At the top of the conventional wisdom list is the assumption that if you do a play of William Shakespeare in an outdoor setting, you must choose a comedy or a romance. Under no circumstance should you do a tragedy outside.
“Hands on a Hardbody,” is a tender, contemporary musical about the American dream. It’s about ten people who enter a contest that demands a person keep at least one hand on a truck until all others drop out. The last person standing wins the vehicle.
“The Outgoing Tide” looks at a small family who is spending time at their seasonal home on the Chesapeake. The parents, Gunner and Peg, who have been married over 50 years, are visited by their only child, Jack.
GLENS FALLS – “The Whale” is more than a good drama – it’s a genuine tragedy. It is about good people who succumb to their flaws and live lives that are hurtful to themselves and others. The work, which continues at Adirondack Theatre Festival through Saturday, is especially unique in that its central character is physically grotesque and self-destructive in nature. The emotions of the other characters are equally as disturbing.