“The Pigeon King soars…a great experience that shouldn’t be missed.” North Huron
- Written by Rebecca Auerbach, Jason Chesworth, Gil Garratt, George Meanwell, J.D. Nicholsen, Gemma James Smith, Birgitte Solem and Severn Thompson
- Director Severn Thompson
NAC English Theatre Presentation
A Blyth Festival (Blyth, ON) Production
In one of the wildest frauds in Canadian history, farmer Arlan Galbraith built a bird-breeding empire called Pigeon King International, using investments from hundreds of his nearly insolvent neighbours. For seven years, he offered a lifeline of financial hope to people whose luck had nearly run out. But was he really a scheming con man? Or a hapless victim of his own preposterous dream?
The Pigeon King tells Galbraith’s incredible story, and reminds us that even well-meaning lies eventually come home to roost.