SPARTANBURG CHAUTAUQUA PRESENTS
HISTORY COMES ALIVE FESTIVAL – CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!
Mon through Fri, June 13 – 17, 2022 – two shows daily at 3pm and 7pm
Starring: Eisenhower, Robert Kennedy, Georgia O’Keeffe, Pauli Murray and Houdini

Get ready to laugh, cry and flat out have a great time at this Festival of non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. Live shows are performed in costume by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters. And all the shows are FREE!

Step back in time and meet these brilliant Americans who accepted the incredible challenges of their times. Their stories span the arts of war, politics, painting, social protest, and even deception. Hear their stories – ask them how their world changed – and why they accepted the gauntlet. Because at Chautauqua – you are always a part of the show.

All shows will be held at the Barrett Room at the Headquarters Library, 151 Church St, Spartanburg. All shows are Free. Registration is required to ensure overcrowding.

All 3:00 pm shows will have ASL translation.

Registration for these shows will open May 1.


MONDAY June 13 – Two shows
3 pm  ( with ASL Translation ) and 7 pm

ROBERT KENNEDY, Politician & Attorney General – Keeping the Peace

Performed by Jeremy Meir, Sylvania, OH

3 PM SHOW DETAILS & REGISTRATION

7PM SHOW DETAILS & REGISTRATION


TUESDAY June 14 – Two shows
3 pm  ( with ASL Translation) and 7 pm

GEORGIA O’KEEFFE, On Canvas & Off – Creating a World

Performed by Leslie Goddard, Chicago, IL

3 PM SHOW DETAILS & REGISTRATION

7 PM SHOW DETAILS & REGISTRATION


WEDNESDAY June 15 – two shows
3 pm  ( with ASL Translation) and 7 pm

HOUDINI, Magician & Skeptic – Taking the Risk

performed by Larry Bounds, Greer SC

3 PM SHOW DETAILS & REGISTRATION

7 PM SHOW DETAILS & REGISTRATION


THURSDAY June 16 – two shows
3 pm  ( with ASL Translation) and 7 pm

EISENHOWER, General & President – Winning the War

Performed by Doug Mishler, Reno NV

3 pm SHOW - REGISTRATION & DETAILS

7 pm SHOW - REGISTRATION & DETAILS


FRIDAY June 17 – two shows
3 pm  ( with ASL Translation) and 7 pm

PAULI MURRAY, Attorney & Priest – Confronting the Law

Performed by Becky Stone, Fairview NC

3 pm SHOW - REGISTRATION & DETAILS

7pm SHOW - REGISTRATION & DETAILS


The Spartanburg County Public Libraries have generously sponsored Spartanburg Chautauqua History Comes Alive performances at the Headquarters Library since 2011.

Spartanburg Library Programs