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Ever since he was a kid growing up in Chautauqua County, Billy Schmidt has been behind the movie screen, up in the balcony, inside the film booth and back in the little-known, popcorn-popping room at Chautauqua Cinema.
For years, David Zinman attended parties where he was consistently mistaken for a celebrated conductor of the same name. After confessing his true profession as a journalist, conversation partners would often drift away to another corner of the room.
David Zinman, film buff and Chautauquan, has the coolest basement on Palestine.
On Sept. 29, 1929, a friendly game of bridge ended with murder.
Something caught my eye at the century-old graveyard just outside the grounds.
Chautauqua resident David Zinman is an aspiring playwright at 81 years old, and he has debuted his plays on the Institution’s grounds annually for the past 10 years.
“It’s almost impossible to explain how wonderful that feels: sitting in the dark listening to people say your words and other people sitting and enjoying it,” Zinman said. “Writing is a lonely experience, and playwriting gives you immediate feedback.”
Zinman will again see his work performed at Chautauqua when he debuts staged readings of three monologues, WHIMPs, Bedtime Story and Love Insurance, in one event: Trio at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Fletcher Music Hall.
While Chautauqua Theater Company has completed its season, guests looking to get one last dose of theater will find it at Fletcher Music Hall at 2 p.m. Saturday with Chautauquan David Zinman’s one-act play “What’s in a Name?”
Zinman, who runs the Classic Film Series at the Chautauqua Cinema, typically does a staged reading of his plays at the end of each season. His inspiration for this season’s play came from a real-life story he heard while in a library one day.