Drums Along the Mohawk Expands Season, Launches Kickstarter

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DAMOFollowing its debut at Gelston Castle Estate in 2013, Drums Along the Mohawk Outdoor Drama, based on the book by Walter D. Edmonds, is expanding its performance schedule to four shows. The show opens Saturday, August 2, and Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Gelston Castle Estate (980 Robinson Road in Mohawk, NY). It continues the following weekend (August 9-10). Performance times are: Saturdays at 5:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm.

Drums Along the Mohawk Outdoor Drama is the story of Gil and Lana Martin, a young couple who settle in the Mohawk Valley of upstate NY to raise a family in 1777, only to find they are in the pathway of the American Revolution. It’s the story of Nicholas Herkimer, a patriot of Palatine German descent who carved out a successful livelihood despite living on the edge of the frontier.  The strife amongst colonial neighbors in the Mohawk Valley of upstate NY was vehement in 1777 and these events set up several flashpoints that spark a conflagration of valley conflict during the American Revolution.

The show’s producer Kyle Jenks has started a Kickstarter campaign which concludes on April 27, 2014.  The goal is $5,500.

For more information about the drama, Jenks can be reached at kylejenks@datmod.com.  The show’s website is:  www.datmod.com; a Facebook page includes behind the scenes activity.

Gelston Castle Estate is located just off NYS Thruway Exit 30, approximately 60 miles west of Albany, NY. For more information on the performance venue, please visit www.GelstonCastleEstate.com.

Photo from the Premier Performance at Gelston Castle Estate (courtesy Shawn Morgan).


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