PRESENTATION: Introduction/Preview of "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" & "Philadelphia, Here I Come," 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 Circus Documentary.
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 "Yanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,"by Christopher Durang and directed by Peter Amster, at the Asolo Theatre at 7:30pm.
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, 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 "Philadelphia, Here I Come!" by Brian Friel, directed and adapted by Frank Galati, at the Asolo Theatre.
Gar O’Donnell is leaving Ballybeg and the Ireland of his childhood. Leaving his father and the lads. Leaving Kate. For across the ocean there’s a dream of Cadillacs, Coke floats, and girls—a dream of America. The play that established Brian Friel (Dancing at Lughnasa) as one of the greatest theatrical voices of the English language, Philadelphia, Here I Come! Paints a touching and humorous portrait of a young man on the verge of a new beginning. Frank Galati’s brand new adaptation injects music and merriment into the storyline with the addition of song, dance and actor/musicians.
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
This riveting new play by the creator of TV’s hit drama “Brothers & Sisters” brings dysfunctional family drama to new heights. In their Palm Springs home, ex-Senator Lyman Wyeth and his wife Polly welcome their family home for Christmas for the first time in six years. The reunion seems hopeful, until their daughter announces she’s written a memoir about their family and the incident that changed their lives. With biting wit and razor-sharp insight, Other Desert Cities is “the most richly enjoyable new play for grownups in many a season” (The New York Times).
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: EXCURSION: Continue your exploration on St. Armands Circle.Lodging: AmericInn HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
A coffee break and time to check-out of hotel room.
PRESENTATION: Talkback on "Other Desert Cities," seen yesterday and Art of Performance.
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