The Trials of Maggie Pollock
by Beverley Cooper
Memorial Hall – World Premiere
Seer? Swindler? Sorcerer? The true story of the last woman in Canada to be convicted of witchcraft…and who just so happened to have been born in Blyth! Arrested on her home farm just outside of town, held in the historic Gaol near Lake Huron, and tried in Goderich court, her case went all the way to the Supreme Court of Ontario. Long after the arrival of the telephone, the motor-car, and the electric light bulb, Maggie Pollock faced off against official superstition in Canada’s courts.
Runs from Wednesday, July 31, 2024 to Thursday, August 29, 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