History Comes Alive With 2018 Chautaqua Series

On Tuesday, June 19, Becky Stone will portray Harriet Tubman.

History will come alive at the 2018 Buncombe Chautauqua series, which starts on Monday, June 18 and lasts through Thursday, June 21.

Courage is the theme this year, as different experienced actors breathe life into four famous historic characters, who made critical actions for the people and events of the times they lived.

Starting Monday, June 18, Winston Churchill will be portrayed by Larry Bounds. Tuesday, June 19, Becky Stone will present Harriet Tubman. Wednesday, June 20, Alice Paul will be interpreted by Leslie Goddard. For the final evening Francis Marion will be depicted by Ken Johnston.

 Each evening performance will start at 7 p.m. with a different local musical group playing for 30 minutes to set the stage for the historic portrayals that last about 45 minutes.

At the conclusion of the actors’ presentations the audience is invited to question the character for about 30 minutes and finally a similar period questioning the actor on various aspects of creating their character. Music, history and theater, all in an enjoyable and educational evening. As a bonus, a detailed program will be passed out at the entry, with biographic material and references to pursue additional information on each character to bring the experience home. 

All performances will be held in Ferguson Auditorium on the A-B Tech Campus, with nearby free parking. Tickets will be available at the door, starting at 6 p.m. and are $5 per person.

For questions email: Buncombe2018@gmail.com or visit http://www.greenvillechautauqua.org/performances/buncombe.

About Shelby Harrell
Shelby Harrell is the editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for seven years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.