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Provided photoChautauqua Theater Company staffers perform artistic associate Sarah Hartmann’s radio play “Frankenstein” July 23 at Bratton Theater.

Hartmann, WRFA use radio to drum up excitement for theater

Part of Sarah Hartmann’s job as artistic associate for the Chautauqua Theater Company is to make sure that the company lives on after each season. Luckily, she’s managed to find a way to preserve live theater.

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CTC conservatory actors, design fellow reminisce about Chautauqua experience

With the end of Chautauqua Theater Company’s 30th anniversary season, the 14 conservatory students and five fellows packed up their gear and left the grounds. With three professional productions under their belts — and faced with challenges such as designing on top of a circus set or wearing a gorilla suit — the students-turned-professionals are ready for their next ventures.

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Late Night Cabaret provides CTC conservatory actors last chance to unleash their talent

Although they have already performed in drag (convincingly) and played instruments onstage this season, the Chautauqua Theater Company Conservatory is taking one more opportunity to unleash their talent.

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Roxana Pop | Staff PhotographerAndrew Borba, director of Chautauqua Theater Company’s The Comedy of Errors, speaks with the CTC sound technicians during rehearsal Aug. 7 at Bratton Theater.

For love of the Bard: ‘Comedy’ director Borba’s theatrical interest steeped in Shakespeare

Renowned literary critic Harold Bloom has a deep appreciation of William Shakespeare, identifying the playwright as the inventor of human personality in his book, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human.

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Lovejoy brings a personal tale to CTC’s Chau-Talk-One

While gearing up for the recently closed Broadway play Lucky Guy, actor Deirdre Lovejoy sat in the house during technical rehearsals writing a script for her new one-woman show.

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Katie McLean | Staff PhotographerIn Chautauqua Theater Company’s The Comedy of Errors, William Shakespeare’s classic characters, like Sofia, the courtesan-turned-snake charmer (Carly Zien, pictured) are given an early-20th-century circus twist. The play runs until Aug. 16 in Bratton Theater.

REVIEW: In CTC’s crazy ‘Comedy,’ everything’s relative

Guest review by Rebecca J. Ritzel

How many circus performers can you fit into the Bratton Theater?

Saturday’s opening of The Comedy of Errors was the theatrical equivalent of watching more than 20 clowns, conjurers, strongmen and bearded ladies come scrambling out of a Mini Cooper. Every curtain up could reveal a mermaid or yet another lion tamer. The costumes, sets and props are of nearly Broadway caliber. Much of the acting is outstanding, and clever gags — like having a swordfish fight instead of a swordfight — are liberally sprinkled through the show.

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