Nevada Humanities Festival and Chautauqua

Save the date for the 2016 Festival: June 1-24, 2016


VIP Reception Celebrating 25 Years of Nevada Humanities 
June 21, 2016

Bartley Ranch Schoolhouse, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road
5:30 -- 6:30pm

This VIP ticket package includes: an intimate garden reception with performers Fred Blanco, Brian Kral, and Juanita Westbrook, with wine and hors d'oeuvres; a premium seat reserved in the center section of the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater for the Tuesday June 21 evening performances; a champagne and dessert toast in the amphitheater before the 7pm performances; and a special gift bag commemorating 45 years of Nevada Humanities achievements.

This VIP ticket package is $50 per person, and space is limited. Admission to the June 21 reception is limited to VIP ticket package holders only. Ticket packages are available on a first come, first served basis.

Festival Week at Bartley Ranch, June 19 and 21-23

Sunday, June 19th: Day of Young Chautauqua

Bartley Ranch Regional Park | 9:00am - 2:00pm
Performances under the tent by the Great Basin Young Chautauquans

Mainstage Festival Events
Music 6pm | Performances 7pm
Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater
Bartley Ranch Regional Park, Reno

Tuesday, June 21st: The Stories of César Chávez
The Stories of César Chávez is a dramatic solo show depicting the life of labor leader and civil rights activist César Chávez. Developed and performed by Los Angeles actor Fred Blanco, this award winning stage play features Blanco embodying a compelling host of characters, from youthful zoot-suiters and peasant farm workers, to racist Teamsters, to angry radicals as he gives his audience a glimpse of a man locked in a struggle with his personal demons while fighting for equality for his community.

Great Basin Young Chautauqua Performers: Max Johnson as Milton Hershey, Genna Kirgin as Joan of Arc, and Sevyn Smith as Charles Schulz.

Music: Spike McGuire

Wednesday, June 22nd: Science and Storytelling
Brian Kral as Luther Burbank
Juanita Westbrook as Zora Neale Hurston
Music: Sparks SDA Adult Choir

Thursday, June 23rd: At the King's Table -- Henry VIII and Food
Great Basin Young Chautauqua Performers: Jillian Kirgin as Katharine Hepburn, Aaron Tucker as Ronald Reagan, and Katie Fralick as Audrey Hepburn.
Frank X. Mullen Jr. as Henry VIII
Music: The Reno Swing Set

Nevada Humanities presents the 25th Nevada Humanities Chautauqua festival June 1-24, 2016, in Reno and the Truckee Meadows area. Founded by Nevada Humanities in Reno in 1992, Nevada Humanities Chautauqua has inspired many Chautauqua events around the globe and is one of the longest running Chautauqua festivals in the nation. Chautauqua is a living history program in which performers, in costume and in character, bring historical figures to life in theatrical monologues. Educational and entertaining, Chautauqua programs provide dramatic insights into the people and events that have shaped our nation, and also provide a historical lens for looking at contemporary issues.