Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Catch Some Adirondack Theatre Before Summer Ends

Arcadia take threeIt has been a full summer and we have been lucky enough to have visitors from far and wide visiting with us. We’ve hiked mountains and paddled streams.

My family has danced during outdoor concerts, brought picnics to Shakespeare in the Adirondack Park and enjoyed community art walks.

There is plenty of summer time left, but the summer theatre season is winding down so here are a few opportunities to see professional and regional theatre in the Adirondack Park.

Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake is finishing it’s run of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia with performances on August 26, 27 and 28 at 8 pm. After a 5-day hiatus, the theatre opens with The Seagull on September 3.

Depot Theatre is kicking it up with  Saving Up For Saturday Night: The Honky-Tonk Musical with performances on August 28, 29, 31 and Sept 4 at 8 pm with matinees on August 30, Sept 3 ad 6 at 5 pm.

 The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake has a limited run of The True History of the Tragic Life and Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, the Ugliest Woman in the World” on August 28-29 at 7pm. Note: The August 29th performance is part of the Great Arts Benefit.

The American Studio Theatre’s presents its 14th Labor Day production at the Westport Shakespeare in the Park Festival. This year’s free performance of Julius Caesar will be held on September 6 at 3 pm at Ballard Park in Westport (NY.)

The Lake Theatre in Lake George continues to bring down the house with dinner and The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) through October 10.

Enjoy these and more professional performances around the Adirondack Park!

Photo of the cast from Pendragon Theatre’s production of Arcadia provided. 

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Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time. She writes about ways to foster imaginative play through fun-filled events and activities in the Adirondack region.

From her home in Saranac Lake, Diane also writes a weekly family-oriented newspaper column for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and keeps her own blog Adirondack Family Time. Her writing and photography has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, marketing companies and advertising agencies.

She even finds time to assist her husband with Adirondack Expeditions guiding families and young adults in the High Peaks.

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