Ashland Chautauqua 2018

In the tradition of the American Chautauqua, the Ashland, Ohio Chautauqua allows audiences to witness history in its most compelling form - first person historical portrayals. Nationally recruited scholar-actors take on the roles of historical figures, appearing in costume and presenting exciting living history performances. Concurrent with these performances, and again in keeping with the Chautauqua tradition, Ashland Chautauqua also provides musical performances with each living history performance and daytime workshops throughout the week of Chautauqua.

 

"The Chautauqua is the most American thing in America." -- Theodore Roosevelt

 

2018 Performance Schedule


TUESDAY, JULY 17

George Frein as
HERMAN MELVILLE
sailor, philosopher, and author of "Moby Dick"

Opening Act: Mike Gorrell

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18

Karen Vuranch as
GRACE O'MALLEY
16th century political activist and pirate queen

Opening Act: Steve Brown Trio


THURSDAY, JULY 19

John Anderson as
HENRY BESTON
prolific Cape Cod writer, "The Outermost House"

Opening Act: Spoken Images

FRIDAY, JULY 20

Debra Conner as
EDITH RUSSELL
fashion reporter, designer, and survivor of the Titanic

Opening Act: Steven Stanley


SATURDAY, JULY 21

Hasan Davis as
YORK
slave of William Clark and explorer on the Lewis & Clark Expedition
Opening Act: Kristine Jackson

DAYTIME WORKSHOP INFO & EVENT DETAILS

Phone: 419-281-4584
Email: info@ashlandchautauqua.org

Band Shell Rain Hotline: 419.281.3018
(Weather Information available after 4 p.m., day of show)




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