On September 30th through October 1st, the Town of Long Lake will be hosting the 2nd Annual Adirondack Affair Weekend with soap opera actresses two-time Emmy winner, Martha Byrne, best known as Lily Snyder from As The World Turns and Emmy-nominated Ellen Dolan, best known as Margo Hughes, As the World Turns.
Friday Night features a VIP welcome cocktail reception and a Cabaret Performance at an area Long Lake Business to be announced.
Saturday will be a day of rogue video production featuring participants in this unique weekend themed “Shooting on Location.” Scripted material developed specifically for Adirondack Affair will follow the story of the fictional Duryea Family. Grace Duryea (Martha Byrne) has returned to the quiet burg of Long Lake after the death of her father. She has arrived for the reading of his will and stands to inherit vast tracts of land, properties and businesses vital to the survival of the local economy. Charlotte, played by Ellen Dolan, will be on alert to the arrival of Grace Duryea, protecting secrets of the past that could change their lives forever. The two women have never met before, but sparks are sure to fly when Grace arrives at her father’s estate.
The story of Grace and Charlotte will follow our guest actors and Adirondack Affair participants on a journey from learning scripted material, camera blocking, to live video taping. Scenes will be shot in and around Long Lake area businesses to highlight local actors and showcase the beauty of Long Lake. All levels of acting are welcome and encouraged to attend this unique once in a lifetime opportunity.
The scenes will be uploaded, with permission, to youtube and if time allows there will be a viewing of the rough material shown on Saturday night to the participants. Don’t want to act? Participants are welcome to follow the production and watch our actresses work.
Most recently Martha Byrne, co-created and executive produced, Gotham The Series, which was nominated for an Emmy this year. Martha has also appeared on General Hospital and written for the daytime drama The Bold and The Beautiful and executive produced a short film, Bye Bye Sally, featuring actress Malin Ackerman.
Ellen Dolan has been very active with the Workshop Theater Company in New York City and is currently starring in the Cape May Stage Production, Steel Magnolias, running through September 10. Ellen Dolan plays the role of Truvy, a role played by Dolly Parton in the 1989 film adaptation. In addition to playing Margo Hughes, Ellen Dolan originated the role of Maureen Reardon on Guiding Light and has appeared on Law and Order Special Victims Unit and has recently worked on two films, Southside and Molly’s Girl.
For more information check out www.adirondackaffair.com Adirondack Affair or call 518-624-3077 Sign up today! Total weekend event package is $50 includes VIP reception, Cabaret Performance and Shooting on Location.