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 in Allen Park in Jamestown, Lakeside Park Mayville, and at Southern Tier Brewery. 
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. 
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.