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Adult Season

Our 41st Season
Sept. 2017 - July 2018

Sept. 1—Oct. 1



THE OLD MUSKETEERS by Rodger Hoopman
Burton, Jonathan and Oscar reached the glorious high of their careers as the THREE MUSKETEERS some thirty years ago in their wildly popular film. Time flies! Now our aging trio have a chance to revisit that high. Will they be able to stop their niggling, overcome their infirm bodies and reinvigorate their now sagging careers? “Together they stand, divided they fall.” A world premiere by Chautauqua producer Rodger Hoopman.


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October 20—November 19

MARY SHELLEY’S
FRANKENSTEIN
by Jerry R. Montoya
A stormy evening. June,1816.The Villa Diodati, Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Gathered are, Mary Godwin (soon to be Shelley), her sister, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Dr. John Polidori and Lord Byron. There’s a contest among friends to see who can tell the greatest ghost story. Experience the creation of literature’s most memorable monster. Local playwright Jerry Montoya brings his unique take on the age old story to the Chautauqua stage.


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December 8—January 14

THE REGIFTERS
by Robert Lynn
When a couple "regifts" a not-so-great Christmas present, then finds out it's worth a fortune, they will stop at nothing to get it back. But they're not the only ones who rewrapped it… In the mad pursuit to reclaim the gift, everyone who gave it away learns about friendship, real wealth, and the value of a gift truly given. A holiday treat for the whole family!

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February 2– March 4

BEER FOR BREAKFAST
by Sean Grennan
A group of middle-aged buddies reunite for a "guys' weekend" in a snowed-in cabin to eat chili, drink beer, and relive the good old days. Despite divorce, unemployment, and a stroke, spirits are high until Jessie, the wife of absent friend Adrian, shows up in his place. An epic battle of wits and stamina ensues: will the men win their right to an all-out guy fest, or will woman be crowned the stronger sex after all?


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March 23—April 22

A TIME TO KILL
By Rupert Holmes
Carl Lee Hailey shot two men in the very courtroom where he now stands trial. But attorney Jake Brigance sees Hailey's act of vengeance against the racist men who attacked his daughter , and he's willing to risk everything to defend his client's life. As the trial heats up, the community is torn apart in this gripping adaptation of John Grisham's incendiary novel about race, crime, and family in small-town America that asks the question: when is it right to take justice into your own hands?


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May 11—June 10


A COMEDY OF TENORS
by Ken Ludwig
The sequel to the grand-slam comedy Lend Me a Tenor! One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century—as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep the amorous Italian superstar and his hot-blooded wife from causing runaway chaos. An uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight.


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June 22—July 22


1776 (The musical)
Book by Peter Stone
Music & Lyrics by Sherman Edwards

The seminal event in American history blazes to vivid life in this most unconventional of Broadway hits.twist?Our nation's founding fathers will be presented in a revolutionary, inspiring ALL-FEMALE, concert version! 1776puts a human face on the pages of history and the human beings behind the national icons: proud, frightened, uncertain, irritable, charming, often petty and ultimately noble figures, determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation.


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