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A Feast for the Senses: Award-Winning Theatre in Historic Ashland

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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Aviva from Minneapolis, MN Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 07/26/15 - 07/31/15
Terrific program. Excellent organization, excellent facilities, top marks for everything and the leaders

Dorinda from Valencia, CA Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 07/12/15 - 07/17/15
If you enjoy seeing plays, discussing the shows with the actors, and learning how the production comes to the stage. This is the program for you.

Wendy from Issaquah, WA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/07/15 - 06/12/15
The plays were wonderful. The behind the scenes classes were great. It was really wonderful getting a tour of the costume shop. Ashland is a really cute town with great shopping. The Ashland Springs Hotel was just wonderful.

David from Los Gatos, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/07/15 - 06/12/15
This was a terrific program and helped me get much more from attending the plays than I would have gotten if I'd just "gone to the theater". Highly recommended!

Jay from Albany, OR Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 05/17/15 - 05/22/15
You will never see or experience Shakespeare in better theater settings or by better actors--there are none!

Hildy from Santa Barbara, CA Number of programs attended: 19
Date attended: 05/03/15 - 05/08/15
If you want to experience American Repertory Theater at it's very best, Road Scholar Program 19886, Ashland's Feast for the Senses exploring the Ashland Oregon Shakespeare Festival is for you. You are treated to the very best in Shakespeare along with American musical comedy and drama. And true to form, RS offers the best educational behind the scenes information to enhance your attending this program. As a bonus, the accommodations at the Ashland Springs Hotel and the meals throughout the program are outstanding.

Bob from Meridian, MS Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
The Road Scholar Shakespeare program in Ashland, Or was fun, exciting, educational and most enjoyable. My wife and I met new and interesting people and say new and beautiful places. The play, the town, the entire program was wonderful.

Beverly from Beaverton, OR Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
Great location and lovely hotel. The quality of the plays and the actors is extremely high, and it is a delight to get to know a few of the actors in the classroom. Good food and wine adds to the overall experience.

Marilyn from Alhambra, CA Number of programs attended: 15
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/20/14
This program emphasized theater; food was an afterthought, and Ashland's best restaurants were not visited. Our hotel was excellent, and also had a fine dining room. The group attended three plays, all very different from each other. Ashland is a good little shopping town, too, so I made time for that -- enjoyably.

Paula from Claremont, CA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 07/27/14 - 08/01/14
If you love theater and want to know the "skinny" on acting and the business at the Ashland Shakespeare Festival, you'll enjoy this trip.

Harry from Davis, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/27/14 - 08/01/14
Theatrical program was outstanding with wonderful access to top actors. The program is 95% about theatre.

Carolyn from Paso Robles, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/20/14
Great theatre and general introduction to the wine country and cuisine offerings of the Ashland area.

Brownie from Montgomery, TX Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/04/14 - 05/09/14
As a theater major with an BFA/MFA in theater, I especially enjoyed the theater portion of Theatre, Food, and Wine in Ashland. The whole program was most enjoyable and informative.... perhaps with the exception of a trip to a farm...which didn't seem to go over well with many of the participants. Most of us had seen "chickens" before. :-) Our program leader, Annette Buchanan, did a wonderful job of bringing us all together and she became friends with all of us as well. It was a good group of all highly intelligent and interesting people. Loved the hotel and staff! Great treat to spend a week in a hotel that was built the same year I was born. Ashland is definitely on my list for a return trip as is Road Scholar. The plays were well acted; however, "Two Gentlemen of Verona" didn't deliver what it promised. "The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window" will forever remain difficult and uneven in its presentation, although this was the best production I'd seen. "The Cocoanuts" was perfection and fun. Mark Bedard performed brilliantly. All is all, it was a great week...if I live long enough, you can expect me back. :-)

Marcia from Kodiak, AK Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 05/04/14 - 05/09/14
This is a great program as it lives up to its name---Theatre, Food, and Wine! Ashland is an attractive tourist town and the location of the hotel can't be beat! Wish they would offer the program for those who want the program and hotel, but are willing to do their own meal plan in the many nearby cafes. I would choose the hotel continental breakfast (included with room), plus one meal and one snack on my own.

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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
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2 Field trips
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