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 ...

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, ...

10 x 10 in 2020!

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Success! Online Art Auction in support of the Blyth Festival Blyth Festival partnered with volunteers and artists from around the province and created a fun and creative way to support the Blyth Festival while adding original works of art to enthusiastic bidders’ collections. Each work of art was created by local and regional artists and donated to help the Blyth …