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Adirondack Affair Slated Sept 30th & Oct 1

On September 30th through October 1st, the Town of Long Lake will be hosting it’s 2nd Annual Adirondack Affair Weekend. This year opening night features a VIP reception, cocktail party and a cabaret with soap opera actresses Martha Byrne, two time Emmy winner best known as Lily Snyder from As The World Turns and Emmy-nominated Ellen Dolan, best known as Margo Hughes, As the World Turns.

Photo by Robin Platzer

For the second year in a row the actresses have agreed to come up for a weekend in the Heart of the Adirondacks to perform and showcase their acting skills with the beautiful fall foliage as a backdrop.

Ellen Dolan on Long Lake

Ellen Dolan acting with Anna Pratt in an acting workshop. Photo by Sue Coflin

Friday Night features a VIP reception, one on one interaction with the actresses and a Cabaret Performance. Check out a selection from last year’s cabaret.

Saturday will be 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 her 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. Along the way scenes will be shot in and around Long Lake area businesses to highlight local actors and showcase the beauty of Long Lake. There will be acting parts for clerks, receptionists, waitresses, bartenders, shop clerks, caretakers, loggers, school teachers and hopefully a love interest! 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 where they will be immortalized on the internet forever.

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 Magnolia’s running through September 10. Ellen Dolan will be playing 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.

Now is your chance to act one on one with Emmy winning and nominated actresses. Learn the nuts and bolts of straight to tape acting, camera blocking and competing for the “egg.”

The weekend is unique and full of surprises. Don’t miss out. Sign up today. For more information check out Adirondack Affair or call 518-624-3077 Sign up today!

Make it a Mother/Daughter weekend you’ll never forget!


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