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The Drawer Boy

The Drawer Boy

By Michael Healey
Subjects: History, Rural Settings, Comedy, Family Life, Siblings, Award Winners, Ontario Playwrights, Canadian Classics, Mental Health
Casting: 3 m
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780887548147, 72 pages, April 2005
Ebook (PDF) : 9780369102645, April 2005
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780369102652, April 2005


  • Winner, Governor General's Literary Award for Drama 1999
  • Winner, Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play 1999
  • Winner, Chalmers Canadian Play Award 1999


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.