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Intergenerational World of Theatre

Program Number: 4743RJ
Start and End Dates:
7/7/2013 - 7/12/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Ashland, Oregon
Price starting at: $999.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Intergenerational; Theater
Intergenerational
Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 14; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Program intended for grandchildren from 11 - 13 years of age.

Go behind the scenes at this world-renowned repertory theater where award-winning theater and gifted actors combine for a one-of-a-kind experience. Explore the magic of theater, from how sets are built, to the life of an actor, even make-up transformations and costume quick-changes! Learn about the plays from Oregon Shakespeare Festival professional artists, and experience meeting the actors you saw on stage. Then create your own group performance guided by an OSF expert and actor!




Highlights

• Enjoy tickets to three performances at the illustrious Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
• Learn how the magic happens, as theater professionals lead an exploration of all three theaters where the plays are performed.
• Special activities for younger participants may include a picnic lunch at beautiful Lithia park, theater games, or an afternoon of fun at local waterslides.



Activity Particulars

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




Date Specific Information

7-7-2013

A fast-paced, hilarious & vibrant take off on the Robin Hood legend, David Farr’s new play premiered last year at the Royal Shakespeare Company to rave reviews. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM – Love triangles, mishaps, and forests full of fairies, this magical Shakespeare production reigns as one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. TAMING OF THE SHREW – Get ready for beach boardwalks and rock ‘n’ roll in Shakespeare’s fun, comedic love story!



Coordinated by Road Scholar.




Ashland

The Siskiyou Mountains provide a scenic, inspirational backdrop to this progressive community in southern Oregon, which offers a gorgeous environment, small-town charm, and an annual schedule of world-class theater and music festivals.



Accommodations
University residence hall, private bathrooms.
Meals and Lodgings
   Cox Hall (Intergenerational programs)
  Ashland, OR 5 nights
 Cox Hall (Intergenerational programs)
Type: Conference Center
  Description: Ashland sits at the south end of the Rogue Valley, 2,000 feet above sea level. Mt. Ashland rises above to the south, and the Cascade Range lies about 30 miles to the east. Ashland is one of America's great small towns- with it’s wide boulevard, historic neighborhoods and varied gardens and parks. Lodging is on the park-like Ashland campus of Southern Oregon University, one mile from downtown and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
  Contact info: Frances Lane off of Siskiyou Boulevard
Ashland, OR 97250 USA
phone: 541-552-6375
  Room amenities: Rooms include a two full size beds, microwave, mini refrigerator, table and dresser. All of the rooms have air-conditioners and large windows that let in lots of natural light and can be opened for fresh air. You will be provided with a pillow, sheets, pillowcase, two bath towels and a washcloth, two blankets and a bedspread. Midway through each week, you will receive fresh towels and washcloth. Additional towels and washcloths are available upon request. Please bring toiletries, alarm clock, and a cell phone. There are no phones in the rooms.
  Facility amenities: A relaxing residence lounge on each floor features comfortable seating and a view of the Cascade foothills through floor-to-ceiling windows. The lounges on the first and second floors have cable television and the second floor also has a computer with Internet access. Wireless internet is available in Cox Hall. Hair dryers, irons, and ironing boards are available for checkout from the front desk. A coin-operated washer and dryer are available - bring your own laundry soap or buy it in the Cascade Cafeteria. Irons and ironing boards are available for checkout. There is an elevator in Cox Hall that provides access from the ground floor (entry) to the first, second and third floors where rooms are located.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $55-$85 per person/night Availability varies depending on date. Participants may stay one additional night before and/or one night after the program. Price range: $55-$85 per person/night, depending on occupancy and accommodation level. For additional nights call Road Scholar at 503-786-5149. Those wishing to stay longer should contact an area hotel directly.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $55-$85 per person/night Availability varies depending on date. Participants may stay one additional night before and/or one night after the program. Price range: $55-$85 per person/night, depending on occupancy and accommodation level. For additional nights call Road Scholar at 503-786-5149. Those wishing to stay longer should contact an area hotel directly.
  Check out time: 1:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Room check in and program registration is available from 3:00 - 4:00 PM. Campus orientation begins at 4:30 PM. You will be staying at Cox Hall (Intergenerational programs) that night.
  End of Program:
11:45 AM with a box lunch. Room check out by 1:00 PM. You will be staying at Cox Hall (Intergenerational programs) the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Participants are asked to complete the Intergenerational Rules and Regulations Form. Young learners also need to return the Parental Consent Form (one per child).
  Parking availability:
Parking is available on-campus. Weekly parking permits (valid in red and green lots only) are $30 per week. Purchase your permit at registration. A parking space is not guaranteed but there is generally parking available near Cox Hall.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Ashland, OR
  Nearest highway: I-5
  Nearest airport:  Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: Ashland, OR
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Ashland

