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The Drawer Boy by Michael Healey
June 28 @ 4:00 pm
Essential Canadian Classic
True story: Fifty years ago this very summer, a group of actors made a pilgrimage of sorts from downtown Toronto to Huron County. They were bent on learning all they could about farming and rural life and turning what they learned into a piece of theatre. The result was The Farm Show. and it inspired Blyth’s founders to launch the festival we now know and love.
Years later, playwright Michael Healey came to Blyth as a young actor and met many of the people whose stories had inspired the original Farm Show. He wrote The Drawer Boy as a tribute to the power of art to heal hearts and minds, and to inspire an entire community. The Drawer Boy was originally commissioned by Blyth and has gone on to achieve international renown as one of the best Canadian plays ever written.
We are thrilled to bring you a new outdoor production of it this summer on the Harvest Stage.
Approx. 2h 15min with intermission
The Drawer Boy was originally produced at Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto in February 1999.
The Drawer Boy is staged by arrangement with Marquis Literary (Colin Rivers) www.MQlit.ca and Gary Goddard Agency (Pam Winter) www.ggagency.ca