The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1098 Friday, 11 May 2001
Date: Thursday, 10 May 2001 10:39:50 -0400
Subject: Othello Spin-off in Ontario
Anyone heading to Stratford, Ont this summer might be interested in the
following. The Blyth Festival is a smaller, regional theatre festival
located about 20-30 minutes north of Stratford.
> this summer The Blyth Festival is presenting a play co-authored by Stratford's Michael "Earnie" Taylor (of Humphrey & The Dumptrucks fame/notoriety). I haven't a prayer of adequately describing this production, but I will say it's a musical version of Othello, set in 20th-century Saskatchewan (!). Earnie is the guitarist/Musical Director, I'm on acoustic bass, and Glen Soulis (of The Beirdo Bros. fame/even-WORSE-notoriety!) appears on violin and flute.
--------- BLYTH FESTIVAL INFO: --------------------
from their web site,
"The Blyth Festival bursts into song with this year's Canadian Classic
"Cruel Tears" by Ken Mitchell and Humphrey and the Dumptrucks. It's a
country and western opera as a daring young truck driver woos his boss's
daughter only to find jealousy and betrayal round the bend of a
dangerous road. Critics described Cruel Tears as "an astonishing
theatrical event" when it toured across Canada in 1970"
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