212 SW 9th St
Continuing a centuries-old tradition of traveling education groups in the 19th and early 20th century United States, Lawton Chautauqua presents "2019 Chautauqua: The Spanish Connection with the New World." Held at the Lawton City Hall Auditorium and the Museum of the Great Plains, this modern-day Chautauqua will present a variety of historical enactments, workshops, and informal discussions surrounding Spain's influence on American culture. Each day, a different scholar gives a presentation in character followed by a Q&A session with the audience, first in character, then as a scholar.
2019 Evening Performance Lineup:
Tuesday, June 18: Hank Fincken as Pizarro
Wednesday, June 19: Paul Vickery as Bartolomé de las Casas
Thursday, June 20: Ilene Evans as Elizabeth Catlett
Friday, June 21: Joey Madia as Ernesto (Che) Guevara
Saturday, June 22: Doug Mishler as Pablo Picasso
During the day at 10am and 2pm, there are two workshops held inside the Museum of the Great Plains exploring the West in more depth. Each workshop will be led by a different scholar about a topic pertaining to either his character or some facet of the historical time frame of his character. Evening performances are held at the Lawton City Hall Auditorium at 7pm.