Stage Door Review – A Huron County Christmas Carol

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written and directed by Gil Garratt Blyth Festival, Memorial Hall, Blyth November 29-December 22, 2019 Marley’s Ghost: ”We should build the community, not business” You would think Southern Ontario would have had its fill of Christmas Carols. In December Toronto alone will see three staged versions while the Shaw Festival presents the second revival of its own version. Now the …

Deeper Roots/Special Events

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Season Suspended Wednesday September 16, 2020: Theo Fleury 7pm: Blyth Memorial Community Hall, Blyth, Ontario Tickets: $40 Adults $15 youth aged 18 and under Click here to view the Press Release Theo Fleury will be available after his talk in the lower hall to sign autographs and have photos taken. Theoren Fleury: Is a former NHL All-Star, Stanley Cup winner ...

Fair Play July 15th – September 3rd 2020

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Season Suspended (A Return to the Ransiers of The Team on the Hill)   July 15-September 3 Opens July 17 By Dan Needles Twenty years after The Team on the Hill we catch up with the young Ransier couple and find much has changed. Larry has taken the 200 acre cattle farm to a 2,000 acre cash crop operation. But his ...

Liars at a Funeral June 24th – August 8th 2020

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Season Suspended June 24-August 18 Opens June 26 By Sophia Fabiilli Sophia Fabiilli was one of the inaugural recipients of the Nell Stuart Opening Doors Award. An emergent playwright, Fabiilli has a brilliant flare for dialogue and a sparkling sense of comedy. This will be the biggest production of her career to date. Liars at a Funeral is the hilarious ...

Airborne: The Life and Legacy of Lorna Bray June 10th – August 8th 2020

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Season Suspended June 10-August 8  Opens June 12 By Gil Garratt, Beth Kates, Kelly McIntosh, and Emma Marcy Lorna Bray was born in Blyth, Ontario in 1931. Lorna grew up in this small farming community, attended the local one-room school, went to church, saw the trains coming in and out of town, all in the midst of the Great Depression. ...

REVIEW: “Perfect fare for Blyth’s largely rural audience”

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Anyone who has experienced Dan Needles’ Wingfield productions knows that the writer is a comic master. While his play The Team on the Hill contains some genuine laugh-out-loud lines, it tends towards the dramatic side of things, so Wingfield fans should be prepared for some darkness, writes theatre critic Paula Citron in her blog PaulaCitron.ca The play, which premiered in 2013, is perfect fare for Blyth’s …

Storyteller weaves traditional tales through Rocko and Nakota

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BLYTH – A compelling play that brings to life many Anishinaabe stories will perform on stage in the Blyth Festival’s Phillips Studio from Aug. 27 to Aug. 31. The one-man play is written and performed by Josh Languedoc. In it, meet Nakota, a young boy who is sick in the hospital and trying to write the greatest story ever. One …

Heaven and Earth exhibition at Blyth Gallery

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Blyth Festival Art Gallery will present the last of its three 2019 professional-level exhibitions, featuring the paintings of Elizabeth McQueen and ceramic art by Catherine Weir, beginning Aug. 27. The two Dundas, Ontario, area women have been working collaboratively for 3 years now, with their first joint exhibition, also entitled “Heaven and Earth” held at the Carnegie Gallery in Dundas …