Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Adirondack Shakespeare Company’s Third Season Underway

The Adirondack Shakespeare Company (ADK Shakes) is back for their third season.  This year’s Summer Festival Season features Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Hamlet, as well as Tom Stoppard’s comedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and a new ADK Shakes original children’s show.

The Twelve Labors of Hercules, an original play for children, opened on July 11th at the Boathouse Theater in Schroon Lake. Hercules tells the story of Octavius and Agrippa, two young Romans who are magically transported back to Ancient Greece in order to learn an important lesson about friendship. Before they can return home, they must complete the twelve fantastical labors of Hercules.

The Hercules cast features Mitchell Conway as Agrippa/Hercules, Aaron White as Octavius/Iolaus and Rachel Ritacco as Athena. The company made the decision to continue with their original works for children after the success of last year’s production, Theseus and the Minotaur, written by Sean Adams.

For more information on Adirondack Shakespeare Company’s 2012 Summer Season, visit www.adkshakes.org. The tour of Hercules began July 11th at the Boathouse Theater in Schroon Lake, and the Mainstage Season will begin July 28th. To see a performance schedule or to purchase tickets, please visit www.adkshakes.ticketleap.com

Photo: (From left to right) Patrick Siler, Mitchell Conway, Tara Bradway, Aaron White and Rachel Ritacco (center) star in The Twelve Labors of Hercules, which opened July 18th at the Boathouse Theater in Schroon Lake.

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