The Drawer Boy
Written by Michael Healey
Shows (Evenings at 7:30pm):
Thu. 9/23 - Sat. 9/25, Wed. 9/29 - Sat. 10/2, Wed. 10/6 - Sat. 10/9
Michael Healey's The Drawer Boy, about an ambitious city actor who
uncovers a long-buried family secret when he ventures into farm country
to research the lives of two aging bachelors, is one of the most
successful plays in Canadian theatre history. 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 continues to delight enthralled houses across Canada, The United
States, and around the world. In 2001, The Drawer Boy made Time Magazine's
top ten list as "a new classic", and in 2004 it became the most produced play
in American regional theatres. John Mahoney of TV's Frasier has appeared in the
show in Chicago and Ireland. It was recently remounted at Theatre Passe
Muraille, home of early success in Toronto.
|Set Construction & Design||Rick Loya|
|Lighting/Sound Operator||Tim Schein|
previously appeared as Merv Kant in "The Sisters Rosenzweig". He also presented Thor in Stowe Theater's
"Mornings at Seven" and was in Shellburne Players, "The Rainmaker" as the Sheriff, Partridge in
"Tom Jones", Nonno in "Night of the Iguana", Arnold in "A Thousand Clowns" and Roy in the
"Odd Couple". Bob resides in Charlotte with his lovely wife Mary and daughter Tori, Willow
the dog and Whacko the cat
is very excited to be entering his 5th year with WFP and directing his first show for them. He is
also the director of the Peoples Academy Drama Club in Morrisville where just this past year he
wrote his first play, "The One About You". He and his very talented cast earned the chance to
perform at the Vermont State Drama festival where the show was an audience favorite. He also
has worked with the Governor's Institute on the Arts for the past 4 years.
has appeared with Waitsfield's Valley Players, the Stowe Theater Guild, Montpelier's Lost Nation Theater,
Hyde Park's Lamoille County Players, and others over the last 20-some-odd years. Recently he has also
done film work in the Burlington area. Though his older kids have left the nest, he still cherishes
living in Montpelier with his lovely wife, Bonnie, and their son. His childhood ambition was to fly
the trapeze, and now he's getting to enjoy his second show under the big-top with the
Waterbury Festival Players.
is happy to be back for another year. The kids are growing up and leaving the house, so there should
be more time for theater right? Why doesn't it seem to work out that way?
is from Monkton, Vermont. She has worked on many shows in many theaters, including the Goodspeed Opera
House, North Shore Music Theater, and the Breadloaf School of English. Her previous designs include the
world premier of My Ohio with Vermont Stage Company, No End of Blame (PTP/NYC), The Five Hysterical Girls
Theorem, In the Blood, In a Pig's Valise, Vampire (Middlebury College), and associate design for The
Bewitched (Middlebury College). This is her second summer as the season costume designer with the
Waterbury Festival Players.