For Immediate Release
August 23, 2019
Press Contact: Alison Simcox; 518.523.2512, ext. 1002
Lots of Laughs at the LPCA this Fall
Lake Placid, NY: The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is thrilled to announce a new wave of comedy shows coming to the center this fall. Six comedy performances are on the schedule between September and December, including standup, improv comedy, and a reading and book signing with humorist David Sedaris.
LPCA Executive Director James Lemons recognizes that LPCA audiences have long had an appreciation for comedy. He explains, "From perennial favorites The Second City to recent hits like Paula Poundstone, our audiences have always enjoyed a good strong belly laugh." But the new line-up is not just about the laughs; it's also about community. "This fall, we are so happy to offer our audiences the opportunity to sit down together and marvel at the ridiculousness and foibles of our modern life."
Tickets for all events are available by calling the LPCA Box Office at 518.523.2512 or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org.
The Second City – September 14 | 8PM
The Second City is back with new interpretations of the company's greatest hits, re-booted and re-imagined for today – from sketch comedy to original songs to world-famous improv.
Rusty DeWees – October 5 | 7:30PM
Actor/Comedian Rusty DeWees brings his "The Logger" persona for a one-man comedy show best described as Blue Collar Comedy meets Prairie Home Companion.
Comedy Zone – October 11, November 22, December 20 | 7:30PM
A different standup comedian performs on each of these Friday nights – a great way to kick off the weekend.
David Sedaris – October 12 | 7:30PM
New York Times bestselling author and humorist David Sedaris will share from his latest works, some of the most observant writing addressing the human condition.
LPCA regularly offers 7-week improv courses for beginners and those who already have some improv experience. Dates are posted online at www.lakeplacidarts.org/classes/adult-workshops.
About the LPCA
Nestled in an Olympic village, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round treasure to residents and visitors of the Adirondacks and is the premier art and cultural hub of the region. Orchestrating quality programming, performances, rotating art exhibitions, and education experiences to residences and visitors alike, the LPCA provides an ensemble of offerings in music, theatre and dance, and supports local, regional and national artists in its Fine Arts Gallery. At the heart of this hub is hands-on learning experiences for children exploring their creativity and adults finding new passions. As a leading organization, the LPCA collaborates with other Adirondack non-profit partners to build, support and cultivate the arts community. Inspiring excellence in the arts for generations, the LPCA continues to thrive today at its unique and captivating Lake Placid campus.