The Golden Anniversaries

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Cast

Creative Team

Janet-Laine Green

Role: Sandy
Categories: The Golden Anniversaries

Blyth Festival; Debut

Selected theatre: On Golden Pond (Drayton), Sometimes I Love You Always  (Kingston Festival ,Here for Now Theatre), Copy That, Peace River Country, Transit of Venus (Tarragon Theatre), Old Love (Foster Festival, Mexico), Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Wolfe (Storefront Theatre) Bordertown Café,(Belfrey Theatre), The Graduate (The Grand Theatre}Streetcar Named Desire (Pittsburgh)

Film: At First Light, Born to be Blue, The Stone Angel, Wolves, Mulroney -The Opera , Niagara Motel, Cowboys Don’t Cry, Chautauqua Girl.

TV: Escaping The NxivmCult, Christmas Stars, This Life {series regular}, She’s The Mayor {series lead}, This is Wonderland {series regular}, Good Witch, Hello It’s Me , Murdoch Mysteries, Saving Hope, My Gal Sunday, Seeing Things {series regular} Beachcombers {series regular}

 

Janet-Laine Green

Sandy

Blyth Festival; Debut Selected theatre: On Golden Pond (Drayton), Sometimes...

Jim Mezon

Role: Glen
Categories: The Golden Anniversaries

After 49 years as a professional actor in this country, Jim is very happy to finally be making his debut at the Blyth Festival. He has worked across this country in most regional theatres as an actor, director or teacher. He spent 33 seasons as an actor and director at the Shaw Festival working alongside wonderful and talented fellow actors, directors, designers and artisans: teachers and mentors all. After all of these years, he has reached a place of being very grateful for what and who has come his way.

Jim Mezon

Glen

After 49 years as a professional actor in this country,...

Mark Crawford

Role: Playwright
Categories: The Golden Anniversaries Creative Team

Mark is honoured to be at Blyth for the 50th season. The Blyth Festival has premiered three of Mark’s other plays: Stag and DoeThe Birds and the Bees, and The New Canadian Curling Club, and has presented Bed and Breakfast and Chase the Ace. Other plays by Mark include Boys, Girls, and Other Mythological Creatures and The Gig. His work has been performed across Canada and internationally, and is published by Scirocco Drama. Also an actor, Mark’s recent credits include: By the Light of a Story (Theatre Orangeville), Chronicles of Sarnia (Blyth), and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Mirvish). Up next, Vancouver Opera presents Die Fledermaus for which Mark adapted the dialogue. Mark grew up on his family’s farm near Glencoe, and now lives in Stratford.

Mark Crawford

Playwright

Mark is honoured to be at Blyth for the 50th...

Steve Lucas

Steve Lucas

Role: Set Design
Categories: The Golden Anniversaries Creative Team

Blyth Credits:

Set and lights and projections for: Innocence Lost: The Steven Truscott Project; The New Canadian Curling Club; Test Drive; Billy Bishop Goes to War and The Real McCoy

Set and light design for: The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom; Queen Milli of Galt; The Pigeon King; If Truth Be Told; A Huron County Christmas Carol; The Drawer Boy and  Chronicles of Sarnia

Lighting design for:

Pearl Gidley; Stag and Doe; The Wilberforce Hotel; Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad; 

Set design for: Seeds 

Since 1987 Steve has designed award winning sets and lighting for more than 500 productions of theatre, dance and performance art. His work has toured extensively and has been seen in 27 countries around the world.

Steve has received several awards including four Dora Awards for his designs. He has also been nominated for several of Canada’s most prestigious awards including the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre and thirty three Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations.

 

Steve Lucas

Set Design

Blyth Credits: Set and lights and projections for: Innocence Lost:...

Amanda McDonnell

Amanda McDonnell

Role: Assistant Stage Manager
Categories: The Golden Anniversaries Creative Team

Amanda is a passionate theatre creator, performer, and stage manager. She graduated from Brock University’s Dramatic Arts Program and is Co-Founder of Lumen and Jupiter Multi-Arts Company. Amanda is thrilled to be back at the Blyth Festival for her second season! Selected Stage Management Credits: Chronicles of Sarnia (Blyth Festival), Mommy Shark (Lumen and Jupiter), Wally’s Café (Upper Canada Playhouse), John School (Essential Theatre Collective), various productions with Yellow Door Theatre Projects including Robin Hood and Newsies and was the Child Supervisor for White Christmas (Shaw Festival). Selected acting credits: The Vagina Monologues (Gillian’s Place, 2018, 2020), Legally Blonde (Garden City Productions). Film/Web series:  Both Sides of the Curtain (Lumen and Jupiter) and Red Letter Day (Yellow Door Theatre Project).

Amanda McDonnell

Assistant Stage Manager

Amanda is a passionate theatre creator, performer, and stage manager....

Miles Potter

Role: Director
Categories: The Golden Anniversaries Creative Team

Miles has been connected to the Blyth festival since its inception. He has acted on its stage and directed such shows as Innocence Lost, Stag and Doe, and The New Canadian Curling Club among many others. He has worked at virtually every Canadian theatre including numerous shows on all of the Stratford Festivals stages. He is pleased to be back at Blyth with a few old friends and some new ones.

Miles Potter

Director

Miles has been connected to the Blyth festival since its inception....

Lyon Smith

Role: Sound Designer
Categories: The Golden Anniversaries Creative Team

For Blyth: The Donnellys: A Trilogy, Liars at a Funeral, The Real McCoy, Last Donnelly Standing, Mary’s Wedding, In the Wake of Wettlaufer, Truth be Told and The Drawer Boy.  

