David Zinman has two interests: cinema and writing. For the former, he has been hosting the Classic Film Series at
The apocalypse looks to have hit the Chautauqua Theater Company. The Brawdy Theater Studios, usually bustling, are now quiet and subdued. Bratton Theater has been stripped of the season’s posters, banners and stage lights — barring the ghost and emergency lights. Marketing intern Natalie Redmond is absent from her post outside, where she sold CTC T-shirts, mugs and jackets.
There is a light at the end of the nine-week-long tunnel, and Chautauqua Theater Company Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch has
The Bratton Theater stage has seen a lot this summer. From being transformed into an arena stage, to a five-roomed
Chautauqua Theater Company’s one-night only Bratton Late Night Cabaret is always full of surprises.
On paper, Shakespeare is all about the language and grappling with the text. But on stage, Shakespeare is a whole new ballgame: Through the actors’ craft, costumes and lights, the words are brought to life.
The first step to playing a character is taking a walk in his shoes and understanding his personality. Jonathan Majors took no such walk — he already found it hard to separate himself from the king.
On June 19, 1953, a couple was executed at the Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York. The two were charged with conspiring against the United States and passing atomic secrets to the Soviets.
One particularly compelling throughline in Shakespeare’s history plays is the maturation of Henry V. When does he morph from the prank-loving, bawdy-house-frequenting Prince Hal into the sage, shrewd, continent-conquering King Henry? Judging from Evan Cabnet’s crisp but thematically questionable production of Henry V, featuring all 13 members of this year’s acting Chautauqua Theater Company Conservatory, that crucial day has yet to arrive.
The Chautauqua Theater Company is soon to take its last curtain call. With the third and final mainstage production of the 2015 season opening Saturday, CTC is ready to unwrap its parting gift for the Chautauquans: the Bard’s Henry V.