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.Winner of the 1999 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama
Michael Healey performed in his first one-act play in 1996 as part of the Fringe Festival of Toronto. Since then, he has become an exceptional voice in Canadian theatre. With an outstanding breadth of work, Healey has won a number of awards as a playwright, including a Dora Mavor Moore Award, a Governor General's Literary Award, and a Chalmers Canadian Play Award. Healey is currently a playwright-in-residence at Tarragon Theatre.
"The Drawer Boy is a beautifully written play. It moves from toughness and hilarity to something devastating and tender. By taking off from an earlier Passe Muraille Drama, The Farm Show, and seeing that theatrical event from a new angle, it is one of the few plays to create an authentic tradition in our culture." — Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient