comedic drama by Michael Healey
The Drawer Boy is a beautifully written play that moves from toughness and hilarity to something devastating and tender. A young actor from the big city lives with two aging bachelor farmers to gather stories about rural life. The farmers’ lives are irrevocably altered when art attempts to imitate life and the line between truth and fiction is crossed.
Directed by Doug Ironside
All performances at the Huronia Players Theatre - Midland Cultural Centre
10 performances: Nov 17-19, Nov 23-26, Nov 30-Dec 2
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About the Author
Michael Healey trained as an actor at Toronto’s Ryerson Theatre School in the mid-eighties. He began writing for the stage in the early nineties and his first play, a solo one-act called Kicked, was produced at the Fringe of Toronto Festival in 1996. He subsequently toured the play across Canada and internationally, and in 1998, it won a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best New Play.
The Drawer Boy, Healey's first full-length play, premiered in Toronto in 1999 and won the Dora Award for Best New Play, a Chalmers Canadian Playwriting Award, and the Governor General’s Literary Award. It has been produced across North America and internationally, and it has been translated into German, French, Japanese, and Hindi.
Source: Playwrights Guild of Canada
To be announced after auditions.
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