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ASHLAND, OREGON

Ashland’s Feast for the Senses: Award-Winning Theatre in a Historic Town

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Program #19886RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s 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.
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.

John from San Mateo, CA Number of programs attended: 15
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/27/13
Program was wonderful. Our teachers were great!!!!

George from Irvine, CA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 06/09/13 - 06/14/13
One of the best experience I've had in this type of activity.

Loraine from Hayward, CA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 05/26/13 - 05/31/13
Joel from Bay Area We have attended a previous theater,food, and wine week before.(Elderhostel) I recommend this package as a good way to go. The hotel is very close to the theaters as well as shopping. At that time the group had dinner at three different restaurants,all very good.The owner/chef spoke to us each time. That did not happen on this trip. I wish it had.

Bobette from Spring Valley, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 05/26/13 - 05/31/13
Ashland's Feast for the Senses: Theater, Food and Win was delightful. Daily we got to hear and see actors, wig makers, language experts and each of the three theaters. It was a fun learning experience about Ashland's live theater and how they work with the community and the schools -- 65,000 children got to see live theater!!
We saw three plays and enjoyed a new (to us) playwright and his play Two Trains Running. Delightful. We heard the wigmaker lecture, and saw the wig on Wolf in this play. It made the character!
We stayed in the beautiful Ashland Springs hotel and had dinner there the first night. Other lunches were in gourmet, organic restaurants within walking distance in town.

One day we made our own lunch --- watched a cooking class and then got to eat the vegetable rolls, chicken and choclate covered strawberries.

Highlight was the winery visit for lunch and tasting! Delicious and delightful!! China, crystal and two wines. If that wasn't enough, we walked around to the tasting room to sample local Oregon wines.

Our guide Carol was superb and knew her area and the theater well. Loved using the "walk around hearing sets" so we could hear her and other guides all the time. Thank you!


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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
3 Performances

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