Coffee break in between classes.
PRESENTATION: Introduction/Preview of "Boeing Boeing" & "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" plays participants will be seeing during the week.
Please make your dinner reservations for a restaurant on St. Armands Circle on the assigned evening. A St. Armands brochure was in your packet and coordinator/hosts have copies of menus.
Lunch: Lunch will be catered in at the hotel.Afternoon: PRESENTATION: When available we have a clown that gives an overview of clowning and circus history in Sarasota. He was the former Dean of Clown College here in Sarasota. Participate in balancing feathers, juggling etc.
OPTIONAL DVD PRESENTATION: View a Three-Ring Documentary.
Or relax for the rest of the afternoon.
Dinner: Dinner will be at a local restaurant.Evening: PERFORMANCE: A play reading group from the Asolo Theatre Guild will perform in our private room just for our participants. A short question and answer session will follow.Lodging: AmericInn HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dinner: Dinner will be at a local restaurant.Evening: Attend the play "Boeing, Boeing," by Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans.
This 1960's farce features self-styled lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American “fiancées,” each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent “layovers”. He keeps “one up, one down and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Bernard’s apartment at the same time.
Lodging: AmericInn HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
FIELD TRIP: Go-behind-the-scenes at the Asolo Theatre for a back-stage look at the workings of the theatre, including the costume shop.
Lunch: Box lunch at the Asolo Theatre.Afternoon: Afternoon talkback on play
Dinner: Dinner on your own to enjoy Florida cuisine with transportation provided. A bus will depart for St. Armands Circle, renowned as a continental marketplace. The Circle is a charming and graceful synthesis of past and present. Relax and enjoy a meal from a plethora of award winning restaurants; from gourmet snacks to candlelit feasts, you'll find it all on St. Armands Circle. Get out of the box and into the Circle.
Bus departs for Asolo Theatre immediately after dinner at prearranged pick up time.Evening: Attend the Asolo Theatre performance of "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," by Christopher Durang, directed by Peter Amster.
It’s a lovely day at Vanya and Sonia’s farmhouse in Bucks County, PA. But instead of spending the morning strolling through their cherry orchard, these wacky siblings have their hands full with a prophetic cleaning woman, a neighborhood costume party, and a surprise visit from their movie star sister Masha and her studly new boy-toy, Spike. One of the funniest dramatists writing today, Christopher Durang’s latest Broadway hit turns Chekhov on its head and his signature blend of comedy and absurdity has never been more endearing—or relentlessly funny.
Lodging: AmericInn HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
PRESENTATION: Introduction to "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," and acting styles.Lunch: Lunch will be at the hotel.Afternoon: PRESENTATION: Learn actor's secrets in the art of performance class with theatre expert for one hour class. Then free afternoon.Dinner: Dinner will be at a local restaurant.Evening: PERFORMANCE: Attend an evening performance of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood."
This wildly warm-hearted theatrical experience kicks off when the Music Hall Royale (a hilariously loony Victorian musical troupe) "puts on" its flamboyant rendition of an unfinished Dickens mystery. The story itself deals with John Jasper, a Jekyll-and-Hyde choirmaster who is quite madly in love with his music student, the fair Miss Rosa Bud. Now, Miss Bud is, in turn, engaged to Jasper's nephew, young Edwin Drood. Our title character disappears mysteriously one stormy Christmas Eve-but has Edwin Drood been murdered? And if so, then whodunnit? The giddy playfullness of this play-within-a-play draws the audience toward one of DROOD'S most talked-about features, which allows the audience to vote on the solution as prelude to the most unusual and hilarious finale!Lodging: AmericInn HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
A coffee break and time to check-out of hotel room.
PRESENTATION: Talkback on "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," seen yesterday.
Lunch: A box lunch is offered on Fridays to allow students who need to catch an early flight to take their lunch with them. Students who do not need to leave can enjoy their lunch in the lobby area or on the patio by the pool. Program ends after lunch.Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch