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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.
Get insider access to company members straight off the stages of the Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Throughout the week, actors and theater experts lead lectures and field trips that add context to the three plays you attend. Each year over the course of its nine-month season, OSF stages a selection of Shakespeare’s works, national and international classics, and world premieres. Come experience a week of cutting-edge theater in charming Ashland as you learn about the inner workings of a regional repertory theater company running 11 plays on three stages.


• Your program includes tickets to three Oregon Shakespeare Festival performances, complemented by special sessions with the company members to learn about the life of a player.
• Explore the performance venues with a company member who relates OSF history and provides insight into the complexities of running one of the country’s largest rotating repertory theaters.
• Discuss each play with an actor from the company, putting each production into a broader context and introducing you to special guests.

Program Notes

Extend your stay or join a shorter program with the abbreviated 3-night version of this program, #19885. For details, see www.roadscholar.org/19885 or call toll free at (877) 426-8056.

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Walking up to two blocks, standing up to one hour. Indoor and outdoor theatres are accessible.

Date Notes
Recently renovated, comfortable Ashland hotel. Plays: Plays: Twelfth Night, The Yeoman of the Guard, Vietgone5/22/2016
Recently renovated, comfortable Ashland hotel. Plays: The River Bride, Twelfth Night, Vietgone 6/12/2016
Recently renovated, comfortable Ashland hotel. Plays: Vietgone, The Wiz, The Winter’s Tale6/19/2016
Recently renovated, comfortable Ashland hotel. Plays: The Winter's Tale, Hamlet, Twelfth Night7/17/2016
Residence hall on the SOU Campus. Plays: Hamlet, The Wiz, Vietgone 7/31/2016
Residence hall on the SOU Campus. Plays: The Wiz, The Yeoman of the Guard, Hamlet8/7/2016
Residence hall on the SOU Campus. Plays: Hamlet, The Wiz, Roe8/28/2016
Residence hall on the SOU Campus. Plays: Great Expectations, Richard II, Twelfth Night9/25/2016
Recently renovated, comfortable Ashland hotel. Plays: The Wiz, Richard II, Roe10/2/2016
Recently renovated, comfortable Ashland hotel. Plays: Vietgone, Hamlet, The Wiz

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at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
14 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
3 Performances


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