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Cascade Airport Shuttle
phone: 888-760-7433
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$28 per person / $5 additional for each person in same party – cash or check ONLY
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

30 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

20 miles

   

Ashland is serviced by commercial airlines at Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR) in Medford, Oregon. To arrange for shuttle services call toll-free (888) 760-7433, (541) 488-1998 or visit www.cascadeshuttle.com.

 

Ashland

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Yellow Cab
phone: 541-772-6288

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$35 - $60
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

30 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

20 miles

   

Ashland is serviced by commercial airlines at Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR) in Medford, Oregon. Yellow cab offers a special cash rate of $35 - 40 from the airport. If paying by card, the metered rate will apply (approximately $60). Prices are subject to change.

 

Ashland- Cox Hall

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Car Rentals
Rental cars
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Travel Time:

 

30 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

20 miles

   

Ashland is serviced by commercial airlines at Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR) in Medford, Oregon. There are several rental car companies available at the airport if you prefer to rent a car. Avis (541) 773-3016 or (800) 831-2847 Budget (541) 773-7023 Enterprise (541) 772-0573 or (800) 736-8222 Hertz (541) 773-4293 or (800) 654-3131 National/Alamo (541) 773-3183 or (888) 426-3299

 

Ashland

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Cascade Airport Shuttle
phone: 888-760-7433
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$28 per person / $5 additional for each person in same party
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

25 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

13 miles

   

There is no Greyhound bus service to Ashland. Book travel to the Greyhound station in Medford, Oregon and then take a shuttle or taxi to Ashland. Contact Greyhound for schedules and fares: www.greyhound.com or 1-800-231-2222. To arrange for shuttle service from the Medford station, call toll-free (888) 760-7433 or (541) 488-1998. Additional information available at www.cascadeshuttle.com.

 

Ashland

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Yellow Cab
phone: 541-772-6288

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$50; might offer lower rate if paying in cash
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

25 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

13 miles

   

There is no Greyhound bus service to Ashland. Book travel to the Greyhound station in Medford, Oregon and then take a taxi to Ashland. Contact Greyhound for schedules and fares: www.greyhound.com or 1-800-231-2222. Contact Yellow Cab at (541) 772-6288 for transportation to Ashland from the station.

 

Ashland

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
South West Point Shuttle
phone: 888-900-2609

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$30 one way/person.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

65 miles

   

This shuttle leaves from Klamath Falls to Ashland once per day. Please contact South West Point Shuttle for schedule information or visit their website at: http://www.southwest-point.com/#ashlandadultfare

 

Ashland- Cox Hall

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Cascade Airport Shuttle
phone: 888-760-7433
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$90 for up to three people, one way to / from Klamath Falls
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

65 miles

   

The nearest Amtrak station is in Klamath Falls, 65 miles to the east of Ashland. Amtrak has limited bus service from Klamath Falls to Ashland. Please contact Amtrak directly for fares and schedules- 1-800-872-7245 or www.amtrak.com.

