Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Theatrical Exploration of the Champlain Quadricentennial

The Adirondack History Center Museum in Elizabthetown is presenting the annual Bits and Pieces Festival, From the Center of the World: A Celebration of Lake Champlain, beginning Friday, July 17 at 11:00 am. An inter-generational group of actors takes on 400 years of history with reflections on the Quadricentennial. Five production dates are scheduled: three Fridays at 11:00am on July 17, 24, 31 and two Sundays at 4:00pm on July 26 and August 2.

The performance project has been created in collaboration with the Depot Theatre, the Westport Central School and the Westport Heritage Festival. It focuses on seven pivotal moments in Lake Champlain history that have global significance. The moments are depicted through fictional characters using soliloquies to explore their personal connections to each event, the changing landscape, and the curious process of human “discovery.” The production moves the audience through and around the museum.

The production was funded in part through a Lake Champlain Basin Program Quadricentennial Implementation Grant and a Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial Commission Mini-Grant. The Adirondack History Center Museum is located at 7590 Court Street, Elizabethtown. Tickets are $10, $5 for museum members and $2 for students. Please call the museum for reservations (518) 873-6466.

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