Winter Chautauqua – Napoleon (Feb 1- 3, 2019)

Portrayed by Mark Schneider from Colonial Williamsburg

No military figure in history has been quite as polarizing as Napoleon Bonaparte. Was he a monster, driven by an endless, ruinous quest for military glory? Or a social and political visionary brought down by petty, reactionary kings of Europe?

Mark Schneider tours nationally as Napoleon and has appeared in films as well as performing more “American” historical figures in Colonial Williamsburg. Here in Greenville, for one weekend only you can see him as Napoleon. History comes alive as “The Little Corporal” takes the stage and reflects on his life, his military strategies, his social prowess and more. Then following his performance, you get to ask him the questions you’ve always wanted to ask!

Join us for opening night Friday, February 1st for an intimate gala – “An Evening with Napoleon.” Mark Schneider (Napoleon)  will join us after the show for a special meet-and-greet reception.

Or come to the free shows on Saturday and Sunday afternoon! Season donors may reserve seats for these shows – contact: caroline@greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org (These free shows are funded in part by the Metropolitan Arts Council which receives support from the City of Greenville, BMW Manufacturing Company, Michelin North America, Inc, SEW Eurodrive and the South Carolina Arts Commission.)

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