Adirondack A&E e-News # 242

Depot Theatre announces cast of WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME

The Depot Theatre in Westport, New York, is pleased to announce the cast for the first show of the theatre’s 45th season main stage lineup: WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME by Heidi Schreck.

The production is an upbeat and quick-witted play in which a middle-aged woman (Schreck) recounts her upbringing as a speech and debate champion, traveling the country as a precocious fifteen-year-old. Reliving these competitions in a community American Legionnaire’s hall, Schreck takes the audience on a fascinating and gut-wrenching journey, ending each performance with a unique, live debate against a student on the subject of the U.S. Constitution.

The leading role will be played by Kayla Ryan Walsh, the role of the Legionnaire will be played by Michael J. Connolly, and the Debater will be played by Lydya Felix. Read about all these wonderful performers HERE.

Depot Theatre, 6705 Main Street, Westport

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts Gets Dressy this Summer with Dressing The Abbey

June 22 thru September 10, 2023

Thursday, June 22, exhibit opens at 4 pm, Preview Party from 4 to 7 pm, $15

Friday, June 23 exhibit open 10 am to 6 pm and then Opening Night Celebration from 6 to 8 pm, $30

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is excited to host Dressing the Abbey from June 22 through September 10, 2023. Dressing the Abbey weaves popular culture, fashion, and history in an exhibition borrowed from the hit PBS television show Downton Abbey’s™ wardrobe.

Experience original costumes worn by the stars of Downton Abbey that depict fashions of the British aristocracy in the early 20th century. The exhibition showcases the turbulence and changes in the late Edwardian era through the 1920s through the fashions of the period while evoking fans’ favorite moments.

The exhibition’s award-winning costumes created for the British hit drama were produced by the London costume house of Cosprop Ltd. The costumes were created for the show’s aristocratic Crawley family and their servants who inhabit the fictional English country estate of Downton Abbey. The costumes range from country tweeds and riding outfits; servants’ uniforms and footmen’s livery; to lavish evening attire crafted from sumptuous fabrics and decorated with intricate embroidery, lace, and beading.

Adding to the exhibit, the LPCA has partnered with the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society and John Brown Lives! to highlight photography and artifacts depicting local life during the same era. This supplemental exhibition compares and contrasts what life was like in both locations—England and the Adirondack North Country.

More info HERE.

Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid

Schwarz & Bournaki

Saturday, June 24, 7 pm

Cellist Julian Schwarz and pianist Marika Bournaki began playing as a classical duo in 2014. The two have performed several prize-winning recitals following their time as students of the Julliard School in New York City. When not performing as a duo, Schwarz and Bournaki perform as soloists and in other classical collaborations worldwide.

Sponsored by Tony Zazula & Mark Chamberlain

Purchase tickets and additional info HERE.

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, 3446 State Route 28, Blue Mountain Lake

Lake Placid – North Elba Historical Society Presents

Lake Placid Through the Eye of Grover J. Cleveland

Opening Reception Thursday, June 22nd, 6 – 8 pm

We will be displaying the work of renowned photographer Grover J. Cleveland. Also featured is a display celebrating 50 years of the LPCA!

Come join us as we open the Museum for the summer, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres & beverages while you browse the new exhibit.

$20 donation to benefit the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society

RSVP appreciated but not required. Email: or call 518-523-3830

The History Museum, 242 Station Street, Lake Placid

Mountain Farms Studios Open Studio Sale

Saturday, June 24 @ 9 – 5

Join us for Open Studio as guests of Mountain Farms Studios. Woodcarvings by Mark Paul, paintings & gifts by Artyladymsd (Maria DeAngelo) and photos by Gail DeAngelo.

Mountain Farms Studios, 9979 State Route 3, Vermontville

2023 Peru Summer Concert Series

Exploring Transgender Poetics with Elliot Pecora

Saturday, June 24, 12 – 1:30 pm

In this generative workshop led by Elliot Pecora, students will reflect on examples of poetry by TGNB+ writers to springboard the drafting of their own poems. After discussing how the physical body appears in the form of a poem, the workshop will focus on writing and sharing, offering input and affirmation to each other along the way. By the end, participants will have expanded their definition of poetry and played with form while also dissecting their relationship with body and gender.

Later the same day (7 pm, 6/24) ACW will host a public open mic where anyone can share up to 5 minutes of writing. Participants in the writing workshop will be invited to take part in the open mic.

This event is part of the 2023 Tri-Lakes Pride Festival hosted by the Adirondack North Country Gender Alliance.

More info and register HERE.

Adirondack Center for Writing, 15 Broadway, Saranac Lake

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