THE PIGEON KING – MAY 30 – JUNE 15, 2018

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“The Pigeon King is a country parable for our times, reminding us that what takes flight, always comes home to roost.

Claiming to have access to lucrative pigeon racing markets in Saudi Arabia and throughout the Middle East, the Pigeon King began to sign ten-year contracts with guaranteed profits for buyers of his breeding pairs, promising to personally buy back all of the chicks. Over the next seven years, Pigeon King International became a massive empire, worth tens of millions of dollars, with farmers investing from both sides of the border, mortgaging century farms, and hatching hundreds of thousands of birds, only to collapse in a bankruptcy filing of epic proportions. Finally convicted of fraud in a Waterloo Court, Arlan Galbraith was sentenced to seven years for his preposterous Pigeon Ponzi scheme.

The Pigeon King is a country parable for our times, reminding us that what takes flight, always comes home to roost.


Cast (in alphabetical order)

  • REBECCA AUERBACH
  • JASON CHESWORTH
  • GIL GARRATT
  • GEORGE MEANWELL
  • J.D. NICHOLSEN
  • BIRGITTE SOLEM

Creative Team

  • SEVERN THOMPSON  Director
  • STEVE LUCAS  Set & Lighting Designer
  • GEMMA JAMES SMITH  Costume Designer
  • VERNE GOOD  Sound Designer
  • NEHA ROSS  Stage Manager
  • VICTORIA WANG Assistant Stage Manager

The Pigeon King has been supported in part through “The Collaborations” – at Canada’s National Arts Centre


Blyth Festival gratefully acknowledges the support of

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Play Showings

WednesdayMay 30, 20188pmBUY TICKETS
ThursdayMay 31, 20188pmBUY TICKETS
FridayJune 1, 2018 (Country Supper Available at Blyth United)8pmBUY TICKETS
FridayJune 1, 2018n/aBUY TICKETS
SaturdayJune 2, 2018 (Country Supper Available at Trinity Anglican)2pmBUY TICKETS
SaturdayJune 2, 20188pmBUY TICKETS
TuesdayJune 5, 20182pmBUY TICKETS
TuesdayJune 5, 20188pmBUY TICKETS
WednesdayJune 6, 20182pmBUY TICKETS
ThursdayJune 7, 20182pmBUY TICKETS
ThursdayJune 7, 20188pmBUY TICKETS
FridayJune 8, 2018 (Country Supper Available at Blyth Legion)8pmBUY TICKETS
SaturdayJune 9, 2018 (Country Supper Available at Blyth Legion)2pmBUY TICKETS
SaturdayJune 9, 20188pmBUY TICKETS
TuesdayJune 12, 20182pmBUY TICKETS
TuesdayJune 12, 20188pmBUY TICKETS
WednesdayJune 13, 20182pmBUY TICKETS
ThursdayJune 14, 20182pmBUY TICKETS
ThursdayJune 14, 20188pmBUY TICKETS
FridayJune 15, 2018 (Country Supper Available Walton Hall)8pmBUY TICKETS