This professional theatre troupe will be hosting shows from Saratoga Springs to Upper Jay, NY.
According to ADK Shakes Artistic Director Tara Bradway the company has been producing its summer festival season in the Adirondacks since 2010 and an autumn season since 2013. Now they are expanding their Adirondack season to bring Shakespeare in springtime as well.
"We did a spring season in the past but it was always based in New York City," says Bradway. "Now we've been here [Adirondack] full time for the past year. We feel there is a demand for 'off-season' programming. We wanted to transplant that spring season from New York City to the Adirondacks."
"We chose these plays because the tragedy and comedy are so nicely balanced. We are also doing education outreach and wanted to be armed with strong titles that we could perform for the schools. These two [plays], Midsummer and Romeo and Juliet, pair beautifully with the sudden intense passion with falling in love at first site."
Romeo and Juliet
Friday, April 10 • 7:30 p.m. • Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek
Sunday, April 12 • 3:00 p.m. • National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs
Friday, April 17 • 7:30 p.m. • Charles R. Wood Theater, Glens Falls
Saturday, April 11 • 7:30 p.m. • Upper Jay Art Center, Upper Jay
Thursday, April 16 • 7:30 p.m. • Charles R. Wood Theater, Glens Falls
Saturday, April 18 • Bullhouse Restaurant, Chestertown
(5:30 p.m. Meet and Greet • 6:15 p.m. Dinner Seating • 7:30 p.m. Curtain)
Sunday, April 19 • 3:00 p.m. • National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs
These two Shakespeare classics will be conducted by ADK Shakes season veterans Meghan Blakemand and Doug Durlacher. Blakemand will hold the reins for A Midsummer Night's Dream. Durlacher will conduct Romeo and Juliet when Blakemand steps on stage to fill the role of Juliet's Nurse.
Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be on tour from www.adkshakes.org, Tickets for Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream are available through the presenting venues or on throughout Adirondack Park with performances at the Upper Jay Arts Center, Tannery Pond Community Center, the Bullhouse Restaurant in Chestertown, the National Museum of Dance, and the Charles R. Wood Theater. For more information on the company’s upcoming productions, visit their website at adkshakes.ticketleap.com
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