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“A Play”

Thousand Islands Playhouse
Ranked #1 of 39 things to do in Gananoque
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The most scenic theatre in Canada, the Thousand Islands Playhouse has two theatres on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, halfway between Toronto and Montreal, Canada. Featuring the longest decks in the region, The Springer Theatre is an intimate air conditioned vintage "canoe club" - and seats 360 with proscenium style seating. The Firehall Theatre is a heritage building with flexible seating open to innovative staging.
Reviewed 14 October 2013

It was a good show about 5 nuns that run a convent and was quite funny.
We were with a group from church social group.

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Reviewed 12 October 2013

My wife and I took in "No Great Mischief" while doing some sightseeing in the 1000 islands area and were totally captivated by this charming, beautiful theatre. We have Mirvish subscriptions so seeing a play in a smaller, less ostentatious setting was a great change for us. The theatre itself is a converted clubhouse for a rowing club and the lobby has many displays showing the club's history. The walk down to the theatre is a bit steep but if you have mobility issues they have staff on golf carts to assist you.
The play itself was very thought-provoking and is one that I would recommend to anyone. It was one you had to "stay with" but you were well-rewarded if you did.

We both agreed if we lived in the area, that we would be subscribers. It was a totally enjoyable evening of entertainment.

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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Located at the bottom of a rather steep hill, navigation difficult for those with physical disabilities. Saw the first half of No Great Mischief, strange production that could not keep our attention.

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Reviewed 11 September 2013

We visited the Thousand Islands theatre as part of our 35 wedding anniversary weekend. The one woman show was excellent, The (Post) Mistress was an excellent critique on the social issues of small town Ontario in the 1960s. Thomson Highway has a way with words and the actress has lots of energy.
we will return to the theatre.

2  Thank Hilda Y
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

We attended "The (Post) Mistress", a one-woman musical as part of a Chuckles Discovery Tour-theatre package. The play, written by eminent Canadian, aboriginal author, Thomson Highway, was a cracker: a deeply, insightful perspective on white Canada and its social issues. Actress Martha Irving was simply outstanding. A superlative performance! The Playhouse is offering a season of quality plays and if this production is anything to go by, all will be of a very high standard.

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