Blyth Festival Announces Summer 2022 Season!

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Blyth, ON - The Blyth Festival returns once again to present its 2022 season outdoors on the beautiful new Harvest Stage. Four Canadian productions will run in succession from June to September. Gil Garratt says of the season, “I think theatre has never been more important, more vital. Looking around at the world right now, a lot of people are feeling ...

The Drawer Boy by Michael Healey

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Artwork by Bruce Horak Essential Canadian Classic True story: Fifty years ago this very summer, a group of actors made a pilgrimage of sorts from downtown Toronto to Huron County. They were bent on learning all they could about farming and rural life and turning what they learned into a piece of theatre. The result was The Farm Show.  and ...

Cottagers and Indians by Drew Hayden Taylor

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Artwork by Bruce Horak Comedy/Political Satire Maureen loves her cottage. She and her husband worked hard for it. A long dock, a glass of chardonnay, sunset, bbqs. She can’t wait to teach her grandkids to waterski in the wide open channel. Arthur loves wild rice.  He worked hard to learn from the elders in his community: how to grow and ...

The Waltz by Marie Beath Badian

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Artwork by Bruce Horak Romance/Comedy **WORLD PREMIERE** Those of you who loved 2013’s Prairie Nurse are in for a treat with this world premiere of its sequel. Prairie Nurse told the story of two Filipina nurses working in a small-town Saskatchewan hospital in the 1960s. The Waltz picks up the story a generation later, when the children of these two ...

John Ware Reimagined by Cheryl Foggo

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Artwork by Bruce Horak Original Music by Miranda Martini and Kris Demeanor Drama/History/Folk Music Joni loved everything about cowgirl life. From her checkered shirt, to her fringe vest, to the whistle on her hat, to Dale Evans on the Roy Rogers Show. But growing up as a young Black girl in 1960s Calgary, Joni struggled to see herself represented in ...

The Brand New Blyth Festival Harvest Stage Brings its Bounty to 2021

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Blyth, ON - Five Canadian productions. Each featuring one lone magical storyteller.  All performed under the wide open Huron County sky, on the newly built Blyth Festival Harvest Stage, at the Blyth Fairgrounds. Occupying roughly a five acre natural amphitheatre at the North/West corner of the Blyth Fairgrounds, and backing right onto the Goderich to Guelph rail trail, a beautiful, ...

A Huron County Christmas Carol: Greed, Redemption and Rollicking Tunes.

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BLYTH, ON – For the first time in its 45 year history, the Blyth Festival is presenting its inaugural full-out professional Christmas show, A Huron County Christmas Carol. With a star-studded cast, and live original music, this is the Dickens’ classic updated and set in farm country in 2019. Adapted by Blyth Festival Artistic Director Gil Garratt, with tunes by …