Wednesday, July 11

Doors: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 7:30 PM

Chautauqua Auditorium

$12.00 ($6.00 Concert Member and Children under 12)

Join us for an evening of silent comedy featuring the iconic Charlie Chaplin. The night will begin with Chaplin’s 1917 film “The Cure.” Chaplin goes to a spa to dry out, toting a trunk of liquor with him. He later tangles with a gouty man, resulting in a wrestling match. The end result? Everyone gets drunk.

The second film is “Sunnyside” (1919). In this silent short, Charlie works on a farm from 4:00 a.m. until late at night, so he must get his food on the run. He milks a cow into his coffee and holds a chicken over the frying pan to get fried eggs. He is in love with the neighbor’s daughter, Edna, but is disliked by her father. He later rides a cow into a stream – knocking him unconscious – and ends up devising a plan to get Edna’s attention.

In “A Day’s Pleasure” (1919), a father takes his family for an outing in their falling-apart Model T Ford, gets in trouble in traffic, and spends the day on a boat.

Running time: “The Cure” (1917), 24 minutes. “Sunnyside” (1919), 48 minutes. “A Day’s Pleasure” (1919), 24 minutes.

Total running time: 86 minutes

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