2014 marks Adirondack Shakespeare’s fifth annual Summer Festival Season presenting world-class theatre in upstate New York. This year we are proud to present five mainstage titles along with an original children’s play penned by Executive Director Patrick Siler, David & Goliath.

The season will open on July 23 with a performance of David & Goliath at LPCA’s Young and Fun Series and run through Labor Day Weekend. Find more details on the full season schedule here, including our touring productions of Shakespeare’s greatest hits: The Course of True Love, Their Blackest Sins, and A Woman’s Wit.

Summer Festival Season

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our season calendar here.

Summer Festival Season:

Richard II
Henry IV, Part 1
Henry IV, Part 2
Henry V

The Tempest

David & Goliath
by Patrick Siler

One of Shakespeare’s most lyrically beautiful plays, Richard II traces the 
tragic downfall of a king blinded by power. When rebellion topples Richard 
from the throne, England is plunged into strife for generations to come.

The Cast

Meghan Blakeman :: Bushy, Sir Stephen Scroop, Abbot of Westminster
Nick Bombicino :: Green, Sir Piers of Exton
Tara Bradway :: King Richard II
 Matthew Castleman :: Langley/York
Doug Durlacher :: John of Gaunt, Carlisle, Barkely
Katie Fanning :: Aumerle, Welsh Captain
Sara Fay George :: Duchess of Gloster, Surrey, Ross
John Hardin :: Hotspur, Queen Isabel
Kelly Karcher :: Mowbray, Duchess of York, Fitzwater, Willoughby
Sean Lounsbury :: Northumberland, Gardener, Lord Marshall
Collin McConnell :: Bagot, Salisbury
Patrick Siler :: Bullingbrook

Conductor :: Nat Angstrom
Stage Manager :: Kate Dylan
Fight Choreography :: Collin McConnell
Fight Captain :: Matt Castleman


Henry IV’s England is fraught with rebellion and political upheaval. 
The king’s unthrifty son, Prince Hal, spends all his time carousing in 
the tavern with the beloved fat knight, Falstaff, and shirking his responsibilities
 at court. As the country prepares for war, Hal must decide where his loyalties 
truly lie and prove his worth not only to his father but to all of England.

The Cast

Nat Angstrom :: Sir John Falstaff
Meghan Blakeman :: Lady Percy, Vernon, Peto, Ostler
Nick Bombicino :: Bardolph, Worcester
Matthew Castleman :: Dowglas, Mortimer, Chamberlain 
Kate Dylan :: Mistress Quickly, Sir Michael
Katie Fanning :: Sir Walter Blunt, Francis
Sara Fay George :: Gadshill, Prince John
John Hardin :: Hotspur
Kelly Karcher :: Poins, Lady Mortimer, Scroop
Sean Lounsbury :: Northumberland, Owen Glendower, Westmoreland, Sheriff
Collin McConnell :: Prince Hal
Patrick Siler :: King Henry IV

Conductor :: Tara Bradway
Stage Manager :: Doug Durlacher
Fight Choreography :: Matt Castleman and Doug Durlacher
Fight Captains :: Nick Bombicino and Doug Durlacher


Rejoin Falstaff and company for the riveting follow-up to 
Shakespeare’s two-part epic. As civil war continues to tear 
England apart, the old king and the young prince must make peace 
with each other if they are to heal the country’s deep wounds.

The Cast

Nat Angstrom :: Sir John Falstaff
Meghan Blakeman :: Lady Percy, Lord Bardolph, Warwick, Wart
Nick Bombicino :: Bardolph, Morton, Mowbray, Surrey 
Tara Bradway :: Rumor, Epilogue
Matthew Castleman :: Silence, Fang, Lady Northumberland, Sir John Blunt
Kate Dylan :: Mistress Quickly, Westmoreland, Mouldie
Katie Fanning :: Page, Hastings, Gloster
Sara Fay George :: Lancaster, Doll Tearsheet, Travers, Feeble, Gower
John Hardin :: Lord Chief Justice, Peto, Bullcalf
Kelly Karcher :: Poins, Scroop, Shallow, Harcourt
Sean Lounsbury :: Northumberland, Pistol, Clarence, Shadow
Collin McConnell :: Prince Hal
Patrick Siler :: King Henry IV, Davy

Conductor :: Tara Bradway
Stage Manager :: Doug Durlacher


The thrilling conclusion to The Kingship Cycle follows the young 
King Henry to France as he and his famous ‘band of brothers’ 
charge once more unto the breach in this action-packed masterpiece 
about patriotism, fellowship, and the qualities that make a leader truly great.

