NEVADA HUMANITIES NEWS RELEASE
Nevada Humanities will present the 22nd Nevada Humanities Chautauqua festival June 24-27 at the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road in Reno.
Founded by Nevada Humanities in Reno in 1992, Nevada Humanities Chautauqua has inspired many Chautauqua events around the globe and is one of the longest running Chautauqua festivals in the nation. Chautauqua is a living history program in which performers, in costume and in character, bring historical figures to life in theatrical monologues. Educational and entertaining, Chautauqua programs provide dramatic insights into the people and events that have shaped our nation, and also provide a historical lens for looking at contemporary issues.
Reno’s weeklong celebration features workshops, roundtable discussions and other daytime events hosted by community partners throughout Northern Nevada, as well as ticketed evening theatrical performances. This year’s evening performances explore the theme “No Dream Deferred” and feature performances of legendary characters including Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Henry Ford, Langston Hughes and Julia Morgan.
The June 24 evening program is free and will feature performances by the Young Chautauquans who have participated in Nevada Humanities’ 2013 Great Basin Young Chautauqua program. Evening events begin with a musical performance by a local band followed by two theatrical Chautauqua presentations. Gates open at 5 p.m., music starts at 6 p.m. and Chautauqua presentations begin at 7 p.m.
Seat tickets for ticketed shows are $25 per night, and lawn tickets are $10 per night. Children ages 12 and under are free if seated in an adult’s lap or on the lawn. Plenty of comfortable seats are available, as well as a lawn area for those who prefer to bring their own blanket or low-rise chair.
Tickets are available for purchase online at nevadahumanities.org. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the gate the evening of the performance if performances are not sold out in advance. Audience members are encouraged to bring a picnic or enjoy the barbecue provided by Men Wielding Fire, which will be available for purchase each evening at the entrance to the amphitheater. Parking is plentiful and free.
Free daytime events are scheduled throughout the Truckee Meadows region for the week of June 22-27 and include an architectural walking tour, lectures, workshops and children’s activities. A complete schedule of daytime events is available at nevadahumanities.org.
Nevada Humanities Chautauqua Event Details
Evening Mainstage Programs
Dates: Monday, June 24 – Thursday, June 27. Gates open at 5 p.m., music begins at 6 p.m. and Chautauqua performances begin at 7 p.m.
Where: The Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater, Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, Reno
Tickets: Available at nevadahumanities.org. Also available at the gate the evening of the performance if not sold out in advance. Seat tickets are $25 per night; lawn tickets are $10 per night. Children 12 and under are free if seated in an adult’s lap or on the lawn. Admission to the Young Chautauqua evening program on Monday, June 24, is free. A complete schedule of additional daytime events is available at nevadahumanities.org.
Nevada Humanities is Nevada’s independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. With offices in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada Humanities creates public programs and supports public projects statewide that define the Nevada experience, feature local culture and heritage, and facilitate the exploration of issues that matter to Nevadans and their communities. For more information visit nevadahumanities.org and onlinenevada.org.