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Film directors, actors, writers gather in Lake Placid

The Lake Placid Film Forum kicks off tomorrow, with four days of movies, panel discussions and workshops and a student filmmaking contest. The event is an intimate setting that offers locals a chance to see rare art films and to meet with some of the industry's most creative men and women -- directors, actors, writers. Todd Moe talks with Kathleen Carroll, co-founder and Artistic Director of the Lake Placid Film Forum.  Go to full article
The poster for "In My Shoes".
The poster for "In My Shoes".

Fort Drum theater students respond to deployments

There are support groups for service members and spouses, but what about the children of 10th Mountain Division soldiers sent overseas? A theater class at Indian River High School teamed up with a local playwright to produce a very personal look at how teens respond to their parents' deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. The play, "In My Shoes", will be performed in the school's auditorium on Friday night. Todd Moe stopped by to meet the students and creative team.  Go to full article
Jonathan Kaplan and John Skelley in The Acting Company's production of "Comedy of Errors".
Jonathan Kaplan and John Skelley in The Acting Company's production of "Comedy of Errors".

Making Shakespeare understandable and funny

The Acting Company brings two Shakespeare classics to SUNY Potsdam tonight and tomorrow night. Community Performance Series will host the company for two performances; Romeo and Juliet tonight and Comedy of Errors on Tuesday night in Snell Theater. Todd Moe talks with director Ian Belknap about the history of the acting company, which celebrates its 40th anniversary next year, and Comedy of Errors, which is thought to be one of Shakespeare's earliest plays.  Go to full article
Bill Bowers
Bill Bowers

Preview: "It Goes without Saying" in Glens Falls

Actor/mime Bill Bowers brings his one-man show, It Goes Without Saying, back to Glens Falls this weekend. The show, which began eight years ago at the Adirondack Theater Festival, has traveled around the country from Manhattan to Alaska. When it premiered Off-Broadway, the New York Times called it "Zestful and endearing". It Goes Without Saying runs Friday and Saturday night (8 pm) at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Todd Moe talks with Bowers about the success of his quirky, autobiographical production based on his life and theatrical career. He calls it a touching story of the important role that silence plays both on stage and in life.  Go to full article
A rehearsal for "Dinner with Friends" in North Creek
A rehearsal for "Dinner with Friends" in North Creek

Preview: "Dinner with Friends" in North Creek

The Our Town Theatre Group's fall production of "Dinner With Friends" opens at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek on Friday night. Todd Moe spoke with director Colleen Potter about the Pulitzer Prize winning play that's the story of two couples -- four friends -- who journey and struggle together down the road of life into middle age.  Go to full article

Adirondack Roundtable: Actor Chris Noth

The Lake Placid Institute's Adirondack Roundtable kicked off another year of interesting speakers with actor Chris Noth on June 26, 2010. Jack Bogle, chairman of the Roundtable, introduced Mr. Noth.  Go to full article

Preview: "Enchanted April" in Canton

Some of the members of Canton's community theater troupe stopped by to talk about their upcoming winter production, Enchanted April. With settings in London, on trains and an Italian villa, the show is a new incarnation of an old-fashioned romantic comedy. Enchanted April opens Thursday, February 11th, at the Presbyterian Church in Canton. Todd Moe talks with some of the cast for a sneak peek at the production.  Go to full article
Miguel Cortazar performs "The Poor Circus" Saturday at 2 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Canton
Miguel Cortazar performs "The Poor Circus" Saturday at 2 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Canton

The serious side of clowning at Potsdam

When we think of clowns, most of us imagine wild makeup, rainbow wigs and silly antics. But there's also a serious, sincere side to clowning. Miguel Cortazar, a native of the Basque Country in Spain, has been creating and performing solo works as a clown, mime and actor for over 20 years. He's performed throughout Europe and Mexico. His form of clowning around has been acclaimed for its poignant and comedic qualities. Todd Moe has this profile.  Go to full article
Gandhi on the Astral Plane, from  "The Boycott".
Gandhi on the Astral Plane, from "The Boycott".

Preview: "The Boycott" at Pendragon

The Boycott, written and performed by Kathryn Blume, will be at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. It tells the story of the First Lady of the U.S. launching a nationwide sex strike to fight global warming. Blume is an Artistic Associate at Vermont Stage Company in Burlington. She's also co-founder of the Lysistrata Project, the first worldwide theatrical event for peace. Todd Moe spoke with her about using theater and comedy to address a timely topic.  Go to full article

Preview: The Scarlet Pimpernel in Watertown

The Watertown Lyric Theater spring production, The Scarlet Pimpernel, continues at the Dulles State Office Building tonight and tomorrow night. Director Taylor LaVere tells Todd Moe about this action/adventure musical based on an 18th century novel.  Go to full article

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