Young Company Eco Echo – August 15 to August 17, 2019

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Eco Echo a play for Greta Thunberg In December 2018, at the UN climate summit, 15-year-old Greta Thunberg stood up in front of an auditorium full of world leaders and told them they were “behaving like irresponsible children”. In  January 2019, she stood in front of the global business elite in Davos, Switzerland and decried: “Some people, some companies, some ...

Rocko and Nakota – August 27 to August 31

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Blyth Festival Presents Written and performed by Josh Languedoc Directed by Barry Balinsky 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 by Jordan Lloyd Watkins Stage management by Lori Anderson 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 ...

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 Wettlaufer, written by Kelly McIntosh and Gil Garratt. 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 play follows a group of ...

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. Jumbo, written by Sean Dixon, runs until Aug. 10. Pictured are: Tony Munch as Matthew Scott and Lucy Meanwell as Annie Jones. Creative team includes: Manon Beaudoin, circus master; Gil Garratt, director; Eric Bunnell, set and costume designer; Leigh Ann Vardy, lighting designer; Deanna H. Choi, ...

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 …