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WINONA, MINNESOTA

Great River Shakespeare Festival

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Program #12735RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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Itinerary for Jul 9 — Jul 13, 2013

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Type: Motel

Contact info:
420 Cottonwood Drive
Winona, MN 55987 USA
phone: 507-454-6930
web: daysinn.com

Room amenities: Hair dryer, Cable 58+ channel television with HBO

Facility amenities: Free high speed internet, coffee and tea available 24 hours, free outdoor parking; Handicapped Rooms/Facilities/Roll in Shower; Free Local Telephone Calls; Free Newspaper

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Rate determined by motel.
Call 507-454-6930 to check price and availability

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Tuesday, July 09 - Arrival and Check-In, introductions/overview, din...
Arrival and Check-In, introductions/overview, dinner at a local restaurant, and a class at the motel.

Afternoon: Check in at motel at 3:30 PM. Pick up Road Scholar folders and meet coordinator. Welcome and introductions at 4:30 PM.

Dinner: Dinner at nearby restaurant.

Evening: Program overview. Meet some of the key staff of the Great River Shakespeare Festival and gain an understanding of why Winona was chosen as the site for the Festival and the philosophy and story behind the creation of the Festival.

Lodging: Days Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Motel

Contact info:
420 Cottonwood Drive
Winona, MN 55987 USA
phone: 507-454-6930
web: daysinn.com

Room amenities: Hair dryer, Cable 58+ channel television with HBO

Facility amenities: Free high speed internet, coffee and tea available 24 hours, free outdoor parking; Handicapped Rooms/Facilities/Roll in Shower; Free Local Telephone Calls; Free Newspaper

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Rate determined by motel.
Call 507-454-6930 to check price and availability

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Wednesday, July 10 - Classes, tour of Winona, and optional band concer...
Breakfast: Breakfast at motel.

Morning: Class on The Playwright: His Life and Times

Lunch: Lunch at Winona State University

Afternoon: Following lunch there will be a class on the Directing Process, with an explanation of just what a director does and how he or she works with the technical and acting staff. Following this class we will have a tour of Winona highlights, including a visit to a scenic overlook to see why Winona is known as "the Island City", a visit to the Watkins Company headquarters,museum and store. Time permitting we will tour the local bank for more Watkins history and beautiful examples of Tiffany stained glass. Both the Watkins administration building and the bank were designed by architect George Maher, a contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: Transportation will be provided for those who would like to attend an outdoor Community Band Concert at the bandshell in the park.

Lodging: Days Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Contact info:
420 Cottonwood Drive
Winona, MN 55987 USA
phone: 507-454-6930
web: daysinn.com

Room amenities: Hair dryer, Cable 58+ channel television with HBO

Facility amenities: Free high speed internet, coffee and tea available 24 hours, free outdoor parking; Handicapped Rooms/Facilities/Roll in Shower; Free Local Telephone Calls; Free Newspaper

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Rate determined by motel.
Call 507-454-6930 to check price and availability

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Thursday, July 11 - More interesting classes and you will be attendin...
More interesting classes and you will be attending the first play. The production will be followed by a community "company conversation" .

Breakfast: Breakfast at motel.

Morning: Direction and Design of the first play. Meet the production director and technical staff who conceive how the play will look when it is presented. Learn how the stage is transformed into the setting visualized by the director. Receive special insights on effects to watch for when viewing the play.

Lunch: Lunch at Winona State University campus.

Afternoon: Acting the Parts in the first play. Talk to actors who will be on stage. Hear about their backgrounds, how they were hired, what they do to prepare for a role, and an opportunity to ask any of those questions you always wished you could ask when you see a stage production. These talented professional actors will share their stories with you in a most enjoyable class session.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: You will have excellent seats as we attend the first play of this Road Scholar program. As an added bonus there will be a "company conversation" following the play where you will be able to ask questions of the cast and give them feedback on your reactions to the production.

Lodging: Days Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Contact info:
420 Cottonwood Drive
Winona, MN 55987 USA
phone: 507-454-6930
web: daysinn.com

Room amenities: Hair dryer, Cable 58+ channel television with HBO

Facility amenities: Free high speed internet, coffee and tea available 24 hours, free outdoor parking; Handicapped Rooms/Facilities/Roll in Shower; Free Local Telephone Calls; Free Newspaper

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Rate determined by motel.
Call 507-454-6930 to check price and availability

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Friday, July 12 - Classes, Marine Art Museum and the second play
Breakfast: Breakfast at motel.

Morning: Get behind the scenes information from the Direction and Design staff of the second play. Learn how transitions are made from one play to another. Get the insiders view of how a play is put together.

Lunch: Lunch at Winona State University campus.

Afternoon: Meet the actors who will be appearing in the second play. Talk to them about how it works to do plays in repertory. Discuss with them their plans for the future and ask any pertinent questions about their roles and performances. After class we will visit the beautiful Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM).. The building and river-side site set the stage for the beautiful marine art you will see on the inside. The MMAM is home to some of the best collections of "art insired by water" in the U.S. In the Burrichter-Kierlin art collection you will see some of the finest examples of marine art by world renown artists. Other galleries may display touring collections, photographic exhibits, and other works of art.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: Enjoy the performance of the second play.

Lodging: Days Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Saturday, July 13 - Attend Festival activities, pack up/check out
Breakfast: Breakfast at the motel.

Morning: The Winona State University campus contains an example of every species of tree native to Minnesota. Enjoy a walking tour to view these native trees. Then participate in an engaging conversation about the Great River Shakespeare Festival production of Twelfth night.

Lunch: A lunch will be provided to take out or eat on site.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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Winona, MN
Winona Convention and Visitors BureauYour guide to Winona.
For additional information, visit: www.visitwinona.com

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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4 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
2 Performances

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