Growing up in New Mexico, playwright Carol Carpenter was used to hearing stories of United States citizens crossing the border to Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, for a good time. She said the border was more open back then, and a drunken trip to Mexico was, for the most part, safe.
The Guadalupe, Chautauqua Theater Company’s second New Play Workshop, debuts this week. The production is the last in CTC’s “New Works Month.”
Ethan McSweeny directs this week’s New Play Workshop, The Guadalupe. The first show is 8 p.m. Thursday in Bratton Theater.
This weekend, the Chautauqua Inter-arts Collaboration will cram the spilled blood, soaring melodies, brutal battles and undying hope of 500 years of history and American-inspired artistic expression into a neatly packaged show.
When Barbara Jacob was in high school in Detroit, she used to cut school to usher at the theater downtown so she could see plays for free.
Molly Smith Metzler is a self-identified addict. She began writing plays at 22, and her latest piece, the Chautauqua Theater Company- and Writers’ Center-commissioned The May Queen, runs through Sunday in Bratton Theater. She said writing for the theater is a high that lasts from story and character development through a play’s production.
Chautauqua Theater Company’s 2014 Special Studies offerings, this week featuring “Going West with CTC,” provide background on the scheduling and artistry involved in putting together the company’s season of productions.
After seeing Apparition: An Uneasy Play of the Underknown workshopped more than 10 years ago, Handelsman said she became obsessed with the piece. CTC’s one-time showing of the Late Night Special Apparition is at 11:30 p.m. tonight in Bratton Theater.
More than 500 years after his initial journey to the New World, Christopher Columbus will once again Go West! on the stage of the Amphitheater.
When it came to actualizing The May Queen, playwright Molly Smith Metzler said she wrote about her hometown for her theater home: Chautauqua.