Our Town Theatre Group's (OTTG) upcoming play Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring provides a new take on an old adage that it takes, well, eight villages to create a fine production. Community theatre is the perfect description of what OTTG does. The cast and crew represent North Creek, North River, Minerva, Olmstedville, Chestertown, Indian Lake and Long Lake. The show provides an opportunity for neighbors, friends and family to see just how talented the people they meet in their everyday lives can be.
Elaine Lamporte, Maryann Sauro, Dan Studnicky, Mike Corey, Dennis Wilson, Eduardo Munoz, Theresa Badgley, Bob Foley, Michael Emelianoff, Wendy Joy-Hayes, Andy Studdiford, Ken Murray and Mary Benton Frasier are known in each of their communities and now they can be seen from a very different point of view as actors. This diverse group of talented people is brought together by director Eric D. Potter. With the help of a fine group of people who do sets, costumes, props and the million others things that go into putting on a play, magic happens.
The local community is so lucky to have OTTG and the wonderful Tannery Pond Community Center as its venue. This south east corner of the Adirondacks provides so many opportunities to see the fine arts. ALCA, Upper Hudson Musical Arts, the Indian Lake Theatre and the Tannery Pond Association make sure that a wide range of experiences in the art are available. Who says one needd to go to NYC, just visit to North Creek, Indian Lake and Blue Mountain Lake.
Arsenic and Old Lace will be performed March 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and March 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 students. Call 406-8840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat.