The apocalypse looks to have hit the Chautauqua Theater Company. The Brawdy Theater Studios, usually bustling, are now quiet and subdued. Bratton Theater has been stripped of the season’s posters, banners and stage lights — barring the ghost and emergency lights. Marketing intern Natalie Redmond is absent from her post outside, where she sold CTC T-shirts, mugs and jackets.
The Bratton Theater stage has seen a lot this summer. From being transformed into an arena stage, to a five-roomed…
NAME | Staff Photographer Actress Audrey Corsa gestures to other actors. The show opens 2:15 p.m. Saturday in Bratton Theater….
A decades-long Friend of Chautauqua Theater, Sally McClure had never missed a show in Bratton Theater.
They sing, they dance, and Chautauquans already know they act. Tonight’s Bratton Late Night Cabaret will open the stage to Chautauqua Theater Company’s (CTC) band of triple threats.
This week, Chautauquans again have the chance to worship at the altar of William Shakespeare.
According to actor David Quay, being a clown is an exercise in honesty. Quay created and will star in this year’s Chau-Talk-One, which has its one-time show at 7 p.m. tonight in Bratton Theater.
This weekend, Bratton Theater’s rafters will become a shipwrecked boat, the stage will become a sand dune and Chautauquans will be swept away by a vicious storm.
When the production opens, that world will have been translated from a quixotic vision to a realized set, one ready to host a cast of actors. CTC’s The Tempest, which opens Saturday, incorporates spilling sand dunes, a floating rock and a shipwreck — all within the confines of Bratton Theater.
This weekend, the Chautauqua Inter-arts Collaboration will cram the spilled blood, soaring melodies, brutal battles and undying hope of 500 years of history and American-inspired artistic expression into a neatly packaged show.