Friday, June 15, 2012

Lake George Theater Lab Announces 2012 Season

The Lake George Theater Lab (LGTL) has announced its 2012 season, bridging classical material with new works, including the annual free outdoor Shakes on the Lake, Two Gentleman of Verona; Stupid F*ing Bird, a groundbreaking new Adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic The Seagull for the New Play Laboratory in a co-production with Woolly Mammoth Theater Company; Tales for Tots Players; and an evening of original Ghost Stories.

LGTL opens its season on July 5th, 6th and 7th with its annual Shakes on the Lake series performance, Two Gentleman of Verona, presented this year for the first time at Up Yonda Farm. Daniel Spector, Associate Director of New York University’s Classical Studio, brings a modern take to Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity in this his sixth season with LGTL. Spector will use the whole grounds as the backdrop, allowing audiences to move through the nature conserve, fusing the LGTL production and the natural beauty of Up Yonda Farm. New this year will be daytime shows for local camps and families.

On July 12th and 14th at the Conservation Club in Bolton Landing, The New Play Laboratory unites LGTL with The Woolly Mammoth in presenting Aaron Posner’s Stupid F*ing Bird, an adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull, on its way to the main stage of Woolly Mammoth’s 2012/2013 season. How is Chekhov’s tale still relevant? Does time and place change the essence of the original story? How does it stay the same? With original music and fresh perspective Aaron Posner will tackle these questions for the first time before its national premier. Posner, winner of a Helen Hayes award for his adaptation of Chaim Potok’s The Chosen, is also a multiple Helen Hayes and Barrymore award winning director. Stupid F*ing Bird is directed by Howard Shalwitz, Helen Hayes Award winner and Founding Artistic Director of Woolly Mammoth

LGTL is again taking part in the annual free lock in at Bolton Free Library, offering their Tales for Tots children’s programming, an original take on a classic fairytale. Call Bolton Free Library for details or reservations Tales for Tots Players.

On July 27th and 28th, Young playwrights from the Youngblood Writing Program at NYC’s Ensemble Studio Theater will take source material from the area and turn it into an evening of original ghost stories at The Sagamore Resort bonfire, Bolton Landing.

For more information on Lake George Theatre Lab events call Lindsey Gates at 917-319-9140.

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