Wednesday, March 12, 2014

ADK Shakespeare Presenting ‘Sunday Shakespeare Series’

ADK flagThe Adirondack Shakespeare Company troupe is teaming-up with the Lake Placid Center for the Arts to present a new “Sunday Shakespeare Series” this month with three original mash-ups of the Bard’s greatest hits.

ADK Shakespeare’s company of professional actors presents selections from the best of the Bard on different themes each week: true love, villainy, and “kings and things”. Each show will run about an hour and touch on such beloved classics as: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, King Lear, Henry V, and many more. These shows are fast-paced, light-hearted tours across Shakespeare’s canon. 

The first title, The Course of True Love, touches on some of Shakespeare’s most famous and tumultuous lovers: Romeo and Juliet, Beatrice and Benedick, and the actors even make an argument to include the Macbeths. This show is a bit of a musical affair as well with delightful songs from Twelfth Night and Much Ado About Nothing. The Course of True Love is followed by Their Blackest Sins, a look at those incomparable villains we all love to hate.

ADK Shakes closes out the month with selections from their upcoming Kingship Cycle. This series will be presented in full this summer, but you can get a sneak peek at the highlights from Richard II, Henry IV – Parts 1 & 2, and Henry V. Featuring the company’s Artistic Director Tara Bradway, Executive Director Patrick Siler, and festival favorite Collin McConnell in the title roles of Richard II, Henry IV, and Henry V respectively.

For more info on the company’s upcoming productions, visit their website at www.adkshakes.org, follow them on Facebook and Twitter, or call (518) 326-THOU.

Schedule

Sunday, March 16 @ 7:30 p.m. – The Course of True Love

Sunday, March 23 @ 7:30 p.m. – Their Blackest Bins: Shakespeare’s Villains

Sunday, March 30 @ 7:30 p.m. – He That Plays the King: Scenes from the Kingship Cycle

Tickets – $5 (call the Lake Placid Center for the Arts Box Office: 518-523-2512)

 

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