REVIEW: “Perfect fare for Blyth’s largely rural audience”

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Anyone who has experienced Dan Needles’ Wingfield productions knows that the writer is a comic master. While his play The Team on the Hill contains some genuine laugh-out-loud lines, it tends towards the dramatic side of things, so Wingfield fans should be prepared for some darkness, writes theatre critic Paula Citron in her blog PaulaCitron.ca The play, which premiered in 2013, is perfect fare for Blyth’s …

Storyteller weaves traditional tales through Rocko and Nakota

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BLYTH – A compelling play that brings to life many Anishinaabe stories will perform on stage in the Blyth Festival’s Phillips Studio from Aug. 27 to Aug. 31. The one-man play is written and performed by Josh Languedoc. In it, meet Nakota, a young boy who is sick in the hospital and trying to write the greatest story ever. One …

Heaven and Earth exhibition at Blyth Gallery

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Blyth Festival Art Gallery will present the last of its three 2019 professional-level exhibitions, featuring the paintings of Elizabeth McQueen and ceramic art by Catherine Weir, beginning Aug. 27. The two Dundas, Ontario, area women have been working collaboratively for 3 years now, with their first joint exhibition, also entitled “Heaven and Earth” held at the Carnegie Gallery in Dundas …

REVIEW: A powerful play, impeccable production

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In the Wake of Wettlaufer is truly exceptional theatre and you may want to see it for many reasons not necessarily as an impetus to react to the Gillese inquiry report, writes James Karas in his online review. The Blyth Festival has produced a harrowing and deeply moving play about the fate of a man suffering from dementia and its …

COLUMN: ‘A play about the Wettlaufer tragedy is exactly what this society needs’

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By Joe Belanger, London Free Press I’m still thinking about what happened to me Aug. 7. That night, I walked into the Blyth Festival theatre to watch the world premiere of In the Wake of Wettlaufer. Beyond watching compelling theatre, I was looking into a mirror at my own life and hearing actors talk about issues I’ve either had to …

Cowbell Announces Multi-Year Commitment to Blyth Festival

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BLYTH, ON – The Blyth Festival Theatre is pleased to announce a three-year sponsorship agreement between Blyth Cowbell Brewing Co. and the Blyth Festival. Cowbell Brewing will be the exclusive Hospitality Sponsor and will sponsor the development of a new play, focusing on a remarkable, historic Blyth resident. “Cowbell Brewing is proud to support the Blyth Festival Theatre, a unique …

Blyth Centre for the Arts renews relationship with Blyth Memorial Community Hall

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BLYTH, ON – At the outset of the 45th anniversary season, The Township of North Huron and the Blyth Centre for the Arts (Blyth Festival), together announce a new ten-year, year-round lease for Blyth Memorial Community Hall. This replaces a previous lease agreement between the township and Blyth 14/19. The change in leaseholder will not affect the historic use by …

REVIEW: The laughs come one on top of the next in Cakewalk

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Playwright Collen Curran first wrote Cakewalk for the Blyth Festival in 1984.  Then it made the rounds of area theatres, and I was fortunate enough to see it in 1985 at the old Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia.  So it was interesting to see its return 35 years later, writes Mary Alderson in her blog, Entertain This Thought. I was concerned that the …