Free Will: Chautauqua Shakespeare in the Park

As You Like It by William Shakespeare
Directed by Andrew Borba

June 24–August 15

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.
Performed on-grounds at Chautauqua Institution and at Allen Park in Jamestown, Mayville Lakeside Park and Southern Tier Brewing Company. 

June 24  | Bestor Plaza | 5 p.m. 
June 28  | Allen Park, Jamestown  | 7 p.m. 
July 18  | Southern Tier Brewing Company | 6:30 p.m. 
August 1  | Southern Tier Brewing Company | 6:30 p.m. 
August 2  | Mayville Lakeside Park | 6:30 p.m. 
August 15  | Allen Park, Jamestown | 7 p.m.


Brown Bags
Bratton Theater • 12:15 p.m.

Adaptation and Identity in Octoroon: Adapting an old play in a new way  Thursday, June 28 & Monday, July 2 

The Profundity of Air Guitar: Making meaning and connection out of nothing • Thursday, July 12

The Art of Dissent: A roundtable on the role of artists in protest • Thursday, July 26

Fresh Ink: Two Brand New Plays in Conversation • Thursday, August 2

Ladies First, Into the Breeches!: Gender and performance in comedy • Thursday, August 9


Young Playwrights Project
June 26 at 5 & 7 p.m. in Smith Wilkes Hall
Directed by Katie McGerr
Enjoy a performance of the winning plays of Chautauqua’s Young Playwrights Project, a partnership with local elementary students, performed by CTC’s acting conservatory.