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Theater - The Drawer Boy by Michael Healey
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Theater - The Drawer Boy by Michael Healey

Since its premiere in 1999 at Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille, THE DRAWER BOY has won countless awards, including Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award and The Helen Hayes Award. It often makes Theatre Communications Group’s "Top Ten Most Produced Plays," and in 2001, THE DRAWER BOY was selected as one of Time Magazine‘s top ten plays, and called "a new classic," by the publication.

3/1/2013 to 3/3/2013
When: March 1-3, 2013
Various
Where: June Havoc Theatre
The Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex
312 W. 36th Street
New York, NY  10018
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The New York premiere of THE DRAWER BOY will run March 1 through March 23, with special pricing for CANY March 1-3.  For more information about THE DRAWER BOY or Oberon Theatre Ensemble, please visit www.oberontheatre.org. For a 20% Discount on Tickets (specially priced for CANY at $20), use Discount Code 'CANEM'

Description
THE DRAWER BOY looks in on the lives of two aging bachelor farmers in 1972 rural Ontario. World War II veterans and lifelong friends, the farmers share a quiet and uneventful life based on stories and routine. Their lives are comically disrupted when a young, energetic actor from the big city shows up on their doorstep wanting to live and work with them as research for a play about farming. As the actor immerses himself, the farmers' darkest secrets become part of the actor's play and the lines between theatre and life, and memory and reality, become blurred. Heartbreak and levity mix in this extraordinary play about storytelling and how it transforms our lives.

Since its premiere in 1999 at Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille, THE DRAWER BOY has won countless awards, including Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award and The Helen Hayes Award. It often makes Theatre Communications Group’s "Top Ten Most Produced Plays," and in 2001, THE DRAWER BOY was selected as one of Time Magazine‘s top ten plays, and called "a new classic," by the publication.

Now, 14 years after it made its world-premiere THE DRAWER BOY will receive its New York debut, helmed by Alexander Dinelaris (Book "The Bodyguard," "Red Dog Howls;" director "American Rapture," "The Chaos Theories"), featuring a cast that includes: Alex Fast ("The Awesome 80’s Prom," "Ivanov"), Brad Fryman ("Order," "American Rapture") and William Laney ("True Face," "Order"). Michael Healey is a Canadian playwright and actor. His other plays include "Plan B," "Rune Arlidge," and "Generous" for which he was awarded the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best New Play.

The Oberon Theatre Ensemble is a New York-based, not-for-profit theatre committed to cultivating and invigorating a diverse theatre community by confronting contemporary issues through classic, original, and contemporary works. Currently celebrating its 15th season, Oberon has produced 55 full-length plays as well as over 50 staged readings.

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