With a 2018 Chautauqua theme of ‘Down On The Farm’, each community offers a different variety of entertaining and informative speakers, story-tellers, artists, entertainers and delicious cultural food offerings that allow you to experience the feeling of an old-time Chautauqua while discovering the history and welcoming character of the Mormon Trail.
For more information, visit The Mormon Trail website
There are also numerous interactive experiences for people of all ages to enjoy from board branding to rope making to acting, and guided tours in horse drawn wagons to interpretive walks along the hand-dug canal to campfire singalongs.
Chautauqua Live Presents the musical theatre production of
Playing June 8-16, 2018 at the
Junction Town is a rollicking trip to the Village of Stirling in its early years. Anna Brandley Ostlund and her husband, Mar, tell their children tales of the village: from Anna’s first and unfavourable impressions of the prairie, the laying of twelve miles of rail, and a royal tour, to the lessons and losses of the Great War. There’s a song about Theodore Brandley’s gall bladder, and a ragtime finale that’ll have you on your feet (to boogie, not to bolt)!
With a script and lyrics written by Jonathon Penny, and musical settings composed by Mark Mitchell, Junction Town captures the wit and the warmth, the love and the loneliness, the hurt and the hoopla, and the quirky and quotidian pleasures of life in a small town, where people cross paths, make friends and marriages, lay loved ones to rest, and leave some part of their hearts when it’s time to move on. Come home to Junction Town. We’ll be waiting at the siding!