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 …

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 …

REVIEW: A powerful play, impeccable production

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In the Wake of Wettlaufer is truly exceptional theatre and you may want to see it for many reasons not necessarily as an impetus to react to the Gillese inquiry report, writes James Karas in his online review. The Blyth Festival has produced a harrowing and deeply moving play about the fate of a man suffering from dementia and its …

COLUMN: ‘A play about the Wettlaufer tragedy is exactly what this society needs’

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By Joe Belanger, London Free Press I’m still thinking about what happened to me Aug. 7. That night, I walked into the Blyth Festival theatre to watch the world premiere of In the Wake of Wettlaufer. Beyond watching compelling theatre, I was looking into a mirror at my own life and hearing actors talk about issues I’ve either had to …

REVIEW: In the Wake of Wettlaufer a “brilliant and timely play”

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Portraying raw emotion on stage is difficult. But it’s even tougher to watch, writes Liz Dadson, in her review of In the Wake of Wettlaufer, posted on the Kincardine Record‘s website. However, the Blyth Festival has not only produced a brilliant and timely play, it has done so with finesse and incredible sensitivity, she wrote. Such is the world premiere …

REVIEW: In the Wake of Wettlaufer is a “powerful artistic achievement”

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In the Wake of Wettlaufer, written by Kelly McIntosh and Gil Garratt, who also directed, is a powerful artistic achievement but, more importantly, it puts a human face and sharp focus on a horrific tragedy that has exposed the weaknesses in a long-term care system in desperate need of repair, writes London Free Press reviewer Joe Belanger. That this play …