Monday, July 17, 2006
Chautauqua Hits Its Stride
After tonight, only one more day remains of the Great Plains Chautauqua in Madison, and when they leave here on Wednesday, they will set up camp in Pierre, which hit 117 degrees on Saturday. It's supposed to be cooler later in the week, both here and there. We're hoping for a good crowd tonight and an even better tomorrow.
So far crowds have been okay, considering the heat, and the conditions under the tent aren't bad once you get sat down and let the breeze work its magic. The first night, William Clark (Patrick McGinnis) played his role as explorer and adventurer to the hilt, and Saturday his manservant York (Charles Everett Pace) was an excellent example of a man committed to his charge. Last night Tecumseh (Jerome Kills Small) made his point clear in opposition to American expansion into his people's homeland. Tonight Jerome Tweton plays John Jacob Astor. Much more is going on, and you can look at the Chautauqua pics on my Flickr site.
Posted by John Nelson at 4:32 PM