Current & Upcoming 2018 Season Productions  

CTC IntotheBreeches webInto the Breeches! by George Brant | Directed by Laura Kepley

August 11 – 17     Purchase Tickets

Buffalo, 1942. With the men of the Oberon Play House away at war, Maggie (the Artistic Director’s wife) decides to take charge and direct an all-female production of Henry V. Written by award-winning playwright George Brant (Grounded, 2012 Smith Prize) and directed by Cleveland Play House Artistic Director Laura Kepley, Into the Breeches! follows a passionate, if amateur, group of theater artists looking at Shakespeare’s valiant warriors in a new light. This hilarious and moving backstage comedy, explores how theater can bring a community together in hard times and perhaps even expand our idea of what community is. All ages welcome!


free Shakespeare in the park

Free Chautauqua Shakespeare in the Park

As You Like It by William Shakespeare | Directed by Andrew Borba

Rosalind and her cousin Celia journey through the Forest of Arden to find safety, and eventually love. Along the way they meet a rag-tag group of rebels in the woods, the lovesick poet Orlando, the melancholic philosopher Jacques, and the witty clown Touchstone. All ages welcome!

August 15  | Allen Park, Jamestown | 7 p.m. 

Past Performance Dates:

June 24  | Bestor Plaza | 5 p.m. 

June 28  | Allen Park, Jamestown  | 7 p.m. 

July 18  | Southern Tier Brewery  | 6:30 p.m. 

August 1  | Southern Tier Brewery  | 6:30 p.m. 

August 2  | Lakeside Park, Mayville | 6:30 p.m. 


CTC AmishProject webThe Amish Project
 by Jessica Dickey | Directed by Sarah Elizabeth Wansley

August 19 - August 21     Purchase Tickets

A fictional investigation of the real-life Nickel Mines school shooting, this riveting one-woman show explores the Amish community’s concept of radical forgiveness. Performed by a CTC Conservatory alumni, The Amish Project portrays two communities shattered by a mass shooting, and their journey to healing. Age: 14+ Adult content. 




Tickets can be purchased online or in person at the Welcome Center, Visitor's Center, or an hour before curtain at Bratton Theater. To contact the ticketing office directly: 716-357-6250  or 1.800.836.ARTS OR



2018 Theater Ticket Packs
A great way to support Chautauqua Theater Company, guarantee your seats and save!
Six Pack • $166.50 • Three Bratton Theater Main Stage productions and three New Play Workshops.
Five-Pack • $144 • Three Bratton Theater Main Stage productions and your choice of two New Play Workshops.
Three-Pack • $84 • Any two Bratton Theater Main Stage productions and your choice of one New Play Workshop.

2018 Chautauqua Theater Single Ticket Pricing 
Bratton Main Stage Productions  $35; Sundays $40
New Play Workshops (NPW) $25

Previous 2018 Season Productions  


CTC AnOctoroon webAn Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins | Directed by Giovanna Sardelli

June 29 – July 8    Purchase Tickets

In 1859, Dion Boucicault wrote a hit melodrama about the fate of an "octoroon" woman in the antebellum south. Today, BJJ (a young black playwright) can’t get the story out of his head and writes his own version. But when the actors in his adaptation quit, BJJ takes on the role of the racist plantation overseer himself. In this hilarious and incisive new play- winner of The Obie Award for Best American New Play- Branden Jacobs-Jenkins jabs at the history of slavery and identity in America. Age: 16+ Strong adult language and content. Talkbacks after every performance. 

CTC Airness webAirness by Chelsea Marcantel | Directed by Joshua Kahan Brody

July 14 – 29     Purchase Tickets

When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there’s more to this art form than playing pretend; it’s about finding yourself in your favorite songs, and performing with raw joy. Airness is an exuberant reminder that everything we need to rock is already within us. The writer of the beloved 2016 NPW “Tiny Houses” returns to CTC with her newest play, straight from her triumph at The Humana Festival of New Plays. PG-13, some adult language. Porch Talkbacks: July 19th and July 27th following the production. 

The New Play Workshop

July 30 - August 4

Two brand new plays performed in repertory.

New Play Workshop #1 | Untitled Russia Play by Lauren Yee | Directed by Nicholas C. Avila
July 30 – August 1   Purchase Tickets

Two young Russian men try to find their way after the fall of communism. An absurd comedy about art, love and advertising in the dawn of capitalism. Age: 14+ Adult language.


New Play Workshop #2 | Jump by Charly Evon Simpson | Directed by Summer L. Williams
August 2 – 4   Purchase Tickets

After a death in the family, Fay finds unexpected solace on a bridge. A poetic drama about family, loss and the kindness of strangers. Age: 16+ Adult content.