august, 2018

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thu02augThe Drawer Boyby Michael Healey Sponsored By: Elizabeth Crombie

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august 3, 2018 7:30 pmaugust 4, 2018 7:30 pmaugust 5, 2018 2:00 pmaugust 7, 2018 7:30 pmaugust 8, 2018 2:00 pmaugust 8, 2018 7:30 pmaugust 9, 2018 7:30 pmaugust 10, 2018 7:30 pmaugust 11, 2018 2:00 pmaugust 11, 2018 7:30 pmaugust 12, 2018 2:00 pmaugust 14, 2018 7:30 pmaugust 15, 2018 2:00 pmaugust 15, 2018 7:30 pmaugust 16, 2018 7:30 pmaugust 17, 2018 7:30 pmaugust 18, 2018 2:00 pmaugust 18, 2018 7:30 pm

Event Details

August 2-18, 2018


by Michael Healey

Directed by Graham Abbey*
Starring Benedict Campbell*, John Dolan* and Marcel Stewart*
Music by George Meanwell
Set and Lighting Design by Steve Lucas
Costume Design by Lindsay Forde

Festival Players will open our new Studio Theatre on Main Street Wellington with a new production of The Drawer Boy by Michael Healey. When young Miles visits the rural Ontario home of Morgan and Angus to research farm life for a new play, he unintentionally awakens the dark memories of their past.

Directed by Graham Abbey (Festival Players Artistic Director, Groundling Theatre, Stratford Festival), this production will feature Canadian theatre veterans Benedict Campbell (Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival, National Arts Centre) and John Dolan (Stratford Festival, four-time Dora Award nominee) and one of Toronto’s most exciting young actors Marcel Stewart (Soulpepper, Mirvish, Obsidian Theatre) performing on the intimate Studio Theatre stage. An iconic Canadian script, The Drawer Boy won the Dora Award, Chalmers Award and Governor General’s Award for best play.

*The participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance-Opera-Theatre Policy

There will be a Post-Show Chat with Director Graham Abbey and playwright Michael Healey after the Sunday August 12th performance.

Join us for a special appearance by playwright Michael Healey on Monday August 13th 7:30 pm for a script reading and Q&A (RSVP required)

At the Festival Players Studio Theatre
310-312 Main Street Wellington

Festival Players Box Office Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm 

In Person or Through Phone At:
(613) 476-1991

To redeem a Flex Pass credit for this event, contact the Festival Players Box Office by email at or 613-476-1991

  • Barry Cook Stage Manager - Drawer Boy
  • Benedict Campbell Actor - The Drawer Boy
  • George Meanwell Composer and Musician - The Drawer Boy
  • Graham Abbey Director - The Drawer Boy
  • John Dolan Actor - The Drawer Boy
  • Lindsay Forde Costume Designer - A Beautiful View, Drawer Boy
  • Marcel Stewart Actor - The Drawer Boy
  • Steve Lucas Set and Lighting Designer - Drawer Boy and A Beautiful View

Ticket Price

Tickets $36.00 + HST and fees
Senior Price $32.00 + HST and fees (65 and over)
Youth Price $25.00 + HST and fees (25 and under)
Flex Passes may be redeemed for this event
Bring a group of 10 or more and save! Email us for info.


(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


The Studio Theatre

310-312 Main Street

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