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Music by Virgil Thomson; Libretto by Gertrude Stein

For one performance only, Chautauqua’s Amphitheater will once again ring with the voice of Susan B. Anthony in Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein’s joyfully surrealist homage to one of the foremothers of our country and the suffrage movement in America. This performance will bookend Chautauqua Institution’s Week Five programming, themed “The Women’s Vote Centennial and Beyond.”

Performance Details

Performance Date: Saturday, August 1 at 8:15 p.m. 

Venue: Amphitheater

Language: Sung in English with English supertitles

Length: 2 hours long, 1 intermission 

World Premiere performance of this work: May 7, 1947. Columbia University in New York, New York. 

Creative Team

Steven Osgood · Conductor/Music Director

Keturah Stickann · Stage Director

Liliana Duque Piñeiro · Scenic Designer

Michael Baumgarten · Lighting Designer

B.G. FitzGerald · Costume Designer


Wendy Bryn Harmer credit Jeff Singer
Wendy Bryn Harmer
Susan B. Anthony

Chauncey Packer
Chauncey Packer
Jo the Loiterer

Alan HeldAlan Held
Daniel Webster

Hilary Grace Taylor
Hilary Grace Taylor
Gertrude S.

Michael Miller retouchedMichael Miller
Virgil T./Donald Gallup/Brother of Indiana Elliot

Celeste Godin HeadshotCeleste Godin
Angel More

Kelly Guerra
Kelly Guerra
Indiana Elliot

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Constance Fletcher

Michael Colman HeadshotMichael Colman
Ulysses S. Grant

Jake SkipworthJake Skipworth
Chris the Citizen

Eric Botto Headshot 2019Eric Botto
Thaddeus Stevens

James EderJames Eder
Anthony Comstock

ARivardAaren Rivard
Andrew Johnson

Yazid Gray Headshot 2Yazid Gray
Herman Atlan

Wan Zhao FotorWan Zhao
Isabel Wentworth

Nicole Heinen HeadshotNicole Heinen
Lillian Russell

Max PotterMax Potter
Jenny Reefer