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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

World Premiere of The Devil We Know is the Quintessential Summer Thriller at its Best

Blyth, Ontario, July 27, 2012— The Devil We Know by Cheryl Foggo and Clem Martini, the third world premiere to hit the stage in the Blyth Festival’s 2012 season, opens August 3.  

The Devil We Know is a fitting finale for one of the strongest artistic seasons Blyth has enjoyed and is also the last directorial offering by departing Artistic Director Eric Coates.  Coates announced earlier this summer he will be leaving the Festival after 18 consecutive seasons to become the Artistic Director at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa.

For Coates’ final production, Calgary-based playwrights Cheryl Foggo and Clem Martini have woven an edge of the seat thriller that will provide the perfect entertainment for a hot summer’s night.  Replete with legend and lore,  two young, twin sisters face the terror of a home invasion. 

Clem Martini likened developing the script to making soup; mixing childhood bed-time stories and young-girls-coming-of-age-stories, stories of old omens and buried treasure, class warfare and the dreams of growing up that most young people have.  And much of the brilliantly tangled story comes from the real life experiences of playwright Cheryl Foggo, “Anyone who knows me well won’t have to dig too deep to find parallels between The Devil We Know and my own life.”  Her mother grew up on the edge of Regina, as a twin, and also as a member of large Black family in an otherwise predominantly Caucasian community. 

The Devil We Know features Tony Munch (Rope’s End) as the intruder Walter and Blyth Festival newcomers Tiffany Martin and Meghan Swaby as twin sisters Vivian and Verna respectively. 

From the cast to the script and from the technical design to Eric Coate’s directorial hand, The Devil We Know promises a real treat for audiences.  Preview performances are August 1st and 2nd and will be opening August 3rd. The Devil We Know plays at the Blyth Festival until September 1st.

The Blyth Festival’s 2012 season runs until September 1 and also features Having Hope at Home by David S. Craig and The Lonely Diner: Al Capone in Euphemia Township by Beverley Cooper. For more information or to book tickets please visit www.blythfestival.com or call 1-877-862-5984.

The Devil We Know is sponsored by Ideal Supply.  Media Sponsor is 104.9 the Beach. The 2012 Season Sponsor is Sparling’s Propane Company Limited and the Season Media Sponsor is CTV. 

Media Contact:    

John Bezaire
Director of Communications
519-523-9300/1-877-862-5984 Ext 211
development@blythfestival..com

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News Release

www.blythfestival.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

World Premiere of The Devil We Know is the Quintessential Summer Thriller at its Best

Blyth, Ontario, July 27, 2012— The Devil We Know by Cheryl Foggo and Clem Martini, the third world premiere to hit the stage in the Blyth Festival’s 2012 season, opens August 3.  

The Devil We Know is a fitting finale for one of the strongest artistic seasons Blyth has enjoyed and is also the last directorial offering by departing Artistic Director Eric Coates.  Coates announced earlier this summer he will be leaving the Festival after 18 consecutive seasons to become the Artistic Director at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa.

For Coates’ final production, Calgary-based playwrights Cheryl Foggo and Clem Martini have woven an edge of the seat thriller that will provide the perfect entertainment f
or a hot summer’s night.  Replete with legend and lore,  two young, twin sisters face the terror of a home invasion. 

Clem Martini likened developing the script to making soup; mixing childhood bed-time stories and young-girls-coming-of-age-stories, stories of old omens and buried treasure, class warfare and the dreams of growing up that most young people have.  And much of the brilliantly tangled story comes from the real life experiences of playwright Cheryl Foggo, “Anyone who knows me well won’t have to dig too deep to find parallels between The Devil We Know and my own life.”  Her mother grew up on the edge of Regina, as a twin, and also as a member of large Black family in an otherwise predominantly Caucasian community. 

The Devil We Know features Tony Munch (Rope’s End) as the intruder Walter and Blyth Festival newcomers Tiffany Martin and Meghan Swaby as twin sisters Vivian and Verna respectively. 

From the cast to the script and from the technical design to Eric Coate’s directorial hand, The Devil We Know promises a real treat for audiences.  Preview performances are August 1st and 2nd and will be opening August 3rd. The Devil We Know plays at the Blyth Festival until September 1st.

The Blyth Festival’s 2012 season runs until September 1 and also features Having Hope at Home by David S. Craig and The Lonely Diner: Al Capone in Euphemia Township by Beverley Cooper. For more information or to book tickets please visit www.blythfestival.com or call 1-877-862-5984.

The Devil We Know is sponsored by Ideal Supply.  Media Sponsor is 104.9 the Beach. The 2012 Season Sponsor is Sparling’s Propane Company Limited and the Season Media Sponsor is CTV. 

Media Contact:    

John Bezaire
Director of Communications
519-523-9300/1-877-862-5984 Ext 211
development@blythfestival.com

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