Lawton Chautauqua

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“The Boys Are Back”
2018 Oklahoma Chautauqua
The Modern Age: Moving Forward from World War I

The “Boys” came back from World War I to a rip-roaring world of music, art, literature, affluence, technology, and burgeoning American influence that they couldn’t have imagined before the Great War. The 2018 Oklahoma Chautauqua theme, “The Modern Age: Moving Forward from World War I,” will explore this flourishing of modern ideas in politics, art, literature, entertainment, the social sciences, commerce, and education following the carnage and social upheaval of The Great War.

The program dates for the 2018 Chautauqua in Lawton are June 19-23. Workshops will be held daily at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm at the Museum of the Great Plains, 601 NW Ferris Avenue, Lawton. Evening performances will be held daily at 7:00 pm at Lawton City Hall Auditorium, 212 SW 9th Street, Lawton. The ten workshops and five evening performances are free and open to the public.

Chautauqua brings history to life through scholars performing in costume as historical characters. Scholars present workshops and evening performances where audiences have the opportunity to interact and ask questions. The historical characters and scholars for the 2018 Chautauqua program, with dates for the evening performances, are as follows:

Characters Scholar/Performers Date
General John “Black Jack” Pershing Doug Mishler Tues, 19 June
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Debra Conner Wed, 20 June
Acee Blue Eagle Michael Hughes Thurs, 21 June
Josephine Baker Vanessa Adams-Harris Friday, 22 June
Ernest Hemingway John Anderson Saturday, 23 June

Tags: library events, theater, performance, education

Event Details

Date: June 23, 2018
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Lawton City Hall
212 SW 9th Street
Lawton OK 73501

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