Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A New Spring Season For ADK Shakespeare Co

ADK flagADK Shakespeare Company is launching its first spring tour of upstate NY this year with productions of Romeo & Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Performances by the company’s fully professional cast will be on tour from Saratoga Springs to Upper Jay from April 10-19.

In past years, ADK Shakes has produced spring titles in New York City, but this year are making a transition upstate, concentrating all three of their mainstage production seasons in the Adirondack Region.

“We have been producing a Summer Festival Season in the Adirondacks since 2010 and an Autumn Season since 2013,” Tara Bradway, the Company’s Artistic Director, told the press. “It’s about time for us to give our upstate audiences a Spring Repertory Season too.”

Conductor for this Season’s shows are Meghan Blakeman and Doug Durlacher, both of whom are familiar faces from last Summer. Blakeman will conduct A Midsummer Night’s Dream and is also slated to play the Nurse in Romeo & Juliet, for which Durlacher takes the reins as Conductor. Durlacher has worked with the Company since before it was ADK Shakes, appearing in their very first Shakespeare In The Raw production of Henry VI, Part 1 in 2008.

Romeo & Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be on tour from April 10-19 throughout Adirondack Park with performances at the Upper Jay Arts Center, Tannery Pond Community Center, the Bullhouse Restaurant in Chestertown, the National Museum of Dance, and the Charles R. Wood Theater.

For more information on the company’s upcoming productions, visit their website at www.adkshakes.org, follow them on Facebook and Twitter, or call (518) 803-HARK.

Tickets for Romeo & Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream are available through the presenting venues or on adkshakes.ticketleap.com

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