Blyth Festival plays are on stages across Canada in 2018

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BLYTH, ON – Plays that were developed and premiered on stage at the Blyth Festival are receiving encore productions across the country this year. “This year, a half dozen plays that were born at the Blyth Festival will be performed by other Canadian theatres in the 2018 Season. That reaffirms the Blyth Festival’s magic: selecting and developing plays that resonate …

Native Earth Performing Arts presents Ipperwash

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TORONTO, ON – Native Earth Performing Arts is proud to present its production of Ipperwash, written and directed by Six Nations playwright Falen Johnson, in partnership with the Blyth Festival, from February 6 to 18 at Aki Studio. Ipperwash premiered at the Blyth Festival in its 2017 Season. In 1942, when the Department of Defence forcibly evicted the community of …

THE DOWNS

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Come spend some time with Millie Johnson as she spins tales about life on the farm in 1950’s Northern New Brunswick, when working hard had a whole different meaning and homemade bread was served at every meal. Millie teaches us lessons in acceptance, love, and the importance of being able to use a rifle! The story of raising five girls …

YOUNG COMPANY HC

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The Blyth Festival Young Company is a free program we offer to local young people for five or six weeks in the summer. Essentially, Young Company is composed of local teenagers, ages 13-19 (anywhere from 3-17 young people), and like everything we do at Blyth, emphasizes originality- and creation-based work. The teens get to work with a professional director for …

THESE ARE THE SONGS THAT I SING WHEN I’M SAD

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Blyth Festival Presents: A Nightswimming Production: These Are The Songs That I Sing When I’m Sad is an intimate, interactive performance by the remarkable singer Jane Miller. Through storytelling and songs, Jane explores the sad songs that have played a role in her life and delves into the link between deep emotions and the musical elements that make these songs …

1837: THE FARMERS’ REVOLT – AUGUST 1 – SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

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1837: The Farmers' Revolt by Rick Salutin and Theatre Passe Muraille. This is an epic Canadian story about a rebellion whose reverberations helped build the very Canada we know today. At its core, this is a play about farmers who distrust the government of the day, and rise up to take them down. Fighting against a class of entitled would-be ...

WING NIGHT AT THE BOOT – AUGUST 8 – SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

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Wing Night at the Boot by the Company. That’s right. It’s time. Working from local stories/memories of the now infamous Rubber Boot, we are creating a show that both celebrates and lampoons 141 years of the Blyth Inn. From Michael Ondaatje’s famous poem, The Concessions (which features a mid 70s portrait of the place), to the snowmobilers in the winter, ...

JUDITH: MEMORIES OF A LADY PIG FARMER – JUNE 27 – AUGUST 11, 2018

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"Our stories are markers of our difference, our originality and our imagination. They’re key to identity. If we don’t know our stories, we don’t know who we are." Aritha van Herk Judith: Memories of a Lady Pig Farmer by Heather Davies, adapted from Aritha Van Herk’s award-winning 1978 novel Judith. A young woman leaves the home farm (a pig operation) ...

THE NEW CANADIAN CURLING CLUB – JUNE 20 – September 21, 2018

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The New Canadian Curling Club by Mark Crawford. From Mark Crawford, the playwright who brought us the smash hits The Birds and the Bees and Stag and Doe, comes a hilarious new comedy with a rich heart. The essential premise is a small town in rural Southwestern Ontario with an ice rink, a refugee resettlement program, and a “Learn to ...

THE PIGEON KING – MAY 30 – JUNE 15, 2018

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"The Pigeon King is a country parable for our times, reminding us that what takes flight, always comes home to roost." (If you missed The Pigeon King during its run in the 2018 Season at the Blyth Festival, you can still catch it at the National Arts Centre 2018-19 English Theatre Season. It plays in the Babs Asper Theatre from April ...