Georgia O'Keeffe, Emily Dickinson and Frida Kahlo will come alive this summer at Montgomery College's 15th annual Chautauqua celebration at the Germantown Campus, July 9-11. Actors/scholars will portray the historical figures, bringing to life this year's theme of "Creative Women: Breaking the Mold," at the three-night, family-friendly event. The performances are sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council.
All three performances begin at 7 p.m. at the newly-renovated and air-conditioned Globe Hall, located in the High Technology and Science Center. All performances are free and open to the public.
Each Chautauqua program begins with a short performance by a local musician. Next, an actor/scholar takes the stage to portray a historical figure. The actors/scholars modify their clothing, hair and speech to give audiences the illusion that they are listening to the actual historical figure during their time.