Shake on the Lake will return in 2017 – with Lyndonville students

Photo by Tom Rivers: Performers from Shake on the Lake perform Shakespeare last July 31 at the Orleans County Marine Park. The travelling troupe, based in Wyoming County, will be back in Orleans County this year, partnering with Lyndonville drama students.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 31 January 2017 at 10:21 am

Provided photo: Darren Wilson (center), president of Lyndonville Area Foundation, presents a donation from the Foundation to Lyndonville Central School Superintendent Jason Smith and Music Teacher Jennifer Trupo to sponsor “Shake on the Lake” this spring and summer, featuring Lyndonville students.  One performance will be at school on May 5 and then there will be two performances, August 8-9, at the Yates Community Library, and Yates Town Park, respectively, at 6 p.m.

LYNDONVILLE – A theater group that performs Shakespeare will be back in Orleans County this year, performing with students from Lyndonville.

The Lyndonville Area Foundation has provided funding for Shake on the Lake to team with local students in performing Shakespeare on May 5 at Lyndonville Central School, and then Aug. 8 at the Yates Community Free Library and Aug. 9 at the Yates Town Park.

Shake on the Lake will also do a two-week theater camp in late April/early May for Lyndonville students.

The Foundation is providing funding for the program and the school district will provide rehearsal space and use of equipment, said Jason Smith, the district superintendent.

Shake on the Lake started in 2011 with a goal to bring Shakespeare to rural Western New York. The group is based in Silver Lake, Wyoming County.

Last summer Shake on the Lake toured in five counties, including a July 31 performance at the Orleans County Marine Park at Point Breeze.

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