Last Wednesday at Children’s School, “shapes” were made in the form of alligators and oceans, and with an artist’s paintbrush instead of a poet’s pen.
Chautauqua Theater Company’s 2014 Special Studies offerings, this week featuring “Going West with CTC,” provide background on the scheduling and artistry involved in putting together the company’s season of productions.
The May Queen is a child of the ’90s. While the contemporary play’s allusions to ’90s-era high school may be unclear for some Chautauquan audiences, ’fore-Plays aim to clarify the context of each play to enrich the audiences’ experience.
Sticks and stones may break one’s bones, but words can give mighty blows to self-esteem. In the case of R.J. Palacio’s protagonist, August, stares diminish self-worth, snickers pierce daggers into confidence and alienation drives away any hope in experiencing true friendship.