FURY – book and lyrics by Peter Smith, music by Samuel Sholdice – July 29 – September 12.
In the Great Storm of 1913, off the shore of Bayfield on Lake Huron, the mighty SS Wexford went down with all her hands. There were no survivors.
A young woman, her forbidden love, a zealous guardian, the would-be heir, a bare-knuckle boxer, and an irresistible singer with a voice clear and colourful as a Huron sunset, all stand poised on the brink of destruction and destiny.
GLS 1913 Committee Member Paul Carroll served as Marine Heritage Advisor for FURY. Tickets for this original Canadian play go on sale to Blyth Festival Members February 2 and to the general public on April 1. For more information, visit www.blythfestival.com
The SS Wexford in Goderich Harbour before the Great Storm. For additional historical photos and information about the story behind the play FURY, visit Facebook.com/TheGreatLakesStormof1913