PRESENTATION: Introduction/Preview of "The Heidi Chronicles" & "You Can't Take It With You," 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: Cecil B DeMille's "The Greatest Show On Earth," filmed in Sarasota. Featuring Betty Hutton, Charlton Heston and James Stewart.
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
SPECIAL EXHIBITION: Ending 4/14/13 Paolo Veronese is acknowledged as one of the giants of Venetian Renaissance painting. His artistic production was richly varied, extending from imposing altarpieces to smaller religious paintings for private clients, from grand portraits to sensual episodes drawn from the classical tradition. Veronese was also an outstanding draughtsman, and his graphic oeuvre ranged from preliminary sketches to highly finished chiaroscuro sheets. A foreigner in Venice, he created paintings for Venetian clients and settings, as well for the mainland and export abroad. Thus, Veronese's art was unusually versatile for its time.
This magnificent exhibition will display this extraordinary versatility and examine Veronese's artistic practice, concentrating on works from North American collections. For a sixteenth-century painter, many of whose works are in fresco or on enormous canvases still in situ, Veronese is unusually broadly represented in North America. At the same time, the broad spectrum of Veronese as a painter and draughtsman has not been available to American audiences in over two decades. This exhibition is a major contribution to Veronese studies. Focusing attention on both little-known works as well as acknowledged masterpieces, it will discuss Veronese's complicated chronology, his artistic process, technical discoveries, and issues of attribution, as well as exploring his depictions of sumptuous fabrics in his paintings.Dinner: Dinner will be at a local restaurant.Evening: Attend the play "The Heidi Chronicles," by Wendy Wasserstein and directed by Laura Kepley, at the Asolo Theatre.
If you were a woman finding your way in the world between the 1960s and 1980s, you might think that this play was all about you. After surviving three decades of juggling her career and her personal life, baby boomer art historian Heidi Holland looks back at her quest to “have it all” and tries to figure out what’s missing now that she’s actually got it. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, Wasserstein’s funny and touching play still mirrors the emotional trials faced by all of us as we try to figure out the big question: What should we do with our lives?
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: Matinee performance of "You Can't Take It With You," by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart and directed by Peter Amster, at the Asolo Theatre.
When this 1937 Pulitzer Prize-winner debuted to instant acclaim during the Great Depression, it was clear that Kaufman and Hart had come up with the perfect remedy for the nation’s troubles: laughter and optimism. So it’s no surprise that in the 21st century, it’s still one of the funniest and most endearing plays around. The action centers on the zany inhabitants of the Vanderhof household–a joyous madhouse populated by lovable eccentrics, artists and anarchists. But when granddaughter Alice falls in love with the son of a Wall Street banker, mayhem ensues as values and philosophies collide.
Dinner: Dinner will be at a local restaurant, directly after matinee.Evening: Talkback on play seen in the afternoon.Lodging: AmericInn HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
David Mamet’s scalding comedy/drama tackles one of the most elusive topics in all of American literature: the pursuit of the American dream. A contemporary classic that became a celebrated film, this 1984 Pulitzer Prize-winner examines a group of cutthroat Chicago real estate agents who will do anything to close the deal. With a gift for natural dialogue and a realistic portrayal of these men’s struggles, Mamet creates “crackling tension...ferocious comedy and drama” (New York Times). Contains strong/mature language.
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.Evening: PRESENTATION: Learn actor's secrets in the art of performance class with theatre expert for one hour class.Lodging: AmericInn HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
A coffee break and time to check-out of hotel room.
PRESENTATION: Talkback on "Glengarry Glen Ross," 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