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BLYTH FESTIVAL – OPENING 2013 Season Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BEYOND THE FARM SHOW OPENS THIS WEEKEND AT THE BLYTH FESTIVAL Blyth Festival, June 21, 2013 – After months of research, farm visits and editing, the Collective is ready to premiere their production Beyond The Farm Show this Friday, June 28th at the Blyth Festival’s 2013 Gala Season Opening. Over the course of five months, a team of five actors/writers, a director and an assistant director (not to herd of designers, crew people and stage managers), have ventured out into Huron County to visit our neighbours and friends. Now the Collective is ready to tell their story. Over the writing and rehearsal process, the Collective visited to over 15 farms, a couple of livestock auctions, a yodelling choir practice and had a few tractor driving lessons at McGavin’s in Walton. Needless to say, they have a field full of stories to harvest. For Robinson, there were “a lot of highlights.” When forced to choose between his experiences, Robinson will always be grateful for, “being so close to farm animals, something [he’s] never done before.” The audience will also have the opportunity to experience a closeness to livestock when they come to see the show. Auditions are being held across the country-side and a few animal/human language barriers are being examined – audiences will be in for a treat! For the original Collective of the 1972 Farm Show, they left with a lifetime of experiences and friendships that still resound with them today. Now, we have another group of actors who have had a new world opened up to them and memories that will last a lifetime. Huron County has opened its heart to this group of willing performers and this summer you will have the opportunity to see the fruits of their labour. Beyond The Farm Show will be on the Blyth Festival stage from June 28th to August 16th and tickets are on sale now at the Blyth Festival Box Office. This is sure to be a summer smash, so book your seats early. Call today at 1.877.862.5984. Special thanks to our Production Sponsor, McGavin Farm Equipment and our Season Sponsors, Sparlings Propane and CTV. Lisa Justine Hood Marketing & Publicity Coordinator Blyth Festival P: (519) 523-9300 x. 209 E: lhood@blythfestival.com


Beyond The Farm Show, Gala Opening!