Select Credits: Witness for the Prosecution (Shaw Festival); Hamlet, Macbeth, the Taming of the Shrew, Venus in Fur, Liv Stein and Game of Love and Chance (Canadian Stage); Venus’s Daughter (Obsidian Theatre); Prairie Nurse, the Waltz  and You Can’t Get There From Here, Vol. 3 (Factory Theatre); The Gig  and Shirley Valentine (Theatre Aquarius); Stag and Doe and Shirley Valentine (The Capital Theatre). 

Lyon Smith

Sound Designer

For Blyth: The Donnellys: A Trilogy, Liars at a Funeral,...

Ann Stuart

Role: Stage Manager
Categories: The Golden Anniversaries Creative Team

For Blyth:  Debut 

Other theatres: Stratford Festival (forty seasons working on thirty of Shakespeare’s plays), Hart House Theatre, Theatre Plus, Theatre Royal Haymarket, Canadian Stage, National Arts Centre, Tarragon Theatre, Globe Theatre and Grand Theatre.  Also, Personal Assistant to Robin Phillips and Conservatory Coordinator for Martha Henry.  Currently working at the Stratford Festival Archives.

Other:  Happy 50th anniversary to the Blyth Festival, the Goldens & my husband, Ross.  Remembering my mother and my daughter always. 

Ann Stuart

Stage Manager

For Blyth:  Debut  Other theatres: Stratford Festival (forty seasons working...

Nic Vincent

Role: Lighting Design
Categories: The Golden Anniversaries Creative Team

Nic is based out of New York and Toronto, and is happy to be making his Blyth debut. Recent credits include; Off-Broadway: Fish (Theater Row); Next (Lincoln Center Theater); the bandaged place (Roundabout); Heartstrings (Atlantic); Jane Anger (New Ohio) Renaissance Mixtape (The Apollo); Fragments, Lists, & Lacunae (NY Live Arts); Greatest Hits Down Route 66 (59E59), Where Are You? (Mabou Mines); Draupadi, All the Lonely Women, DirectorJam (Rattlestick); Regional: Skeleton Crew (The Guthrie Theater), The Salvagers, El Huracán (Yale Repertory Theatre); BONEZ, Thurgood (People’s Light); Wolf Play, Everybody, Constellations (Brown / Trinity Rep); The Barber of Seville (Sacramento Opera) Other: NIGHTGOWNS (Sasha Velour / Quibi); Member: ADC IATSE 659, M.F.A.: Yale School of Drama, nicvincent.com

Nic Vincent

Lighting Design

Nic is based out of New York and Toronto, and...

Amanda Wong

Role: Costume Designer
Categories: The Golden Anniversaries Creative Team

Amanda Wong -Costume Designer for The Golden Anniversaries 

Amanda Wong is an award winning Toronto based set and costume designer. Amanda earned the outstanding design award in Toronto’s summerworks festival for two consecutive years collaborating with directors Severn Thompson and ted witzel. She created and styled costumes for CBC’s Baroness Von Sketch and worked as a scenic artist for reality TV’s Big Brother Canada. In 2020, Amanda designed a 100′ long plexiglass ice sculpture in front of Union station. She has worked with the prominent theatre companies Soulpepper, Tarragon, Obsidian, Modern Times Stage Co, Aluna, Canadian Stage, Nightwood and was nominated for the Pauline McGibbon award. Amanda is thrilled to have been invited to Blyth for its 50th season.

Amanda Wong

Costume Designer

Amanda Wong -Costume Designer for The Golden Anniversaries  Amanda Wong...

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45-$50

Show Times:

Jul 04 - Aug 04, 2024

Runtime:

Approx 2hours

Performance:

Venue:

Memorial Hall

Ticket Deals:

Please note this play contains some coarse language

Youth: $20

Previews: $40

          Groups: $43 (10 people make a group; 1 free ticket per 20)      

The Golden Anniversaries
by Mark Crawford

Memorial Hall – World Premiere


From the author of The New Canadian Curling Club and The Birds and the Bees comes a new play about love and laughs in the golden years. For as long as they have been married, Glen and Sandy Golden have been celebrating their wedding anniversary by coming to the same cottage on the lake for an annual weekend of quiet romance. And this year marks a major milestone: 50 years of wedded bliss. Well…mostly bliss…er…there was that one time…oh, don’t get me started! Join the Goldens for a night of he-said, she-said, remember-whens, what-happens-now, and a long-term love for the ages.

Runs from Thursday, July 4, 2024 to Sunday, August 4, 2024
Approximate running time: 2 hours and 20 minutes

Tickets on sale to members by phone starting February 5, 2024

Tickets on sale to the general public by phone and website starting April 2, 2024

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Play Showings

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The Golden Anniversaries (Preview)Thursday04 July 20248:00 PM
The Golden Anniversaries (Preview)Friday05 July 20248:00 PM
The Golden Anniversaries (Opening)Saturday06 July 20242:00 PM
The Golden AnniversariesSunday07 July 20242:00 PM
The Golden AnniversariesTuesday09 July 20242:00 PM
The Golden AnniversariesFriday12 July 20242:00 PM
The Golden AnniversariesFriday12 July 20248:00 PM
The Golden AnniversariesSaturday13 July 20242:00 PM
The Golden AnniversariesSunday14 July 20242:00 PM
The Golden AnniversariesWednesday17 July 20242:00 PM
The Golden AnniversariesWednesday17 July 20248:00 PM
The Golden AnniversariesThursday18 July 20242:00 PM
The Golden AnniversariesSunday04 August 20242:00 PM