ASL interpretation is provided at several Chautauqua History Alive shows.

All Chautauqua sign-interpreted shows are absolutely FREE!

Historic figures you have only read about in books appear onstage, and you can question them – no holds barred!

Questions from the Deaf Community are encouraged and will be signed. Two interpreters sign at each show. Sign interpretation provided by Katy Schneider’s Interpreter Express.

During the June History Comes Alive Festival ASL interpreted shows are held daily June 12 – June 20, 2021. Five different Shows in Greenville and in Spartanburg.

If you would like to reserve seating near the sign interpreters, please call 864-244-1499 or email caroline@HistoryComesAlive.org


Saturday June 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Thomas Edison
Portrayed by Hank Fincken

Cost: Free | ASL Interpretation
 View Map    Greenville

Christ Church School Hartness Performing Arts Center, 245 Cavalier Dr, Greenville, SC – Off Mauldin Rd (I-85 exit 46) between S Pleasantburg and Fairforest Way. From Mauldin Rd turn at the Lil’Cricket/Marathon gas station (Cavalier Dr.) If you get to Conestee Nature Center (former Municipal baseball stadium) you’ve gone too far.

To reserve seating near the sign interpreters, call 864-244-1499 or email caroline@HistoryComesAlive.org


Sunday June 13, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Nikola Tesla
Portrayed by Ian Ruskin

Cost: Free | ASL Interpretation
 View Map    Greenville

Christ Church School Hartness Performing Arts Center, 245 Cavalier Dr, Greenville, SC – Off Mauldin Rd (I-85 exit 46) between S Pleasantburg and Fairforest Way. From Mauldin Rd turn at the Lil’Cricket/Marathon gas station (Cavalier Dr.) If you get to Conestee Nature Center (former Municipal baseball stadium) you’ve gone too far.

To reserve seating near the sign interpreters, call 864-244-1499 or email caroline@HistoryComesAlive.org


Monday June 14, 2021 at 3:30 pm
Ben Franklin
Portrayed by Larry Bounds

Cost: Free | ASL Interpretation
 View Map    Spartanburg

Headquarters Library, Barrett Room, 151 S Church St, Spartanburg, SC

To reserve seating near the sign interpreters, call 864-244-1499 or email caroline@HistoryComesAlive.org


Tuesday June 15, 2021 at 3:30 pm
Nikola Tesla
Portrayed by Ian Ruskin

Cost: Free | ASL Interpretation
 View Map    Spartanburg

Headquarters Library, Barrett Room, 151 S Church St, Spartanburg, SC

To reserve seating near the sign interpreters, call 864-244-1499 or email caroline@HistoryComesAlive.org


Wednesday June 16, 2021 at 3:30 pm
Hedy Lamarr
Portrayed by Judith Kalaora

Cost: Free | ASL Interpretation
 View Map    Spartanburg

Headquarters Library, Barrett Room, 151 S Church St, Spartanburg, SC

To reserve seating near the ASL interpreters, call 864-244-1499 or email caroline@HistoryComesAlive.org


Thursday June 17, 2021 at 3:30pm
Thomas Edison
Portrayed by Hank Fincken

Cost: Free | ASL Interpretation
 View Map    Spartanburg

Headquarters Library, Barrett Room, 151 S Church St, Spartanburg, SC

To reserve seating near the ASL interpreters, call 864-244-1499 or email caroline@HistoryComesAlive.org


Friday June 18, 2021 at 11:30am
Hedy Lamarr
Portrayed by Judith Kaalora
Cost: Free | ASL Interpretation
 View Map    Greenville

Younts Center for Performing Arts, 151 N Main St, Fountain Inn, SC 29644

To reserve seating near the sign interpreters, call 864-244-1499 or email caroline@HistoryComesAlive.org


Saturday June 19, 2021 at 2:00pm
Rosa Parks
Portrayed by Becky Stone

Cost: Free | ASL Interpretation
 View Map    Greenville

Christ Church School Hartness Performing Arts Center, 245 Cavalier Dr, Greenville, SC – Off Mauldin Rd (I-85 exit 46) between S Pleasantburg and Fairforest Way. From Mauldin Rd turn at the Lil’Cricket/Marathon gas station (Cavalier Dr.) If you get to Conestee Nature Center (former Municipal baseball stadium) you’ve gone too far.

To reserve seating near the ASL interpreters, call 864-244-1499 or email caroline@HistoryComesAlive.org


Sunday June 20, 2021 at 7:30 pm
Benjamin Franklin
Portrayed by Larry Bounds

Cost: Free | ASL Interpretation
 View Map    Greenville

Under the Chautauqua Tent at Greenville Technical College, 506 S Pleasantburg Dr,  Greenville, SC  (Use 800 E. Faris Rd entrance.) If weather is inclement, you will be directed from the tent to an indoor auditorium behind the tent.

To reserve seating near the ASL interpreters, call 864-244-1499 or email caroline@HistoryComesAlive.org