Molly Smith Metzler’s new comedy, The May Queen, currently running on the Bratton Theater stage, has echoes of “The Breakfast Club,” “Grease,” “Mean Girls,” “Carrie,” “Peggy Sue Got Married,” and every other story of high school wherein the girls are mean and the guys are shallow and selfish.
Just as white settlers displaced, divided and exploited many native groups in their expansion across the West, they conceptually and practically split up the West’s natural resources, said water and energy policy analyst Cynthia J. Truelove on Tuesday in the Amphitheater.
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.
Standing under a projection of John Gast’s 1872 painting, “American Progress,” University of Notre Dame historian Patrick Griffin sought to answer one “simple question” for the Amphitheater audience on Monday: what the West meant and means to America.
Before the 3-year-old members of Children’s School marched out to perform traditional folk songs for their parents, they sat restlessly listening to a story read by their counselor.
Herman Cain, a businessman and radio host of the “The Herman Cain Show,” identified threats facing Americans’ rights and their causes during his 2 p.m. Interfaith Lecture Friday in the Hall of Philosophy.
When it came to actualizing The May Queen, playwright Molly Smith Metzler said she wrote about her hometown for her theater home: Chautauqua.
Egypt has known struggle in the last few years. Since the Egyptian Revolution was born on Jan. 25, 2011, the country with the largest Arab population has had four presidents, seen unprecedented violence, and continues to experience corruption, repression and poverty. Twenty-five percent of the population lives under the poverty line, and 40 percent is illiterate.
This young man, his name is Cristian Macelaru, put his brand on the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra Tuesday evening in the Amphitheater. For this was no ordinary New World Symphony they played together, even though there is a world full of the New Worlds now — too many, really, some of them like weeds growing in music videos and advertisements and ever more on the variety of airwaves.
Home is where the heart is, as the old saying goes, but in the works by the six artists currently on view at the Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, home and heart appear to coexist warily, like estranged spouses under the same roof.