The Waterbury Festival Playhouse -- Central Vermont's only Semi-Professional Theater

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.

The Cast
MorganMichael Manion
AngusBob Carmody
MilesMarcel Freda
The Crew
DirectorGeorge Pierce
CostumesCatherine Vigne
Set Construction & DesignRick Loya
Lighting/Sound OperatorTim Schein

Bob Carmody (2K) Bob Carmody
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
Marcel Freda (2K) Marcel Freda
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.
Rick Loya
Michael Manion (2K) Michael Manion
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.
George Pierce (2K) George Pierce
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?
Catherine Vigne (2K) Catherine Vigne
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.