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Gananoque: 1000 Islands Playhouse announces its 2021 season
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Thousand Islands Playhouse has announced its 2021 Season running from July 8 to October 31. It will safely offers 4 full productions on the Firehall Theatre stage. An outdoor, open-air tent will be part of the experience and every production run will also include streamed performances.
The 2021 Season:
MISS CALEDONIA by Melody A. Johnson
July 8-31, 2021
It’s 1955, and Peggy Ann Douglas is hitching her wagon to the pageant circuit in the hope it’ll steer her from her farm to the bright lights of a Hollywood movie set. A play packed with baton twirling, big laughs, and some fantastic fiddle playing. This is a play for anyone who knows what it’s like to dream big and hustle to make it happen.
SEXY LAUNDRY by Michelle Riml
August 5-29, 2021
Armed with a copy of “Sex for Dummies,” Alice and Henry check themselves into a trendy spa hotel with a mission: to jump-start their 25-year marriage.
Can they embrace all the wild suggestions Alice keeps pulling from her handy-dandy marriage-saving manual? Is Henry prepared to see his fifty-plus wife, and mother of his children, dressed in black leather?
BACK IN ’59 by Thom Currie
September 9-October 2, 2021
Four friends attending their 10-year high school reunion sneak away to an old hangout to reminisce and remember the music of their youth. Join them on this nostalgic trip through the 50s and 60s featuring over 70 hit songs, including Let’s Twist Again, Leader of the Pack, and It’s My Party. This musical mashup features incredible harmonies, clever medleys, and snappy choreography.
SERVING ELIZABETH by Marcia Johnson
October 7-31, 2021
Mercy, a Kenyan independence activist, is asked to cook for the visiting princess Elizabeth, who turns out to have a few surprises of her own. Sixty years later, the making of a TV series about the royal family causes more than a few culture clashes for a young Kenyan-Canadian production intern. A fresh, funny, and smart new play about colonialism, monarchy, and who is serving whom.
Subscriptions on sale April 6 at www.1000islandsplayhouse.com. Single tickets on sale April 27.