CCBC and Maryland Humanities present 'Chautauqua 2019: Making Waves,' July 12-14, at CCBC Catonsville

May 31, 2019

Making Waves will celebrate those who have navigated ice, waves and the depths below by bringing three historical adventurers to life: Mathew Henson, Jacques Cousteau and Grace O’Malley.

CCBC Performing Arts and Humanities, in partnership with Maryland Humanities, presents Chautauqua 2019: Making Waves, July 12-14, at the Center for the Arts Theatre, CCBC Catonsville, 800 S. Rolling Road, Catonsville, Md. All performances are at 7 p.m.

Chautauqua is a statewide program presented by Maryland Humanities. Celebrating its 25th season, Chautauqua offers living history performances by actor-scholars, followed by question and answer sessions which spark spirited conversation and provide educational family fun. Every Chautauqua performance opens with live local musical and theatrical acts.

Friday, July 12

Matthew Henson was a polar explorer, craftsman and author, and is said to be the first African-American to reach the North Pole. Keith Henley, a historic interpreter and actor, will portray the Maryland native.

Saturday, July 13
Jacques Cousteau was an oceanographer, filmmaker and scientist. He is known for his deep-sea explorations and his invention of the Aqua-Lung. Doug Mishler, an independent scholar and veteran Chautauquan, will portray Cousteau.

Sunday, July 14
Grace O’Malley was a 16th-century Irish Pirate Queen who commanded ships, men, and the respect of Queen Elizabeth I. She will be portrayed by Mary Ann Jung, an award-winning actress who specializes in interactive history.

Chautauqua remains free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required.

For more information, visit mdhumanities.org/programs/chautauqua.