Season 2019 – The Drawer Boy


July 3rd 2019 to July 21st 2019
Season Show
$35 plus tax and service charge

Season 2019 - The Drawer Boy

The Drawer Boy by Michael Healey

Directed by Dean Patrick Fleming

WINNER OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL’S AWARD FOR BEST PLAY

“The Drawer Boy is a beautifully written play. It moves from toughness and hilarity to something devastating and tender. ” – Michael Ondaatje

The Drawer Boy was inspired by and a reflection upon The Farm Show (1972), a landmark collective creation work about the lives of Ontario farmers.

The play features a young actor, Miles, from Toronto who asks two farmers for a trade: work in exchange for room, board, and their stories. The two farmers, Morgan and Angus, live together and have been friends since before their Second World War tour. Steadfast Morgan runs the show, while Angus tends to the cooking and finances. Though Angus has a sharp head for numbers, it’s clear there’s something wrong in his memory and processing, and Morgan shoulders most of the burden of care. Although, all is not as it seems and through the process of learning about their lives, Miles realizes that there is more than meets the eye when it comes to Morgan and Angus.

The Drawer Boy is crafted with humour, heartbreak and a strong sense of community and family. It is a fundamental example of the power of storytelling in creating and interpreting reality.

“Wonderfully Understated. Funny and deeply affecting.” – The Toronto Sun

Hudson Village Theatre_Private LivesOur 2019 Season Previewed in the Montreal Gazette

Canadian playwrights featured in Hudson Village Theatre summer season
by Kathryn Greenaway

Dean Fleming had a mental check list at the ready when he settled in to sift through mountains of plays to select the works he wanted for his first season at the Hudson Village Theatre.

As HVT’s new artistic director for professional theatre, Fleming had been asked to select two plays, but once his reading marathon was over, he presented them with four. Tickets are on sale now.

Two are booked for the summer, one is scheduled for just before Remembrance Day and one is being saved for February, 2020. The title of the February play is being kept under wraps for now.

“I am excited by the idea of producing throughout the year,” Fleming said. “I think we have the audience for it.” Read more… Read more…