Chau­tauqua liv­ing his­tory se­ries re­turns

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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.

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