The Drawer Boy 4th most produced play in the US during the Naughties
Top ten lists are always in vogue around the new year, especially at the dawn of a new decade (or century, or millennium, or what have you).
You can usually find Top 10 productions of the year for theatre as well but, due to the nature of the beast, they're so localized, that these lists don't "mean" as much as some others.
However, over at Nestruck on Theatre there is a report that Michael Healey's The Drawer Boy was the fourth most produced play in the U.S. during the last decade.
Local boy does good!
Of course, I can't help but grit my teeth a little to report that somehow this list should mean more to me than others.
It is an unfortunate symptom of Canada's national character that we judge our successes based on how well we do south of the border.
That being said, Mr. Healey's work is among a list of some really seminal pieces, and the fact that his play has been produced 36 times in a country not of his origin is, to put it mildly, impressive.
Congratulations are indeed in order. Well done!