Thursday, June 27, 2019

ADK Shakes Shakespeare Performances Returning

ADK ShakesAfter a one year hiatus, Adirondack Shakespeare Company, known locally as ADK Shakes, is returning to the mountains with new experiences, a professional cast, and performances of Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

According to Artistic Director Tara Bradway, the professional theatre troupe is presenting six performances from July 31-August 4.

“We just moved to New York City for new jobs and used the time to look toward the future,” Bradway said. “We were able to see a lot of Shakespeare in the city, making us realize how much we wanted to be able to continue to bring good art and theatre to Adirondack communities.”

Eight professional actors have been hired to perform all six performances. Most are free, but there is a charge for the Reber Rock venue as well as an entrance fee to access Scaroon Manor.

Bradway says that some of the performances are planned for their home base at Scaroon Manor, in Bolton Landing and in Hague.  The company is also announcing a new venue, Reber Rock Farm, in Essex.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream will take place at the Hague Town Park on Wednesday, July 31 at 7 pm (free) with a special family matinee at Bolton Landing’s Veterans Park at 10:30 am Friday, August 2 (free). That same evening, August 2,  ADK Shakes moves to Reber Rock Farm in Essex (with local farm food truck supper service available) at 6 pm ($15). The final performance takes place at Scaroon Manor on Saturday, August 3 at 3 pm (free with park entrance).

Performances of Macbeth will be held on Thursday, August 1, at 7 pm at Roger’s Park, Bolton Landing (free) and Sunday, August 3 at 3 pm at Scaroon Manor, Pottersville (free with park entrance).

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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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