Get ready to laugh, cry and flat out have a great time at this ten-day / two-weekend festival of non-stop live history and fun for the whole family.
Seen the musical? Read the book? Now at Chautauqua you can personally duel wits with Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who mastered the arts of wit, war, and wealth, long before becoming the subject of Broadway’s Hamilton: An American Musical.
An illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean, Hamilton epitomizes the American dream — poor immigrant makes good. He went on to help win the Revolutionary War and ratify the Constitution, create the country’s financial system, charm New York’s most eligible ladies, and land his face on our $10 bill.
What did Alexander Hamilton ever do besides get shot in a duel by Aaron Burr? Why did Adams and Jefferson hate him so much? Disputes that arose during America’s first decades continued through American history to our present day. The duel of wits of our Founding Fathers fought illustrates that after the American Revolutionary War was won – the real Revolution began.
There’s nothing like the experience outdoors under the Chautauqua tent or in a beautiful park on a summer evening. But if you like your Chautauqua experience indoors in air-conditioned comfort, we have that, too.
Don’t miss your opportunity to see Alexander Hamilton (portrayed by Ian Rose) at the following venues:
• Friday | June 14 from 7:30 – 9:00 pm at the Greenville Tech Tent – Greenville Technical College, 506 S Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, SC. – (Use 800 E. Faris Rd parking lot entrance for closest parking) – Opening music: TBA – There are chairs under the Tent. Or bring your own lawn seating. – Rain site for show is Auditorium just behind the Tent. On day of performance, look on the website Home Page for any weather updates.
• Saturday | June 15 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm as we venture to our newest venue in Brevard, NC, the Transylvania County Library, Rogow Room, 212 S Gaston Street Brevard, NC 28712
• Monday | June 17 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at AB Technical College, Ferguson Auditorium, 340 Victoria Rd, Asheville, NC 28801 – Opening music: Don Pedi – Cost: $7.00 All tickets and are available only at the door. Groups that wish to be seated together must arrive by 6:30pm. Box Office opens at 6pm on show night. Cash or check only. For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Tuesday | June 18 from 7:30 – 9:00 pm at Downtown Greenville’s Falls Park, 601 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601. This is an outdoor event so bring lawn chairs or blankets. No seating provided. No handicapped accessible parking. Drop passengers at Falls Park main entrance 601 S. Main St at “Spill the Beans” for a walk down a slope. (Best bet for free parking is County Square Parking Lot. Take S. Main St heading south. LEFT turn at Augusta St pass Warehouse Theater. LEFT turn at University (light). Go past traffic circle and follow to parking lot. DO NOT park in Governor’s School. Walk downhill. Cross bridge to Amphitheater.) *Rain Site: Greenville Technical College, Bldg 104 Auditorium, use parking entrance at 800 E. Faris Rd, Greenville. Inclement weather plan will be posted on the website home page by 5:00pm on day of the show.
• Wednesday | June 19 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm at The Kroc Center, 424 Westfield St, Greenville, SC 29601 (off Academy St)
• Thursday | June 20 from 9:00 – 10:00 am enjoy Coffee & Conversation: Alexander Hamilton led by Ian Rose at the Upcountry History Museum, 540 Buncombe St, Greenville, SC 29601
• Thursday | June 20 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the Spartanburg Headquarters Library, Barrett Room, 151 S Church St, Spartanburg, SC
• Friday | June 21 from 7:30 – 9:00 pm, an ASL Sign Interpreted Show at the Greenville Tech Tent – Greenville Technical College, 506 S Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, SC. – (Use 800 E. Faris Rd parking lot entrance for closest parking) – Opening music: TBA – There are chairs under the Tent. Or bring your own lawn seating. – Rain site for show is Auditorium just behind the Tent. On day of performance, look on the website Home Page for any weather updates.
There will be great story-telling, lots to laugh about, and deep secrets revealed. You’ll laugh – you’ll cry – you’ll have lots of questions. And they’ll be answered. Bring your stories. Share your experiences. Get inspired. Because it’s not just history – it’s personal.
Greenville Chautauqua’s History Alive Festival is sponsored by Advance America, Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC, City of Greenville, County of Greenville, Metropolitan Arts Council, South Carolina Arts Commission, Southern Benefit Systems, Spinx, Westin Poinsett Hotel, and the amazing Friends of Greenville Chautauqua #AlexanderHamilton #GreenvilleChautauqua #HistoryComesAlive #ItsRevolutionary #Chautauqua