Cast and Director Biographies

 

Stay tuned for our exciting 2019 lineup!
Here's what we had in 2018:

     

Talley's Folly is a sweet comedy by Lanford Wilson that explores the blossoming of an unlikely romance in the setting of a boathouse in the 1940s.

Winner of both the 1980 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award as best play of the season. Part of a cycle of plays begun with Fifth of July, TALLEY'S FOLLY deals with the courtship of the young Sally Talley and her Jewish suitor, Matt Friedman. "…Mr. Wilson is one of our most gifted playwrights, a dramatist who deals perceptively with definably American themes…he introduces us to two wonderful people, humanizing and warming them with the radiance of his abundant talent. TALLEY'S FOLLY is a play to savor and cheer." —NY Times. "It is perhaps the simplest, the most lyrical play Wilson has written—a funny, sweet, touching and marvelously written and contrived love poem for an apple and an orange." —NY Post.

This play will be performed as "theatre-in-the round," and three different venues will evoke the setting: the Big Wolf Great Hall of the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, the Auditorium of the Adirondack Experience in Blue Mountain Lake, and the historic Woods Inn in Inlet. (Only the final performance at Woods Inn will be outside, in the Woods Inn Pavilion.)

Featuring two of the North Country's most exciting young actors, Hannah Jay and Dan Studnicky. Directed by Jordan Hornstein.

Note: Refreshments will be available at all three performances, with proceeds from Wild Center concession sales going to the Tupper Lake school music program.

     

Friday, July 13 , 7:30 p.m. at The Wild Center, Tupper Lake, NY

Tickets: $20 Arts Center & Wild Center members/ $25 non-members/ $15 students & youth 17 and under

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Saturday, July 14, 7:30 p.m. at Adirondack Experience, Blue Mountain Lake, NY

Tickets: $20 Arts Center & Adk Experience members/ $25 non-members/ $15 students & youth 17 and under

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Sunday, July 15, 3 p.m. at Woods Inn, Inlet, NY

Tickets: $20 Arts Center members & Woods Inn guests/ $25 non-members/ $15 students & youth 17 and under

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Shakespeare in the Parks: Much Ado About Nothing
Gossip, rumors and trickery turn love upside down in this
55-minute version of the First Folio classic, abridged and set at an Adirondack Great Camp at the time of the Great War by Jayson Grigsby. All performances are outdoors, free and open to the public. Donations appreciated!

Directed by Jayson Grigsby. With Jayson Grigsby as Don Leonato, Benjamin Hergenroeder as Benedick, LeAnn Yelton as Beatrice, Michael Hudlin as Claudio, Catherine Purcell as Don Pedro, and Annachristi Cordes as Hero, with an extended cast of incredible actors from across the region!

July 19, 7 p.m., Town Green, Wanakena, NY

July 20, 7 p.m., Prospect Point Cottages, Blue Mountain Lake, NY

July 21, 2 p.m., Town Beach, Newcomb, NY

July 21, 7 p.m. Mt. Sabattis Pavilion, Long Lake, NY

July 25, 7 p.m. Byron Park, Indian Lake, NY

July 26, 7 p.m. Paul Smiths College VIC, Paul Smiths, NY

July 27, 7 p.m. Municipal Park Pavilion, Tupper Lake, NY

July 28, 4 p.m. Arrowhead Park, Inlet, NY

              

       

      

Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie La Bird and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the tiny world of the Whos! With music and stories that appeal not only to the youngest among us but to the most "grown up," this is a show for the whole family!

Cast: Benjamin Hergenroeder as Cat in the Hat, LeAnn Yelton as Sour Kangaroo, Michael Hudlin as Horton the Elephant, Catherine Purcell as Gertrude McFuzz, and Annachristi Cordes as Mayzie La Bird, with an extended cast of incredible actors from across the region!

Stage Director: George Cordes
Music Director: Mary Leach
Piano accompaniment: Elizabeth Cordes

     

August 2, 7 p.m., Indian Lake Theater, Indian Lake, NY

Tickets: $15 Arts Center members/ $20 non-members/ $10 students & youth 17 and under

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August 3, 7 p.m., Newcomb Central School, Newcomb, NY

Tickets: $15 Arts Center members/ $20 non-members/ $10 students & youth 17 and under*

*Students of Newcomb School District admitted free for this performance

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August 4, 7 p.m., Lake Placid Middle/High School Auditorium, Lake Placid, NY

Tickets: $15 Arts Center members/ $20 non-members/ $10 students & youth 17 and under*

*Students of Lake Placid Central School District admitted free for this performance

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August 5, 3 p.m., Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek, NY

Tickets: $15 Arts Center members/ $20 non-members/ $10 students & youth 17 and under

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August 6, 7 p.m., View, Old Forge, NY

Tickets: $15 Adults/ $8 children/ free if under 5 with purchase of adult ticket*

*Performance is part of View's family series and priced differently than other performances

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