5 TIP Shows You Don’t Want To Miss This Summer

By Sarah Houghton

The Thousand Islands Playhouse’s 2018 summer season is heating up! From a touching tribute to a music legend to a hilarious case of mistaken identity, and a pair of very green tenants, you’ll want to schedule in some time to visit Canada’s Dockside Theatre during your stay in Kingston this summer. 

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

June 22 – July 21
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As one of the founding fathers of rock & roll in the mid-1950s, Buddy Holly’s tragic and untimely death is still felt today. Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story celebrates his life and meteoric rise to fame in a powerful musical tribute including over 20 of his greatest hits.
 

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Harvest

July 6 – 29
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When a retired couple leaves the countryside for highrise living in the city, they leave their old home in the hands of a “nice young man.” But it’s harder than they thought to leave the country behind, and often return to visit the old homestead. When they learn their new tenants are youthful farmers of a particular kind of crop, they are thrown into an unexpected adventure.
 

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The Canadian

July 27 – August 18
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A small-town waterfront resort falls on hard times and is forced to face the reality of its inevitable bankruptcy and the threat of condo developers lurking offshore. Just when all hope is lost, an eccentric Hollywood writer swoops in with the cash that just might save the day. But can the resort meet the writer’s list of demands?
 

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Midsummer (a Play With Songs)

August 10 – September 2
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This dysfunctional rom-com tosses sketchy low-life Bob and adulterous (and high-powered divorce lawyer) Helena together in an ill-advised tryst that neither of them could have predicted. Midsummer does it what it says on the tin: you’re in for a play with songs that warns for “strong language and sexy content.”
 

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Prairie Nurse

August 24 – September 15

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Set in small-town Saskatchewan in the 1960s, two Filipina nurses find themselves the latest employees of a local hospital. Cultures clash as the two women struggle to distinguish their night and day personalities to the townsfolk, including the man who falls in love with one of them only to accidentally court them both.
 
Located a quick 30-minute drive east of Kingston, a trip to the Thousand Islands Playhouse should be on the top of your list of things to do this summer! For more information on this cool, historical playhouse or for their full season lineup, check out their website.