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Local Play Wins 'Best Production In Canada' Award

Web posted on February 22, 2016

The announcement has just been released by the adjudicator, Sandy MacDonald, who has adjudicated 25 plays over the last few months for the Western Ontario League Drama (WODL) Festival to be held in March break.

It was a great honour for Elora Community Theatre's The Drawer Boy cast and crew to earn the award of "Best Production of a Canadian Play" which included competing with 25 other theatre groups in western Ontario including larger cities like London, Windsor, Sarnia, Guelph.

This production of The Drawer Boy which ran to appreciative audiences (including a special performance for 150 secondary students who study it on their curriculum) at the Fergus Grand Theatre Feb. 5th-14th was one of five plays chosen for the March Break Festival in Woodstock.

ECT's The Drawer Boy by Michael Healey and directed by Julie Wheeler Bryant will be presented on Wednesday, March 16th at the historic Market Centre Theatre in Woodstock. The Drawer Boy set dismantled after the run of the production at the Fergus Grand Theatre will be lovingly put back together again the morning of the 16th after it is transported to Woodstock.

The set, props, costumes are all reassembled for the evening performance. Lighting and sound will then be set up and the actors may get a chance to walk through it before the big evening production. It will be adjudicated by Ron Cameron-Lewis who has taught at Sheridan for over 37 years and acted and directed in many shows.

The awards from that week will be announced at the Awards Gala Saturday, March 16th. The winner from that week will go on to compete at Theatre Ontario festival during the May long weekend.


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