The Cast

Nat Angstrom :: Exeter, Rambures
Nick Bombicino :: Bardolph, Burgundy, Orleans, Westmoreland 
Tara Bradway :: Dauphin, Canterbury, Scroop, Macmorris, Warwick
Matthew Castleman :: Gower, Bedford
Doug Durlacher :: Charles VI, Erpingham, Governor, York
Kate Dylan :: Hostess, Montjoy, Bates, Bourbon, Huntingdon
Katie Fanning :: Katherine, Williams, Boy
Sara Fay George :: Nym, Gloster, Grandpre
John Hardin :: Fluellen, Grey, Salisbury, Clarence
Kelly Karcher :: Constable, Queen Isabel, Cambridge, Jamy
Sean Lounsbury :: Pistol, Alice, English Herald
Collin McConnell :: King Henry V

Conductor :: Patrick Siler
Stage Manager :: Meghan Blakeman
Fight Choreography :: Matt Castleman
Fight Captain :: Doug Durlacher



Arguably Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest tells the compelling story of Prospero, the wrong Duke of Milan, exiled with his daughter Miranda, who has become lord of a magical island. This late romance, filled with colorful characters and fun hijinks, ultimately asks the very serious question of what it truly means to be human. A beautiful and poignant tale of friendship, family, and forgiveness, The Tempest is appropriate for audience members of all ages and is a wonderful introduction to the works of William Shakespeare.

The Cast

Nat Angstrom :: Alonso
Meghan Blakeman :: Sebastian
Tara Bradway :: Ariel, Ceres
Matthew Castleman :: Prospero
Doug Durlacher :: Stephano, Francisco 
Kate Dylan :: Gonzalo, Juno
Katie Fanning :: Trinculo, Adrian
Sara Fay George :: Boatswain, Iris
John Hardin :: Caliban, Master
Kelly Karcher :: Miranda
Sean Lounsbury :: Ferdinand
Patrick Siler :: Antonio

Conductor :: Collin McConnell
Stage Manager :: Nick Bombicino
Original Music :: Patrick Siler
Fight Choreography :: Collin McConnell
Fight Captain :: Nick Bombicino


an original children’s play
by Patrick Siler

It’s brain vs. brawn as we travel back in time once again with Octavius, the boy who will one day become the Roman Emperor Augustus. Before he can lead Rome, Octavius must relive the adventures of the great heroes of old. This time, Octavius finds himself in the shoes of the boy-king David as he and his friends journey to ancient Israel, only to find it under attack by a mighty army led by a fearsome giant: Goliath of Gath. To make it back home, the kids will have to discover that strength has as much to do with smarts as it does with size. Bring the whole family - perfect for children of all ages.

The Cast

Nat Angstrom :: Maecenas, Demon
Meghan Blakeman :: Goliath (Puppeteer), Jesse, Attendant
Nick Bombicino :: Agrippa, Demon
Matthew Castleman :: Goliath (Puppeteer)
Doug Durlacher :: Mars, Magen, Demon
Kate Dylan :: Minerva, Samuel, Abigail
Katie Fanning :: Octavius
Sara Fay George :: Saul
John Hardin :: Rufus
Kelly Karcher :: Apollodorus, Abner
Sean Lounsbury :: Goliath, Attendant, Soldier
Collin McConnell :: Goliath (Puppeteer), Sakin, Attendant, Demon

Conductor :: Patrick Siler
Stage Manager :: Tara Bradway
Fight Choreography :: Matt Castleman and Doug Durlacher
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