Cottagers and Indians by Drew Hayden Taylor

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Photo by Terry Manzo. Pictured Kelly McIntosh as Maureen Poole and James Dallas Smith as Arthur Copper.  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 ...

The Waltz by Marie Beath Badian – CANCELLED

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For Immediate Release August 2, 2022 Blyth, ON Gil Garratt announced today that the Blyth Festival is cancelling the entire run of their third show of the season, The Waltz by Marie Beath Badian. Caught in Ontario’s seventh wave, with Covid 19 spreading in the company, the Blyth Festival was twice forced to delay the beginning of rehearsals, and after ...

John Ware Reimagined by Cheryl Foggo

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Photo by Terry Manzo. Pictured Janelle Cooper as Mildred Ware and Twaine Ward as John Ware Photo by Terry Manzo. Full Company pictured: George Meanwell, Janelle Cooper, Madeleine Eddy, Twaine Ward, Graham Hargrove & Warona Setshwaelo 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, ...

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, ...

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, ...