Chautauqua living history series returns
Maryland Humanities with local partners will present Chautauqua, its annual living history series in seven Maryland counties from July 5 through July 14.
For its 22nd season of Chautauqua, Maryland Humanities is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes as three Pulitzer winners come to life on the Chautauqua stage. Free and open to the public, each show begins with live local musical and theatrical acts. Question-and-answer sessions follow living history performances by actors/ scholars, which spark spirited conversation and provide educational family fun. Audiences will meet the incomparable showman, Duke Ellington; the first African-American to win a Pulitzer prize, Gwendolyn Brooks; and one of the greatest American literary figures of the 20th century, Ernest Hemingway.
Chautauqua performances will take place at the College of Southern Maryland in La Plata, 8730 Mitchell Road. Performances will take place starting at 6:45 p.m. July 12, 13 and 14.
The full schedule is available at www.mdhumanities.org/programs/chautauqua.