The Cure: An Adirondack Story


The ADK LAKES Theatre Festival is made possible by funding from the New York State Council on the Arts, David Myers in memory of Anne Vaccaro and Jayson Grigsby, Pine’s Country Store, and other generous sponsors!

The Cure: An Adirondack Story  by Frederic Glover
Director: George Cordes
Assistant Director/Production Designer: Kent Streed
Stage Manager: Peggy Orman

A world premiere of a play written by Canton, NY, playwright Frederic Glover and inspired by actual people and events in Saranac Lake, NY, during the summer of 1936. A writer, Margaret, from New York City is seeking “the cure” for her case of tuberculosis at the famous Saranac Lake health resort. Her story intertwines with the life and struggles of Dr. Edward Trudeau, a driven, deeply compassionate man who devoted himself to finding a cure for the dread disease during the late 1800s. The stories of Margaret and Dr. Trudeau combine to celebrate the importance of community in healing and the many sides of the natural world while emphasizing the struggle to transcend a deadly pandemic. Featuring cast and crew from across the North Country!

Lonnie Ford as E.L. Trudeau, Laura-Jean Swanson as Lottie Trudeau, Jason Brill as Dr. Loomis, Laura Farrell as Margaret, Sean Orman as Frank, Megan Land as Cora, and William Sandiford as Tyler 

Two of our performances will also feature the Cure Porch on Wheels from Historic Saranac Lake.
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Don't miss out on the brand-new Adirondack work making its world premiere at the Arts Center this fall!


MEMBER: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
NON-MEMBER: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

MEMBER: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
NON-MEMBER: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Tickets for the VIEW performance are available on their website.

Friday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts

3446 NY-28, Blue Mountain Lake

ALCA Tickets

Saturday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts

3446 NY-28, Blue Mountain Lake

ALCA Tickets

Sunday, September 22 at 5:00 p.m.
VIEW Arts Center
3273 NY-28, Old Forge

VIEW Tickets

Tuesday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Tupper Lake Middle-High School
25 Chaney Ave, Tupper Lake

Tupper Lake MHS Tickets

Thursday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Pendragon Theatre
15 Brandy Brook, Saranac Lake

Pendragon Tickets

Saturday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Tannery Pond Center
228 Main St, North Creek

Tannery Pond Center Tickets

Sunday, September 29


The development of the play The Cure: An Adirondack Story has been made possible by a New York State Council on the Arts 2023 Support for Artists grant, with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.