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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 …

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 Blyth Festival Raises funds for Ukraine with Award Winning Show

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Gil Garratt announced today that on Thursday March 10, the Blyth Festival in partnership with Pyretic Productions will be presenting an online reading of Barvinok by Edmonton based playwright Lianna Makuch to raise humanitarian funds for Ukraine. Originally produced by Pyretic Productions in association with Punctuate! Theatre in Edmonton in 2018, the production garnered four Sterling Award nominations and in March of …

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, ...

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, ...