ADK SHAKES HITS LPCA

Adirondack Shakespeare Company to Finish Third Summer Festival Season at Lake Placid Center for the Arts

LAKE PLACID, NY – Adirondack Shakespeare Company’s third annual Summer Festival Season is coming to a close, but there’s still a few more chances to catch Shakespeare in the RAW in Adirondack Park. The company is pleased to announce that the final performances of their mainstage and touring shows will be held at Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

“We’ve had a terrific summer and we’re thrilled to be bringing these shows to the Lake Placid community,” says Tara Bradway, the company’s Artistic Director. “The LPCA is an incredible space, and it’s a treat for us to perform there. We can’t think of a better place to finish off this season.”

The company’s ambitious lineup includes Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Twelfth Night, as well as Tom Stoppard’s modern comedy, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, and The Twelve Labors of Hercules, an original children’s show by Jessica Hackett. Each show is given new life through the company’s unique IN THE RAW performance style.

The company’s performance style is designed to encourage the spontaneity of theater. Described as a “head first, no-safety-net dive into Shakespeare,” this approach strips away the extraneous elements from production, leaving nothing but the actors, the audience and the words. The goal is for the actors to let the audience in on the experience of discovering a play for the very first time. This year, the acting company includes Tara Bradway, Mitchell Conway, Ross Hamman, Daniel Jimenez, Julia Jones, Collin McConnell, Shannon Pritchard, Rachel Ritacco, Patrick Siler, Lindsay Tanner, Aaron White and Kim Wong.

(from left to right): Front row: Tara Bradway, Kim Wong, Lindsay Tanner, Mitchell Conway. (back row) Shannon Pritchard, Rachel Ritacco, Daniel Jimenez, Collin McConnell, Aaron White, Ross Hamman, Patrick Siler.

ADK Shakes will arrive in Lake Placid on Wednesday, August 15th for a 10:30AM performance of Hercules at Lake Placid Center for the Arts. The company will be at LPCA through Saturday, with performances of Twelfth Night on the 16th and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead on the 17th. Finally, ADK Shakes will end their third summer season with a performance of Hamlet on the 18th. All mainstage performances will be held at the LPCA at 7:30PM. Advance tickets can be purchased by visiting www.adkshakes.ticketleap.com.

For more information about Adirondack Shakespeare Company, please visit www.adkshakes.org. E-mail inquiries may be sent to info@adkshakes.org. You may also reach the ADK Shakespeare Co office at 518-803-4162 and leave a message on the answering service.

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