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Chaut. Theater Company:
An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

6/29/2018 - 7/8/2018

Venue: Bratton Theater

In 1859, Dion Boucicault wrote a hit melodrama about the fate of an Octoroon woman in the antebellum south. Today, BJJ (a young black playwright) can't get the story out of his head and writes his own version. But when the actors in his adaptation quit, BJJ takes on the role of the racist plantation overseer himself. In this hilarious and incisive new play -- winner of The Obie Award for Best American New Play -- Branden Jacobs-Jenkins jabs at the history of slavery and identity in America.

Chautauqua Theater Company: Airness
by Chelsea Marcantel

7/14/2018 - 7/29/2018

Venue: Bratton Theater

Tue. July 17th, 2018 07:00pm
General Admission Tickets remain on sale until showtime. Online sales are no longer available. Call 716-357-6250 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The walk-up window is open until 11:00 p.m.


When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there's more to this art form than playing pretend, it's about finding yourself in your favorite songs, and performing with raw joy. Airness is an exuberant reminder that everything we need to rock is already within us.
By the writer of the beloved 2016 NPW "Tiny Houses" returns to CTC with her newest play, straight from her triumph at The Humana Festival of New Plays.

Chautauqua Theater Company NPW:
Untitled Russia Play

7/30/2018 - 8/1/2018

Venue: Bratton Theater

New Play Workshop. Written by Lauren Yee
Two young Russian men try to find their way after the fall of communism. An absurd comedy about art, love and advertising in the dawn of capitalism.

Chautauqua Theater Company NPW:
Jump by Charly Evon Simpson

8/2/2018 - 8/4/2018

Venue: Bratton Theater

After a death in the family, Fay finds unexpected solace on a bridge. A poetic drama about family, loss and the kindness of strangers.

Chautauqua Theater Company: Into the Breeches!
by George Brant

8/11/2018 - 8/17/2018

Venue: Bratton Theater

Written by George Brant, Directed by Laura Kepley
Providence, 1942. With the men of the Oberon Play House away at war, Maggie (the Artistic Director's wife) decides to take charge and direct an all-female production of Henry V. Written by award winning playwright George Brant (Grounded, 2012 Smith Prize) and directed by Cleveland Play House Artistic Director Laura Kepley, Into the Breeches follows a passionate, if amateur, group of theater artists looking at Shakespeare's valiant warriors in a new light. This hilarious and moving backstage comedy explores how theater can bring a community together in hard times and perhaps even expand our idea of what community is.

Chautauqua Theater Company NPW: The Amish Project by Jessica Dickey

8/19/2018 - 8/21/2018

Venue: Bratton Theater

Sun. August 19th, 2018 07:30pm:

General Admission Tickets are limited. Please purchase by phone, (716) 357-6250 or walk-up.


A fictional investigation of the real life Nickel Mines school shooting, this riveting one-woman show explores the Amish community's concept of radical forgiveness. Performed by a CTC Conservatory alumni, The Amish Project portrays two communities shattered by a mass shooting, and the journey to healing.