A gender-swapped Macbeth and all-new production of Cymbeline April 28-May 6
Adirondack Shakespeare Company opens its Spring Repertory Season to the public on Friday, April 28th at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake with a new production of Macbeth, the famous tragedy of the Scottish King.
This season’s production stars Simone Stadler as Macbeth and Sean Lounsbury as Lady Macbeth. Last autumn, Simone made her ADK Shakespeare debut as Laertes in Hamlet and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. Sean, a veteran of the ADK stage, appeared in the same season as Hamlet. Tara Bradway, the Company’s Artistic Director and Conductor of this production, is looking forward to the challenge posed by the gender-fluid casting of the Scottish Lord and his Lady.
Of the upcoming production, Stadler shares, “I am simultaneously elated and terrified to take on this part. Finding the humanity inside Macbeth is the biggest challenge for me as an actor. It is definitely proving to be one of the most fascinating, thought-provoking preparation processes I’ve ever undergone for a show.”
In addition to Macbeth, the Company will tour Cymbeline, one of Shakespeare’s late plays — often categorized as a “romance” — which ADK Shakespeare is mounting for the first time. Taking place during the deep history of Britain under Roman rule, this play revels in strangeness and magic — a Shakespearean fairy tale. Starring Bonnie Antosh (Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead) as the princess Imogen.
Public performances begin April 28th and run through May 6th at Pendragon Theater in Saranac Lake, Tannery Pond Center in North Creek, the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, and the Recovery Lounge at the Upper Jay Art Center.