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Runs from Wednesday September 15 2021 to Saturday October 2 2021

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 15 minutes


Blyth Festival Harvest Stage
377 Gypsy Lane
Blyth ON N0M 1H0

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Bruce Horak plays himself in this show, his Blyth festival debut; A gifted performer and a brilliant visual artist, Bruce has been legally blind since childhood. In ASSASSINATING THOMSON, Horak shares the unique way he sees the world while exploring the truth and lies behind the mysterious death of one of Canada’s greatest artists and unofficial 8th member of the Group of Seven, Tom Thomson. Weaving the famous painters’ biography with the story of the loss of his own vision, Bruce draws the audience into a deep connection to life and the true value of art. Throughout the performance Bruce paints a live portrait of an audience member.

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