Coffee break in between classes.
PRESENTATION: Theatre History & "Good People" to be seen Tuesday night.
Please make your dinner reservations for a restaurant on St. Armands Circle on the assigned evening. A St. Armands Circle website is in your packet and the group leader/hosts have copies of menus at the program.
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.
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: To further your theatre experience,
delve into the play “Good People,” by David Lindsay-Abaire. Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where this month’s paycheck barely covers last month’s bills, bingo is a night on the town, and sharp-tongued single-mom Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Faced with the reality that her neighborhood is providing her with the same opportunities it always has — none — Margie concocts a plan to solve all her financial problems — and it might just be crazy enough to work. This humor-filled, Tony-nominated hit from Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire takes a look at the “haves” and the “have-nots” as it questions the American dream and how to achieve it — hard work, skill, or luck?
Attire for the theatre is casual, no shorts.Lodging: AmericInn HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
PRESENTATION: Introduction to "The Matchmaker," and acting styles.Lunch: Luncheon at the hotel.Afternoon: Afternoon talkback on "Good People," seen on Tuesday evening.
Dinner: Dinner will be at a local restaurant.Evening: Enjoy “The Matchmaker,” by Peter Amster. With his eye firmly fixed on the bottom line, wealthy hat merchant Horace Vendergelder can’t see the value of love, even as he searches for a wife. But he gets more than he bargains for when he employs the services of matchmaker Mrs. Dolly Levi. Mistaken identities, near misses and a wild romp through late 19th Century New York City flow through this madcap comic adventure like vintage champagne. The uproarious comedy that inspired the Broadway musical, Hello, Dolly!, Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker proves that sometimes money can buy happiness.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 luncheon at the Asolo Theatre.Afternoon: PERFORMANCE: Experience “Both Your Houses,” by Maxwell Anderson. Imagine a divided Congress. Imagine lawmakers more interested in lining their own pockets than serving the national interest. Imagine an idealistic young Congressman determined to expose the corruption by introducing a bill so stuffed with pork it is sure to oink itself to death. Will his fight cost him the support of his peers, his constituents, and the woman he loves — who just happens to be the daughter of the Appropriations Committee chairman? A comic masterpiece that could have been pulled straight from today’s headlines, this marvelous political satire is as relevant today as when it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1933. Colorful characters, sharp wit and glorious wisecracks reminiscent of 1930s screwball comedies add to the fun and fury.Dinner: After bus drops participants off for dinner, those wishing to return to the hotel may do so. (A 24hr advanced reservation with the group leader is required.)
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 the hotel at a predetermined time.Evening: FREE EVENINGLodging: AmericInn HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
A coffee break and time to check-out of hotel room.
PRESENTATION: Talkback on "tba," 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