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Chautauqua makes its way back to Lawton

Chautauqua makes its way back to Lawton
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 4:54 PM CDT
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LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - This week you can learn from some of the greatest figures of the 60′s, in a series of historical performances, as Chautauqua makes its way back to Lawton.

This year’s theme is “Surviving the Sixties: Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll.”

The event features plenty of in-character performances, workshops, and discussions. Sessions will include performed appearances by historic greats like Allen Ginsburg, Cass Elliot, and John Lennon!

Organizers say Chautauqua offers the community a chance to explore a decade that still holds some truths in our current life.

“If you look at our environment, we’re back in the 60′s in a lot of ways. Some people are fighting for rights for minority populations, there’s a war going on across the sea that we’re tangentially involved in, depending on who you ask. So I think that, 60 years later, we’re right smack dab in it. So this is more relevant than it’s been in a really long time,” said Chautauqua Scholar Joey Madia.

From today to Saturday, workshops will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the afternoon daily at the Museum of the Great Plains, with additional performances at Lawton City Hall Auditorium at 7 p.m.

All events are free and open to the public.

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