Drawer Boy by Michael HealeyA little confusing at first, but once you get into it, its very impacting. The end revealed a touching, tragic, heart-rending story, and I feel like I want to see a video of the actual play, if its available.
There was a lot of humour too. Especially the way the city boy is fooled (at first) by the ridiculous theories and chores that Morgan can think up for him. Worried cows because they know that if they dont produce enough milk theyll become meat! Exchanging eggs between hens so that they dont mind when you actually take them away! Sifting through gravel and washing each one separately! Digging out undigested grain in manure with an eating fork! Replanting fields so that the hay gets an equal share of the sun!!! Come on! ??
Beautifully written, funny and moving, The Drawer Boy is a multi-award winning, bitter-sweet tale of the power of storytelling, friendship, and the very thin line between truth and fiction. Miles, an energetic and idealistic young actor, knocks on the door of an isolated farmhouse in rural Canada, seeking material for a new play he's working on. He discovers Morgan, a gruff farmer working tooth and nail to survive, and Angus, his lifelong friend, who has long since lost track of the world. But when the farmers let the city-boy into their home, Miles' search for a story gradually unearths a devastating truth that threatens to destroy the tranquil lives of his hosts forever. It won the Governor General's Award.
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the mid-summer production of Michael Healey's multi-award winning play The Drawer Boy directed by Scott Lale, in the Rose's Studio Theatre, a space that.
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Canadian Film Fest 2018: The Drawer Boy
The Drawer Boy is a play by Michael Healey. It is a two-act play set in on a farm near Clinton, Ontario.
Torres and team take us back in time to Huron County, Ontario, He stays with the two farmers in order to learn about farm life and write a play about it. The premise of the film is not just about a big city actor writing a play about farm life. Angus Stuart Hughes suffers from a brain injury sustained at war, and he can no longer make new memories. As such, Morgan Richard Clarkin is forced to tell Angus the story of what happened to him over and over again.
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Productions of Healey's three-hander have been cropping up across the country and internationally without anyone having yet chosen to bring the work to Manhattan; reportedly, there were 24 productions in the states last year and 31 elsewhere. Often, when this kind of reticence exists, it's because producers suspect that New York audiences read: New York critics will not appreciate a script that isn't up to snooty big-city standards. There's plenty to recommend it, as the above implied comparisons suggests. Healey's play is no lightweight time-killer like, say, Springtime for Henry , which actually played Broadway in the early '30s and then again in the early '50s but became a laughingstock as Edward Everett Horton repeatedly barnstormed it. No, Drawer Boy takes up the substantial issue of storytelling as a format for potential healing as well as for harm, and the thoughtful, eventually touching drama scores telling points.