Hear the bullets whistle as Washington stands exposed to enemy fire, contemplate certain death if the cause fails, steer a fledgling country clear of danger, and take perhaps the most courageous historic step of all – return to Mt Vernon as a private citizen.
Get ready to flat out be inspired as you meet – George Washington. Fearless in battle and also a canny political genius, Washington could have been King, but he chose to be a citizen. A gifted military tactician and strategist, some of Washington’s most courageous acts occurred after the battles were over and the creating of a nation began.
You’ll laugh – you’ll be challenged – you’ll have lots of questions. And as always at Chautauqua, the audience is part of the show. Bring your stories. Share your experiences. Get inspired. Because it’s not just history – it’s personal.
The George Washington History Alive Show can only be seen in February 2018. George Washington will not appear at the June Festival.
January 16 – Season Kick-off – George Washington, Talk – led by Dr. AV Huff
Join an audience that loves talking back to history to discuss the courage of George Washington – with AV Huff. This event is NOT a costumed performance. (Ron Carnegie, the George Washington at Colonial Williamsburg, will perform as George Washington in Winter Chautauqua – February 1,2,3,4)
AV Huff, PhD is a distinguished author, award-wining teacher, and public servant. AV is passionate about southern history and is author of Greenville:
The History of the City and County in the South Carolina Piedmont. Dr. Huff has led previous Chautauqua Talks on historic South Carolina figures ranging from the controversial John C. Calhoun to escaped slave and Civil War military commander Robert Smalls.
Led by: Dr. A.V. Huff
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Pl, Greenville, SC 29601
Cost: FREE – event and parking
February 1 – “George Washington, Courage” – Spartanburg Free Show
Performed by: Ron Carnegie (See Bio below)
Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: Headquarters Library, 151 S. Church St, Spartanburg, SC
February 2 – Benefit Show – “An Evening with George Washington”
Picture this: You and George Washington at an intimate party enjoying fabulous homemade desserts with a small group of avid Chautauqua fans. Ask the First American President any question your heart desires. And George Washington will answer them.
Fabulous desserts and a private performance for a small, intimate audience.
Funds raised support Chautauqua’s year-round free community shows.
7:30 pm – Dessert Reception
8:00 pm – Private Show with Ron Carnegie as George Washington
Performed by: Ron Carnegie
Date: Friday, February 2, 2018
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Location: SC Governor’s School for the Arts, Smith Recital Hall, 15 University Pl, Greenville, SC
For Tickets: call 824.244.1499 or visit greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org