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 …

Playing With Fire: The Theo Fleury Story September 9th – September 26th 2020

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Shaun Smyth  as Theo Fleury; photo by Electric Umbrella Images Season Suspended September 9-September 26 Opens September 11 By Kirstie McLellan Day A powerful, vibrant, captivating portrait of a great Canadian; a champion on the ice, and a hero off of it. Fleury grappled with and triumphed over incredible adversity, personal demons, dark secrets, and a reputation that sometimes got ...

How I Met My Husband by Alice Munro

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Season Suspended July 29-September 3 By Alice Munro Based on the short story by Alice Munro Penned by the Nobel Laureate herself, this delicate, funny, beautiful play about a young woman, a pilot, and a fateful cake, originally premiered at Blyth Festival in 1976. Set just outside Blyth in the 1950s, the play follows a young woman named Edie who, ...

Deeper Roots/Special Events

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Season Suspended Wednesday September 16, 2020: Theo Fleury 7pm: Blyth Memorial Community Hall, Blyth, Ontario Tickets: $40 Adults $15 youth aged 18 and under Click here to view the Press Release Theo Fleury will be available after his talk in the lower hall to sign autographs and have photos taken. Theoren Fleury: Is a former NHL All-Star, Stanley Cup winner ...

Fair Play July 15th – September 3rd 2020

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Season Suspended (A Return to the Ransiers of The Team on the Hill)   July 15-September 3 Opens July 17 By Dan Needles Twenty years after The Team on the Hill we catch up with the young Ransier couple and find much has changed. Larry has taken the 200 acre cattle farm to a 2,000 acre cash crop operation. But his ...