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Blue Mountain Lake's The Art Center Brings Live Theatre Around the Adirondacks

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts's annual Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival kicked off this summer with Lee Blessings' A Walk in the Woods and now continues with the annual free Shakespeare in the Park.

With a mixture of professional and regional actors, this year's Shakespearean pick The Merry Wives of Windsor is a hilarious romp for all ages. Set outside, the actors utilize their surrounding and a simple stage setting to create the atmosphere of various areas of Windsor, England.

Director Anne Vaccaro adapted Shakespeare's play to be under an hour with no intermission. Vaccaro makes this version of The Merry Wives of Windsor a fast-paced, fun version that has the audience laughing in their seats.

The language is simplified from what I remember of this play, but she kept true to the form. The ensemble cast were fast on their feet and able to keep the pace of this lighthearted farce.

The play focuses on two wealthy families of Windsor, the Fords and P…