Chautauqua Theater Company Premieres The May Queen, an Inspired Tragicomedy

July 28, 2014 7:19 PM

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Chautauqua Theater Company Premieres The May Queen, an Inspired Tragicomedy

In recent years The Chautauqua Theater Company has consistently been among Chautauqua Institution most rewarding cultural programs. Under the astute leadership of Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and Resident Director (and former co-Artistic Director) Ethan McSweeny, CTC has offering poignant and provocative, expertly-written new plays alongside riveting interpretations of such classics as Shakespeare's Macbeth (2010), Tennessee Williams's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2013) and more -- all featuring talented and intuitive young actors transitioning from graduate work to full-time professionals.

In continuance of this winning alchemy, for the 2014 season a gifted playwright familiar to Chautauqua audiences--the New York-based Molly Smith Metzler -- was given her first CTC commission, a mainstage production of The May Queen directed by Benesch. Metzler had previously participated in the comp...

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