Dear Johnny Deer by Ken Cameron
It’s hard enough for Johnny and his wife Caroline to keep their farm afloat when the banks, the government, technology, and nature itself all seem in collusion against them. But when an old high school classmate—now a handsome land speculator—returns to town, Johnny and Caroline’s marriage is at stake as well.
In the short time since its premiere at the Blyth Festival in 2012, Ken Cameron’s Dear Johnny Deere has established itself as a new Canadian musical-theatre classic. With more than a dozen songs by alt-country singer/songwriter Fred Eaglesmith woven through the action, Dear Johnny Deere is a warm-hearted, tough-minded piece of entertainment that will appeal to theatregoers and Fredheads alike.