It's Benesch's 10th season at Chautauqua, and she said she is proud to celebrate this milestone in a year when four of the five featured playwrights are women.
"Shakespeare is the only boy invited to the party," she said, referring to the company's last show, "The Tempest."
This summer also will feature the world premiere of an original play, "The May Queen" by
"It will appeal to anyone who has complicated feelings about high school, prom or working in an office," Benesch, who is also directing this production, said. She descbribed the play as a mix between
"There are very few great female comedic writers who are being produced, so we wanted to get behind her," Benesch said of Metzler.
Aside from the main three productions,
"A Raisin in the Sun" (
CTC's season will start with
"The May Queen" (
Commissioned by CTC and the Chautauqua Writer's Center, "The May Queen" will have its world premiere this summer. The comedic story follows what happens when a much-talked about beauty returns to town amidst rumors of what could have happened to her after she left. It is directed by CTC's Artistic Director
"The Tempest" (
Shakespeare's classic tale of a group of characters marooned on a magical island will feature
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