news | Tuesday June 23, 2015
The Blyth Festival begins its 41st Season with the political whodunnit of sorts: Seeds by Annabel Soutar, directed by Kim Collier. Seeds runs from June 24 (tomorrow!) until August 8 at the Blyth Memorial Hall in Blyth, Ontario.
Seeds is based on the case that went all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada: Monsanto vs Percy Schmeiser. Schmeiser, a Saskatchewan farmer, was sued by Monsanto for growing a crop he claims he never planted. But it’s not a simple case of the farmer being good and the transnational company being bad; Seeds looks at the issues from a larger perspective. This is an unflinching look at the reality of farming in the 21st Century: No easy answers, no spoon feeding.
Tickets are available by calling Blyth Festival’s Box Office at 519.523.9300, Toll Free 1.877.862.5984 or online at blythfestival.com.