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Soap opera stars shoot show in Long Lake

— The script for “An Adirondack Affair” was written by Alexandra Roalsvig, Long Lake’s Parks and Recreation Director and former production associate from As The World Turns.

The “An Adirondack Affair” storyline focused on Byrne playing Grace Duryea returning to her hometown of Long Lake after the death of her estranged father.

Roalsvig wove fictional characters into the narrative including curious onlookers, a desk clerk, secretary, liquor store manager, and Jason, the handyman. Everyone wanting to participate had a line. Norine Lacuyer was able to play two parts.

The first scene of the day featured Byrne’s character arriving in Long Lake to check into her hotel. Desk clerk Stephanie was played by one of Byrne’s biggest fans and promoter, Jamie Misiak. Jamie flew in from Pittsburgh to participate in the event festivities for the second year in a row.

The final scene of the day was taped at Ali Baba’s Liquor Store on Route 30 in Long Lake.

Dolan and her acting partner, Norine, ran lines and worked out business with their props and blocking. The store remained open during rehearsal. A couple of hikers and hunters stopped in to pick up wine and were surprised to find studio lights, cameras and a crowd waiting for taping.

Over the course of the day, Dolan and Byrne memorized and taped more than 17 pages of material in six hours.

The event organizers give special thanks to Byrne and Dolan for donating their time, the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, KT Productions of Lake Placid for the video cameras, Showbiz Bootcamp for the lighting equipment, Quackenbush’s Long View Wilderness Lodge, Ali Baba’s Liquor Store for the locations and the musicians for volunteering their time to put on a great show.

The mini-web series will be edited and uploaded to Youtube once completed. Check out www.facebook.com/mylonglake for updates or check www.adirondackaffair.com for more information about when the video vignettes will be available for viewing.

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