Over the past year, The Pendragon Theatre has done its best to adapt to circumstance in providing a large array of virtual and physical content like The Pendragon Play, acting and playwriting classes for adults and children, the Young Playwrights Festival, a veterans improvisation PTSD therapy program with St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation Center, puppet workshops, a partnership with Adirondack Experience (ADKX) the Winter Carnival show – Life, Love & Legends, and work on their new building project on Woodruff street. However, with the quarantine in place and with the lack of a live audience, there is only so much a theatre can do.
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In response to Covid-19 concerns, Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake is offering a“Germ-Free Season” of streaming play readings, virtual productions, and alternative performance formats.
Current programs include:
“Spaceship Pilots vs Zumitron Aliens”
A play designed for kids using the ZOOM format.
Who will be the victor??
Rated “G” for goofiness.
Tune in to find out more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROi0tHimPNY&feature=youtu.be
Join Pendragon Theatre’s Matt Sorensen as he teaches viewers how to create their very own sock puppet. The workshop is available for all ages and takes place on Monday, June 1st from 6-8pm. The cost is $25 which includes instructions, supplies, and a ZOOM link to the puppet building party.
Pendragon Theatre has taken the liberty of assembling puppet making kits for pick up or delivery to local addresses and have provided a list of materials should you choose to supply them yourself. Visit this link for more information: https://www.pendragontheatre.org/sock-sip-supplies.
Spots are first come first serve with a maximum of 30, and all proceeds go to the free online puppet workshop for children. Participants must provide their own hot glue and gun, scissors, XACTO knife and needle and thread.
I live in the Adirondacks and with a stay at home order, even locals need to find ways to be able to celebrate art and community.
Though there are plenty of nationwide organizations sharing their talents, Adirondack artists and art organizations are representing and celebrating ways to be creative in a pandemic.
Here are five options to make sure that Adirondack art is always part of your life.
The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is set to to present Pendragon Theatre’s Athena on Friday, November 1st at 7:30 pm.
Athena, directed by the theatre’s Artistic Director Kimberley Bouchard and featuring Rachel Kemp and Cammie Marshall, is a coming of age comedy about the rivalry and friendship of two teenage athletes. Mary Wallace and Athena are brave, and seventeen, and fencers, and training for the Junior Olympics. They practice together, they compete against each other, they spend their lives together and they wish they were friends. » Continue Reading.
Moises Serrano is making the North Country one of his stops with his 2016 award-winning film Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America.
Based on his personal journey as an undocumented immigrant, the film ties together two parts of Serrano’s life that have left him untethered and unaccepted in the country he calls home. » Continue Reading.
The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is set to present Pendragon Theatre’s production of “Pride and Prejudice” on Saturday, October 20, at 7:30 pm at the Arts Center.
In Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic, the outspoken Elizabeth Bennet faces mounting pressure from her status-conscious mother to secure a suitable marriage. Original music composed for this production features actor Evan Raines playing violin live during the performance with the rest of the cast providing various other soundscapes to underscore the action. » Continue Reading.
Election Day may have passed, but there is still an opportunity to exercise your right to vote. This time it isn’t about the Constitutional Convention or corrupt politicians’ pensions, but Pendragon Theatre’s 2018 summer season.
This is the third year that Pendragon has opened its summer season with a play chosen by audience members through a series of free staged readings. This year’s event kicks off November 11 with a free reading of the work of three UK playwrights. The lineup includes scenes from The Effect, Girl in the Machine, and Constellations. » Continue Reading.
The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts will present 1984 by George Orwell, adapted for the stage by Michael Gene Sullivan. Pendragon Theatre will be presenting this stage adaptation at the Arts Center on Saturday, October 14 at 7:30 pm.
The adaptation, by Michael Gene Sullivan, based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, tells the story of Winston Smith, a cog in the giant machine state of Oceania. Physically and mentally under the omnipresent eye of Big Brother, Winston has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. With the brutal “help” of four Party Members, Winston is forced to confess his Thoughtcrimes before an unseen inquisitor, and the audience – which acts as a silent witness to his torture. This adaptation is not the version currently on Broadway which has been gathering much attention due to torture scenes causing unpleasant physical reactions from audiences. » Continue Reading.
Adapted for the stage by Michael Gene Sullivan and directed by Mason Wagner, an adaptation of George Orwell’s novel 1984 will be performed at View in Old Forge on Sunday, September 10, at 3 pm.
The show is produced by Pendragon Theatre and will feature Leslie Dame, Bren Gotham, Terry Kemp, Chris Leifheit, Mark Mainville, and Liv Paulson.
1984 is directed by Mason Wagner, a 2010 graduate of Saranac Lake High School who has spent the past several years working in theatre in Montana after receiving his BFA in Acting from the University of Montana. » Continue Reading.
My family always feels so fortunate to be able to attend live theatre across the Adirondack Park. We’ve seen incredible shows at the professional stages of Saranac Lake’s Pendragon Theatre, Adirondack Lakes Theatre Festival, Westport’s Depot Theatre and ADK Shakes, to name a few. We’ve attended regional productions by Our Town Theatre Group, Community Theatre Players and Essex Theatre Company.
Each group provides a variety of wonderful experiences for children and community members to be part of the action, but Pendragon Theatre has a unique opportunity that fosters a different creative outlet. » Continue Reading.
Children’s theatre can conjure up images of school recitals and awkward dances. For those of us visiting and living in the Adirondacks, there are many professional theatrical organizations lending their own brand of polish to provide a wonderful theatre experience.
Most recently Camp Pendragon Theatre wrapped up its summer camp program with two public performances of the musical Rags while the Depot Theatre’s Young Actor Apprentice Program‘s production of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit takes its final bow on August 10th at the Elizabethtown Community Center. This weekend the Boquet River Theatre Festival is kicking off its 23rd season with a musical montage of its most recent performances. » Continue Reading.
Earlier this winter Saranac Lake’s Pendragon Theatre once again rolled out the red carpet and offered free playwright workshops for students. These professionally run workshops helped students streamline their original submissions to the annual Young Playwright Festival. Through the Young Playwrights’ Festival, Pendragon Theatre is not only making the stage come alive for young adults, but their words as well.
“This year we offered writing workshops leading up to the Young Playwright Festival,” says Managing Director Tara Palen. “We thought it made more sense to help the students construct their submissions before the deadline.” » Continue Reading.
There is more to the Adirondacks than being on a mountain, though that is certainly one way my family plans on spending the holidays. We also look forward to relaxing together during a classic Christmas performance. It sounds corny, but with our kids being pulled in one direction for school sports and my husband and I going in another direction for work, we find it best to meet somewhere in the middle. Thankfully there are plenty of wonderful theatre performances around the Adirondacks that will help us get into the holiday spirit. » Continue Reading.
The days are long, the mountains green and the arts bloom and ripen like potatoes in the hardscrabble fields of Adirondack farms! While the Saranac Lake area has a flourishing, year round arts community, summer sun produces abundant exhibits and exciting special events.
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