In the Wake of Wettlaufer at The Blyth Festival – A Review

In the Wake of Wettlaufer at The Blyth Festival Between 2007 and 2016, Elizabeth Wettlaufer, a registered nurse in Ontario, murdered eight elderly patients under her care and attempted to kill six others. Her weapon was lethal doses of insulin. Astonishingly enough, her crimes were never detected by the institutions and agencies for which she […]

Jumbo At The Blyth Festival – A Review

Jumbo At The Blyth Festival Few people associate P. T. Barnum with southern Ontario. Yet one of the most traumatic events of his storied career occurred in St Thomas, a city not far from the shores of Lake Erie. There, in 1885, during a Canadian tour, his circus’s prize African elephant, Jumbo, was killed by […]

Cakewalk at The Blyth Festival – A Review

Cakewalk at The Blyth Festival The mission of the Blyth Festival in tiny Blyth, Ontario, is to produce new Canadian work on rural themes. That might seem a tough nut to crack, but they’ve been at it successfully for 45 years now and the quality of the plays I’ve seen has been remarkable. Not everything […]