Saturday, May 22, 2021

Adirondack Theatre Festival announces summer 2021 line-up

Adirondack Theatre Festival logoTickets are now available for this summer’s 2021 Adirondack Theatre Festival, which includes a comedy, a musical tribute and a new play reading at the Wood Theater, as well as a free PB&J Cafe show for children at City Park. Nightly 30-minute music performances next to the Wood on festival show nights will also take place. 

“After a long intermission, it seemed appropriate that we open our summer with a comedy,” says Martha Banta, interim producing artistic director, of the play “Slow Food.” “Theater is a lot about human connections and what better way for audiences and actors to return together and connect through laughter.”

A songbook production of “Traffic and Weather” from the music of Adam Schlesigner will also be debuted at the festival. Adam Schlesinger, The front man of the band “Fountains of Wayne” is one the most revered songwriters of the past 25 years, and a master of his craft.

The theatre line-up is as follows:

Slow Food

7:30 p.m. July 20-25 and July 27-31; 2 p.m. July 28 and July 31

A comedy by Wendy MacLeod and directed by Martha Banta.

To learn more about Wendy MacLeod visit

Minding Miss Mae Mae

2 p.m. July 25 and 7:30 p.m. July 26.

A staged reading of a new play by Phillip Christian Smith; directed by Tyrone Henderson. Join the playwright and the cast of actors in the first step of this play’s development.

To learn more about Phillip Christian Smith visit 

Traffic & Weather

7:30 p.m. Aug, 5-8 and 11-14; 2 .m. Aug. 7, 11, and 14

Music & lyrics by Adam Schlesinger and directed by Martha Banta

Adam Schlesinger died on April 1, 2020 due to coronavirus complications. Read his obituary in The New York Times here.

At City Park

Cinderella Goes Disco

outside – weather permitting – at noon July 22-24 and July 29-30 at City Park on Maple Street. All performances are free.

A children’s play by Shubert Fendrich and directed by Marty McGuire.

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