ADK Shakes, Shaking It Up For Kids!

The Adirondack Shakespeare Company opens their Summer Season today at Schroon’s Boathouse with a special children’s performance of an original play, Hiawatha.

The show starts at 10:30am and general admission tickets are $5.

Hiawatha was a pre-colonial Native American leader and co-founder of the Iroquois Confederacy. Depending on the version of the narrative, he was a leader of the Onondaga, or the Mohawk or both. According to some versions, he was born an Onondaga, but adopted into the Mohawk.

We caught up with ADK Shake’s Patrick Siler, writer of Hiawatha, who spoke with enthusiasm about Hiawatha and the season ahead.

Patrick Siler in action

Patrick Siler in action

“This is by far our busiest season to date,” Patrick told Schroon Laker.

“As we grow, and what we have done since our inception, is to bring theatre to a young audience. Hiawatha continues this tradition”.

From humble beginnings, the ADK Shakes Company has grown in size, the number of performances and ambition.

Patrick is most proud of what he and Artist Director Tara Bradway have developed: a flourishing not-for-profit, professional theatre company serving the Adirondack Region of upstate New York and beyond.

Congrats to the entire company on Season 8 and break a leg.