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The beautiful princess is cursed to live her life as a swan, while another in disguise steals her prince. Swan Lake paints this tragic heroine into the canvas of our culture. But what of Rothbart, the "evil" sorcerer who has delivered this fowl fate? Our conceptions of good and bad are often changed with the introduction of a compelling backstory.

A collaborative trio — playwright E. Thomalen, director and choreographer Andrea Andresakis, and composer Edward W. Hardy — will present The Lake of Sorrows, an adaptation of the timeless ballet Swan Lake, as part of the annual Summerfest New York Theater Festival.

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