Adirondack Shakespeare Company returns this summer, bringing professional theater performance to a stage near you with their second Summer Festival Season in July and August. The company will be touring the Adirondack Park, performing at least three days a week.
The season includes mainstage productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Merchant of Venice. Also on the schedule, The Complete Works of Shakespeare, Abridged and an original show for children, Theseus and the Minotaur.
The Complete Works will begin touring the Adirondack region on July 4th, followed by the Mainstage Season from July 21st through August 7th. The Complete Work of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is a parody of Shakespeare’s plays, which are all performed during the show by only three actors. The script will include humorous footnotes that are often left out, as well as plenty of improvisation.
Performances will largely take place at the Boathouse Theater in Schroon Lake Village, and will travel to various locations between Long Lake and Fort Edward. If the weather holds up, the final weekend of performances will be held at the outdoor amphitheater at Scaroon Manor.
Scaroon Manor (formerly Taylor’s Point) was once a lively destination for locals as well as tourists that chose to view some professional theater during their stay in the Adirondack Mountains. Adirondack Shakespeare Company, set on revitalizing the outdoor amphitheater, is determined to get this location on New York’s list of historic sites. The company plans to raise awareness with public presentations throughout the season, and petitions in the Adirondack region.
With such a wide range of shows, showtimes, and locations, I will be sure to get to at least one of these performances this summer. How relaxing, vacationing in the Adirondacks and going to see a professional presentation of one of Shakespeare’s masterpieces.