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Songs of the Iroquois: Turtle Island

The Adirondack Shakespeare Company presents a creation story based on Native American legends. Children and adults of all ages will enjoy the performance with puppets, live actors and songs.

Tickets: $5 general admission
(To reserve tickets, please email Tara at

The play tells of a woman from the distant Sky World, who falls onto the earth, which is the back of a turtle swimming in endless ocean. They plant Sky World seeds to create land. Sky Woman bears a daughter who befriends the animals. This daughter then meets the Spirit of the West Wind, and they have twin boys who divide up the world’s time into day and night.

“Turtle Island” tells how people come to populate the earth and to interact with its animals. Adirondack Shakespeare Company wrote the play with the help of Native Americans Tom Porter, a Bear Clan chief; Bill Loran, a Mohawk craftsman; and Kay Olan, a storyteller.

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Earlier Event: September 26
Making It Up in Vermont: Ethan Allen
Later Event: September 29
Cole, Nakoa & Treacher in concert