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Schroon Lake senior play slated

‘Krazy Kamp’ this weekend

Schroon Lake Central School’s senior class will present “Krazy Kamp” Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Tickets are $5. Rehearsing a scene are, from left, Rebecca Pecor, Brandi Busick, Tiffany Messing and Samantha Thatcher.

Schroon Lake Central School’s senior class will present “Krazy Kamp” Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Tickets are $5. Rehearsing a scene are, from left, Rebecca Pecor, Brandi Busick, Tiffany Messing and Samantha Thatcher.

— Schroon Lake is renowned for its summer camps — although not camps like those portrayed in the annual Schroon Lake Central School senior play.

Seniors will present “Krazy Kamp” Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Tickets are $5.

The comedy is the tale of two summer camps.

On one side of beautiful Lake Lookeeloo is Camp Pocahontas, an exclusive resort for young ladies. On the other side is Camp John Smith, inhabited by a wild bunch of unruly males.

Camp John Smith has been declared “unfit for habitation” and given only a few days to get itself in shape. The camp director pleads with the director of Pocahontas to allow the boys “shelter” for a day or two — otherwise he’ll have to return their tuition.

“What happens when peaceful Pocahontas shares space with the crazies from ramshackle John Smith?” asks Laura Corey, the play’s director. “Naturally, no one is to know the boys are staying, including the camp’s owner, Mrs. Thistlemist. There’s a parade of flaky intruders and wild characters: Elmer Crumb, from the carnival, with his associate, Cleopatra Nile, who never travels without her snakes; Clams Marinara, the infamous hood; the flashily-dressed Dixie, who carries a tiny pistol in a violin case; and a poison ivy victim who resembles a walking mummy.”

Complications pile on top of one another until once-lovely Camp Pocahontas learns the state inspector has declared it unfit for habitation.

Corey promises a surprise ending.

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