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firehallcropThe 1000 Islands Playhouse is having a free reading of Siberian Summer on December 4 at 7:30pm and of Lore on December 6 at 7:30pm.

Siberian Summer is written by Playwrights’ Unit member Paul Van Dyck
Join us for the first public reading of works created in our Playwrights’ Unit, led by professional directors and performed by professional actors! 

Siberian Summer chronicles the adventures of three retired small-town Ontario women who decide to take a vacation on the Trans-Siberian Railway. Based on an actual trip the playwright took in 2008 with his mother and her friends, this whimsical comedy examines the often humorous and sometimes poignant cultural differences between nationalities and generations.

Lore is written by Playwrights’ Unit members Jodi Essery and Attila Clemann
Join us for the first public reading of works created in our Playwrights’ Unit, led by professional directors and performed by professional actors!

Lore is a duet. A young girl prays that her dead mother be returned to her. Instead, an emaciated 7-foot-tall Viking falls from the sky. Our young heroine must open herself up to an unexpected and uninvited stranger who does not speak her language, and lives by none of the rules of her everyday world. Together they will rage, defy, laugh, eat, struggle, become lost, fail, hold on, and step into a blizzard of not knowing in an effort to return the Viking from whence he came.

Come to the Firehall Theatre and enjoy the wit and culture of Siberian Summer and Lore.

1000 Islands Comedy Festival

Gananoque OntarioTwo days of ridiculously funny Canadian comedians on the stage at the 1000 Islands Featuring the stand up antics of some of Canada’s funniest people.

Get ready to bust a gut at the 1000 Islands Comedy Festival on March 23 & 24, 2012 for our next comedy festival in Gananoque. The show opens on Friday March 23 at 7:30 pm with a 2 hour gala featuring the funniest man alive! Saturday March 24 you have two choices; 7:30pm Comedy Gala for 2 side-splitting hours or put on your big guy pants and brave the adult only ‘Uncensored’ ‘Blue Show’ kicking off at 10:00pm and get ready for some downtown fun in in the serenity of the 1000 Islands proving that yes you can have your cake and eat it too!

Tickets for any of the three shows are $20 per person or as we like to say FREE but the popcorn is $20.

Location is at the 1000 Islands Playhouse 690 Charles St S, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 1A1. For tickets please visit:

Media Release: Up The River – Family Musical

The Thousand Islands Playhouse Springer season continues in August with UP the River: a family musical. Brimming with humour, music and hijinx, the fun begins on the famous docks of the Playhouse’s Springer Theatre, which is where audiences are first introduced to the colourful characters that populate this world.

Be sure to visit their 1000 Islands Playhouses’ events calendar at for a list of all of their events happening in August.

"Blood Brothers" Opening Night

1000 Islands Playhouse GananoqueBlood Brothers
By: Willy Russell

Springer Theatre
June 17th-July 31st

Directed by Greg Wanless Musical Direction by Sandy Thorburn
Set & Costume Design by Gillian Gallow Lighting Design by Michelle Ramsay

Mickey and Eddie are fraternal twins separated at birth who end up on opposite ends of the social spectrum. Both fall for the same girl, with tragic circumstances.

From the incredibly talented writer of “Shirley Valentine” and “Educating Rita” comes one of the longest-running musicals of all time, receiving a standing ovation every performance in London’s West End.

Gananoque OntarioSHOW TIMES:
Wed – Sat 8PM
Matinees on Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun @ 2:30PM


Telephone: Toll Free: 1.866.382.7020 &nbps;Local: 613.382.7020

In Person:
Box Office opens daily at 11AM:
Thousand Islands Playhouse
185 South Street
Gananoque, ON