PRESENTATION: Introduction/Preview of two of plays "Title of the Show," and "Both Your Houses," 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 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 entertaining overview of clowning and circus history in Sarasota.
OPTIONAL DVD PRESENTATION: View a Three-Ring Circus Documentary.
Relax 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: PERFORMANCE: The music and lyrics are by Jeff Bowen and the book was written by Hunter Bell. “Title of Show,” is a musical sensation both off and on Broadway, where it has won three Obie Awards and a Tony nomination for best book. This hilarious and often bittersweet play focuses on two struggling young artists and their two friends who race to write a successful piece in just three weeks, resulting in the very musical the audience is seeing!Lodging: AmericInn HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Enjoy a coffee break in between classes
PRESENTATION: Art of Performance with theatre maven.
Lunch: Enjoy lunch at the hotel.Afternoon: FREE AFTERNOONDinner: Dinner will be at a local restaurant.Evening: PERFORMANCE: "Both Your Houses," by Maxwell Anderson | Directed by Frank Galati
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.
Lodging: AmericInn HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dinner on your own to enjoy Florida cuisine. St. Armands Circle, is 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: Enjoy a leisurely walk around the Circle after dinner.Lodging: AmericInn HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
A coffee break and time to check-out of hotel room.
PRESENTATION: Talkback on last two plays.
Lunch: A box lunch is offered on Fridays to allow students who need to catch an early flight to take their lunch with them. Box lunches will be available starting at 10:00am. You will be given a lunch menu with three choices, please fill this out and return to the group leader on Sunday night. 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