PENDRAGON TAKES AN INTERMISSION
For over forty years, Pendragon has been the backbone of theatre in the Adirondacks. We have created and nourished a family dedicated to providing creative and excellent theatre for you, our audience, through performance and educational programs.
This past January, we opened Act I of the 2020 version of The Pendragon Play with a bang. Among other programs, we supported Acting and Playwriting classes for both adults and kids, the Young Playwrights Festival, a Veterans Improvisation PTSD therapeutic program with St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation Center, Puppet Workshops, and work with JMZ Architects on our exciting new building project on Woodruff Street.
And then, Mid March, smack in the middle of Act I, a new character charged onto the stage, unannounced and certainly unwelcome. COVID-19. It did not listen to the director, did not pay any attention to the script, and wreaked havoc.
As in any play where things go awry, the other actors shifted their actions and speech, technicians shifted lights, sound, and scenery. While many theaters closed their doors, we jumped on the gigantic learning curve of virtual productions and carried on education and therapeutic programs as well as limited productions through Zoom. We strived to continue to give to our community that same creative and excellent theatre for which Pendragon has become so well-known.
As of January 2021, we are taking a temporary Intermission so when we raise the lights on Act II – when you, our audience, return – we can move ahead together with appreciation for the strength and determination of our whole community/family. Saranac Lake is a special place and Pendragon looks forward to being a thriving part of the village’s growing reputation as the Adirondacks’ arts and culture hub.
On behalf of our staff, stakeholders, and community we are committed to adapting to new realities and at the right time and in the appropriate manner we will joyously welcome you back!
The Play will resume shortly. When it’s safe to do so. And we will put on a fantastic show.