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Blyth Festival Spotlights the Impact of $400,000 in Grants

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Blyth, ON – On Friday, local MPP Lisa Thompson met with representatives from the Blyth Centre for the Arts to congratulate them on the work done thanks to two grants, totalling $400,000, that it received through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) in 2021. The organization received a $150,000 Resilient Communities Fund grant from OTF in March 2021 and a $250,000 …

Truth and Reconciliation

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The Blyth Festival is profoundly grateful to gather and practice our art here on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. We give our deep thanks for their stewardship of this land and for sharing its bounty with us through Treaty 29. In the spirit of reconciliation we ask you consider reading the findings of the …

Jewel by Joan MacLeod

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Playwright, Joan MacLeod A breath-takingly beautiful, funny and heart breaking play about a young couple who buy a cattle ranch in Alberta and set about the farm life they’ve always wanted. To pay the mortgage, her husband takes a job in the oil patch for half the year. When he’s offered the chance to work on a rig in Newfoundland, ...

Assassinating Thomson by Bruce Horak

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Performed & Created by Bruce Horak Originally Directed by Ryan Gladstone Bruce Horak plays himself in this show, his Blyth festival debut; A gifted performer and a brilliant visual artist, Bruce has been  legally blind since childhood. In ASSASSINATING THOMSON, Horak shares the unique way he sees the world while exploring the truth and lies behind the mysterious death of ...

Chase the Ace by Mark Crawford, Directed by Miles Potter

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Photo Credit: Ann Baggley Blyth Festival Presents A Chase the Ace Production: From the writer of Stag and Doe, The Birds and the Bees, Bed and Breakfast, and The New Canadian Curling Club, comes a hilarious one-man comedy about a down-on-his-luck DJ, a local lottery, and the search for truth in these unprecedented times. When big city radio host Charlie ...

Café Daughter by Kenneth T. Williams

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Playwright, Kenneth T. Williams Inspired by a true story about a Chinese-Cree girl growing up in Saskatchewan in the 1950s and 60s, Ken Williams’ remarkable play premiered in 2011 in Dawson City to instant acclaim. This tour-de-force tells the story of Charlie Wong who emigrates from China to rural Saskatchewan, and opens a restaurant. But provincial law at the time ...

The Downs by Sheryl Scott

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Blyth Festival presents a Steps & Stairs Theatre Company Production: This hilarious, moving, and inspiring play began at the London Ontario Fringe Festival in 2015. Performed by London based writer Sheryl Scott, this show is an intimate, personal, and life-affirming telling of the story of her family’s farm in New Brunswick in the 1950s. Full of nostalgia and instantly relatable, ...

Blyth Festival moving ahead with outdoor performance space

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The Blyth Festival is moving ahead with an ambitious outdoor stage project at the natural amphitheatre at the Blyth campgrounds, which now has the approval of North Huron Council. In an interview with The Citizen, Festival Artistic Director Gil Garratt said that while a professionally-engineered outdoor stage will hopefully allow the Festival to move ahead with outdoor productions later this summer, …

10 x 10 in 2020!

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Success! Online Art Auction in support of the Blyth Festival Blyth Festival partnered with volunteers and artists from around the province and created a fun and creative way to support the Blyth Festival while adding original works of art to enthusiastic bidders’ collections. Each work of art was created by local and regional artists and donated to help the Blyth …