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.
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.
Playwright David West Read is the master of “foul papers.” His plays neither smell bad nor are about immorality; he
When Chautauqua Theater Company conservatory actors Audrey Corsa and Keren Lugo were cast in the season’s second New Play Workshop, Afterlove, opening at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Bratton Theater, they had no idea what they were getting themselves into.
In the 1890s, illustrator Charles Dana Gibson created the “Gibson Girl,” who came to define fashion norms in the early 20th century. Sporting tight corsets and hair often coaxed into a bouffant, the women had hourglass figures that continued to shrink as they cinched their waists.
The Interfaith Lecture podium is normally a platform for outside perspectives, but today audiences will hear an insider’s view of
In Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel, Esther and Mayme are leading ladies and best friends.
The stage is set under a canopy of stars and against the backdrop of Chautauqua Lake. James Dean Palmer, directing fellow at Chautaqua Theater Company, will present an outdoor version of Korean-American playwright Young Jean Lee’s Church at 9:30 p.m. tonight at the School of Art Quad.