Chautauqua!

 

“…a beautiful meditation on the ways in which we inherit the present.”
The New Yorker

Commissioned by UCLA Live!, Walker Art Center and PS 122, The National Theater of the United States of America’s Chautauqua! explores the theatrical and cultural tradition of the Chautauqua Circuit, an American performance phenomenon that flourished from 1874 to the Great Depression. Celebrating the circuit’s spirit of higher education through the Enlightenment’s principals, NTUSA’s Chautauqua! is a hilarious play, taking a look at the past while reflecting on today’s issues and topics. Performances always include at least two guest artists from the region at each touring site and reflect on each performance site’s unique history.

Chautauqua! from The NTUSA on Vimeo.