PRESENTATION: Introduction/Preview of two of plays "How I Learned to Drive," and "Other Desert Cities," 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 coordinator/hosts have copies of menus at the program.
Lunch: Lunch will be catered in at the hotel.Afternoon: Matinee "How I Learned to Drive," by Paula Vogel, directed by Jesse Jouat at the Asolo Theatre.
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: Art of Performance 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 a 7:30pm performance of "Other Desert Cities," by Jon Robin Baitz, directed by Greg Leaming.
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).Lodging: AmericInn HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
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 play 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