The Stratford Festival will salute the career of the William Hutt on Sunday.
The tribute, to be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Festival Theatre, will include readings and celebrations from Hutt's theatrical family including Brent Carver, Richard Monette, Martha Henry, and Peter Hutt, who is also the late actor's nephew.
Hutt, who died June 27 after a brief illness, was a legend at Stratford and in the Canadian theatre community. As a founding company member, director and actor, he participated in 39 seasons and 130 productions. He was hailed as an outstanding performer, captivating audiences with both dramatic and comedic roles.
As noted on his tombstone, with the epitaph "Soldier Actor," William Hutt was also a member of the military, serving in the Second World War from 1941-46.
He was a member of the 7th Canadian Field Ambulance in Italy, France, Belgium and Holland, and was awarded the Military Medal.
The celebration of Hutt's life and career is open to the public, with seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The tribute had originally been planned for Oct. 28, but a conflict with the Gemini Awards forced a change of date, as Hutt has been nominated for an award for his performance in the television program Slings and Arrows.