PRESENTATION: Introduction/Preview of one of the plays "How I Learned to Drive," that 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 Circle website is listed in your welcome packet and Group Leader and Host will have copies of menus at the program.
Lunch: Lunch will be catered in at the hotel.Afternoon: Matinee "How I Learned to Drive," at the Asolo Theatre, by Paula Vogel, directed by Jesse Jou.
L’il Bit has put her past behind her, but her dark and dangerous relationship with her Uncle Peck continues to haunt her in this Pulitzer Prize winning play about disturbing family relationships and a culture that sexualizes young women.
Dinner: Dinner will be at a local restaurant.Evening: Talkback on afternoon matinee.Lodging: AmericInn HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Enjoy a coffee break in between classes
PRESENTATION: Introduction to Theatre Part II with theatre maven.
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 Circus Documentary.
Relax the rest of the afternoon.Dinner: Dinner will be at a local restaurant.Evening: Attend an 8:00pm performance of "Oklahoma," at the Venice Theatre. Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the play “Green Grow the Lilacs” by Lynn Riggs. Original Dances by Agnes de Mille. Directed and Choreographed by Dennis Clark, with Music Direction by Bobby Brader
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains their most innovative. Set in a Western Indian Territory just after the turn of the 20th century, this high-spirited musical set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today.
Lodging: AmericInn HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Frank Galati’s groundbreaking adaptation of Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel won the Tony Award for Best Play and has become a national theatrical treasure. This quintessential American story of hope and survival follows the Joad family’s epic journey from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to the promised land of California in search of land, jobs and dignity. A soaring affirmation of the goodness, strength and perseverance of the human spirit, The Grapes of Wrath provides the perfect canvas for an examination of a nation in search of itself.Lodging: AmericInn HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
A coffee break and time to check-out of hotel room.
PRESENTATION: Learn about actors secrets in the lecture "Art of Performance." Plus talkback on "The Grapes of Wrath," 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