Posts on Oct 2019

Pendragon Presents Athena in Long Lake October 24, 2019

Photos from Athena

Athena, the critically acclaimed comedy by Gracie Gardner, will be making a tour stop in Long Lake with performance at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 7pm. Athena, directed by Pendragon’s Artistic Director, Kimberley Bouchard and featuring Rachel Kemp and Cammie Marshall, is a coming of age comedy about the rivalry and friendship of two teenage athletes. Mary Wallace and Athena are brave, and seventeen, and fencers, and training for the Junior Olympics. They practice together, they compete against each other, they spend their lives together and they wish they were friends.
 
First performed in 2018, Athena, is a New York Times Critic’s Pick: “A deadly serious comedy about ambition, success, and owning your superiority. In it’s delicate ferocity, it shows a playwright who is full throttle funny and wise beyond her years”  The play is deemed “wily and entertaining.” by the Village Voice.
 
According to director Bouchard, she was first attracted to the play by the title, Athena.  “Athena is one of the goddesses I have been fascinated by since I was a child.  Born from the head of a male-god! The goddess of War and Wisdom and the Arts! Wow!  What a super-woman!  
After reading the play Athena I was enthralled by the story of these two young women athletes as they discover their power, their strength and their vulnerabilities.  As a young woman growing up before Title IX, I was an athlete with few opportunities to engage in competitive sports. During high school, I took up fencing at the local college with a girlfriend who felt the same lack in her life.  Fencing was our outlet for a yearning we had to be capable, strong and legitimately competitive. We loved it.”
 
Actors Rachel Kemp and Cammie Marshall play highly competitive teen fencers and have been training to fence for the roles with champion fencer, Viveka Fox. Fox is head coach of the Vermont Fencing Alliance, a former all-Ivy fencer and North Atlantic women’s foil champion and, in 2019, qualified to represent the US in age 50-60 womens foil at Veteran World Championships for the second time.
 
According to Kemp, who plays the title role in Athena, “Learning to fence has been so much fun and challenging. Working with Viveka Fox has been great. We’ve had a unique challenge in choreographing the fights because we’ve had to work backwards. We know who is supposed to score a point when, so it’s been a matter of silent communication to signal when that person is ready to hit, and when the other person is ready to be hit.  As a dancer, I’ve appreciated that fencing takes quick footwork and a lot of lunging. Our thighs were sore for days!”  
 
Athena is playing at the Long Lake Town Hall, Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 7pm.  Tickets for the Long Lake performance are $8 and Long Lake Central School students are free. The Long Lake CTSO will be selling refreshments at intermission. Pre-sale tickets are available at the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Offices at 1130 Deerland Road, cash or check, payable to the Town of Long Lake.

Photos from Athena

The Collective. Free Movie Screening

The Collective Movie Screening

Adventuring to undiscovered peaks together, plotting midnight-raids on inner-city handrails, lapping your home run until that last ray of sunshine disappears behind a distant ridge… Skiing is Collective.

Some call it a tribe mentality, others call it a shared sense of purpose. This film is our definition, written by a diverse team, each with their own ideas, their own forms of expression.

“The Collective” is more than a sum of its parts. No matter who you are or where you come from – it feels good to be part of something special.

Screening will be Friday, October 18, 7pm at the Long View Lodge, 681 Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY 12847. 

This screening is FREE! 

Craft Fair Long Lake Town Hall on October 12 2019

Harvest Craft Fair on Tap for the Weekend

The Town of Long Lake announces the Harvest Fest Craft Fair on Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, Long Lake, NY from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free.
 
Hand made goods from vendors will be available including:  herbal spice mixes, homemade chip and dip bowls, bread and soup mixes, soy candles, handcrafted glass, balsam pillows, children’s books, table runners, wooden bowls, original art work, mixed media art, jewelry and more.
 
The CTSO will be providing fun for the kids with a Bounce House weather permitting. 
 
Fall can be an unpredictable time of year, sometimes cold, sometimes warm.  Be prepared for both.
 
For more information www.mylonglake.com or call Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department at 518-624-3077. 
 
 
 
 

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