Rocko and Nakota – August 27 to August 31

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Blyth Festival Presents Written and performed by Josh Languedoc Directed by Eric Smith Rocko and Nakota: Tales from the Land, written and performed by Indigenous artist Josh Languedoc, is a compelling one-man show named among the Top 6 Picks of the Fringe in Winnipeg, Ottawa, and Vancouver. Meet Nakota. A young boy who is sick in the hospital and trying ...

Sink or Swim – August 20 to August 24

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A HappyGoodThings Production Written and performed by Beverley Elliott Directed by Lynna Goldhar Smith Music directed by Bill Costin Projection design and stage management by Jordan Lloyd Watkins This one-woman show that recently won Best Musical at the United Solo Festival in NYC is written and performed by Beverley Elliott, an artist who has deep local roots. She will be ...

Bed and Breakfast – September 11 to September 28, 2019

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Bed and Breakfast by Mark Crawford Brett and Drew, are a young professional couple caught in the stifling, soul-crushing climb up the corporate ladder in Toronto. Living together in a minuscule condo, and trying in vain to carve out a future, the clouds suddenly part when Brett’s beloved Aunt Maggie passes away and leaves her nephew a stately Victorian home in ...

In the Wake of Wettlaufer– August 7 to September 6, 2019

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In the Wake of Wettlauferconceived by Kelly McIntosh, written by Kelly McIntosh with Gil Garratt and others. Created with compassion from interviews with some of those most closely affected, including families who lost loved ones, nurses and PSWs working in assisted living, and many others, this new Blyth Festival play asks if our community can ever be the same? The ...

The Team on the Hill – July 31 to September 5, 2019

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The Team on the Hill by Dan Needles Few Canadian writers have had the kind of hand-in-work-glove relationship to rural audiences that Dan Needles has had. Winner of the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, Dan’s Wingfield series has been performed all over Canada, including on the CBC and at the Stratford Festival. Member of the Order of Canada, Dan is well ...

Cakewalk – June 26 to August 10, 2019

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Cakewalk by Colleen Curran In celebration of our 45th anniversary, we are bringing back one of the sweetest, most requested revivals in our decorated history. Cakewalk by Colleen Curran is a delicious comedy that premiered at the Blyth Festival in 1984 and went on to international acclaim. In celebration of Canada Day, a small town decides to hold a cake baking ...

Jumbo – June 12 to August 10, 2019

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It’s one of the biggest stories in the history of South Western Ontario. Literally. From playwright Sean Dixon (The Wilberforce Hotel, Lost Heir), comes the story of one of the biggest names in show business, the one, the only, Jumbo the Elephant. In the early fall of 1885, P.T. Barnum’s Greatest Show on Earth toured South Western Ontario, playing to ...

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 …