Summer Theater Festival
presented by Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
Saturday, July 23 — 1 Day, 2 Plays
For the first time, the annual, summertime traveling theater festival from the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake, will make its way to the Far East (of the Adirondack Park, that is) and land in Whallonsburg. And even better, we get to see two wonderful productions — One Day, Two Plays.
Romeo & Juliet
2pm, Outdoors on the lawn across from the Grange, on the banks of the Boquet River (inside in case of rain)
A fast-paced and fun presentation of the most famous play of all time, especially for kids and families. Six actors perform all the roles, with nothing but a trunk of props and a costume rack. Sword fighting, young love, family feuds — Shakespeare for everyone! Free admission (donations welcome). Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Great play for kids of all ages!
Conference of the Birds
8pm, On the Grange Stage
The marquee event of the ALCA Summer Festival. Legendary director Peter Brooks adapted this 12th-century Persian poem into a dramatic and exciting play filled with masks, songs and dance. The Grange will become an aviary in this magical evening of theater for all ages. Tickets$6; under 12, $3
“The play itself is a flying carpet, gliding us aloft into a land of mystery, splendor and ritual. A nation of birds is in crisis, and urged on by one of their flock, the Hoopoe, they chart a path to find their king.” –New York Times (on the original production)
Whallonsburg Grange Hall