Love Lake George? Love history? These two passions come together in the Last of the Mohicans Outdoor Drama. This new theater adaptation has been written specifically to be performed in the Lake George Region.
The Last of the Mohicans Outdoor Drama is an annual summer theatrical production which will be presented on the grounds of the Wild West Ranch & Western Town from July 27 to August 18 in Lake George. Winner of the NY State Travel and Vacation Association’s “Cultural Heritage Award of Excellence for 2012” the show was inspired from James Fenimore Cooper’s classic American novel.
This unique production debuted to sold out crowds in 2010 and each year has continued to enhance and embellish it’s natural woodland set design, added several new story themes and expanded its cast bringing even more excitement for all ages.
Set amidst the siege of Fort William Henry in August of 1757, The Last of the Mohicans blends historical fact and romantic fiction to create an exciting tale that has been popular for nearly 200 years. With its proven story, and including military skirmishes and Native American dance, flaming torches and roaring cannons, and lavish period costumes, this unique outdoor stage adaptation promises to have something for everyone.
“Outdoor historical dramas are truly special because they celebrate the unique heritage of their host communities,” explains Luisa Craige Sherman, president of The Last of the Mohicans Outdoor Drama, Inc. “The story is brought to life upon the very ground where the historical events occurred and the surrounding environment becomes a lead character in the evening’s performance. The towering French Mountain creates the natural backdrop to this production under the stars.”
Showtime is 8 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights and runs for two hours. There is one matinee performance slated for Saturday, August 4th at 2 PM. A “meet n’ greet” is held each after each show for the audience to meet and take photos with cast members.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for Seniors and $10 for youth ages 5-12. Under 5 are free when accompanied by a paid adult. Optional rain insurance is available online in case inclement weather forces a cancellation.
Will you be headed to this drama? What part of local history do you enjoy the most?