 
Driving Directions
  Cox Hall (Ashland, OR) I-5 From the South From I-5 take Ashland exit #11 and follow Siskiyou Boulevard into town for three miles. Just past the Walker Avenue stoplight, turn left on Frances Lane (Starbucks on your left), and make an immediate right into the parking lot. The three story building you are now in front of is Cox Hall. Please park in this lot. Registration will take place in the classroom through the sliding glass door (south side of the parking lot). PLEASE NOTE: A parking permit is required. Cost for the week for each vehicle is $30. See "Parking Information" below for additional details.
  Cox Hall (Ashland, OR) I-5 from the North From I-5, take Ashland exit #14, turn west toward downtown Ashland. You are on Highway 66 (stay in the left lane). Drive approximately one mile to the stop light on Walker Avenue (the Beanery coffee shop is on the left). Turn left onto Walker Avenue; continue one block to Siskiyou Boulevard. Make a right turn onto Siskiyou Boulevard then make a left turn onto the next street which is Frances Lane (Starbucks Coffee is on the left). After turning onto Frances Lane, make an immediate right into the parking lot. The three story building you are now in front of is Cox Hall. Please park in this lot. Registration will take place in the classroom through the sliding glass door (south side of the parking lot). PLEASE NOTE: A parking permit is required. Cost for the week for each vehicle is $30. See "Parking Information" below for additional details.
  Cox Hall (Ashland, OR) Using GPS Southern Oregon University only has one address for the entire campus, so there is no specific street address for Cox Hall. If using a GPS navigation system, we suggest the following nearby location to route to Cox Hall, then follow the directions below to get to the Cox Hall parking lot: Starbucks Coffee 1474 Siskiyou Boulevard Ashland, OR 97520 Turn onto Frances Lane and make an immediate right into the parking lot. The three-story building you are now in front of is Cox Hall. Please park in this lot. Registration will take place in the classroom through the sliding glass door (south side of the parking lot). PLEASE NOTE: A parking permit is required. Cost for the week for each vehicle is $30. See "Parking Information" below for additional details.
  Cox Hall (Ashland, OR) from Medford Airport Depart Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR) in Medford, Oregon. Follow signs to I-5 South (towards Ashland). From I-5, take Ashland exit #14, turn west toward downtown Ashland. You are on Highway 66 (stay in the left lane). Drive approximately one mile to the stop light on Walker Avenue (the Beanery coffee shop is on the left). Turn left onto Walker Avenue; continue one block to Siskiyou Boulevard. Make a right turn onto Siskiyou Boulevard then make a left turn onto the next street which is Frances Lane (Starbucks Coffee is on the left). After turning onto Frances Lane, make an immediate right into the parking lot. The three story building you are now in front of is Cox Hall. Please park in this lot. Registration will take place in the classroom through the sliding glass door (south side of the parking lot). PLEASE NOTE: A parking permit is required. Cost for the week for each vehicle is $30. See "Parking Information" below for additional details. Total distance: 20 miles Estimated time: 25 minutes
Elevation Note: Ashland is located at 2000' elevation at the foot of the Cascade and Siskiyou mountain ranges.

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Program Registration, Campus Excursion, Orientation, Welcome Dinner, Introduction to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
(Sunday, July 7)
   
 Arrive To: The 2013 season at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is packed full of comedy, tragedy, adventure, and more! In its 78th year producing an incredible repertoire of performances you’ll see more courses integrating behind-the-scenes aspects of the company, such as costuming, set design, stage combat, make-up, archives, and music! The remarkable courses led by actors from the company preparing you for each performance will still remain a prime focus of the program, along with other exceptional courses providing specific insight to each production. Get ready for an exciting season!
 Afternoon: CHECK-IN: Available from 3:00pm. Should you arrive before check-in begins, there is a comfortable lobby in Cox Hall for you to relax in. Enter the Cox Hall lobby on the Indiana Street side of the building. Please understand that rooms will not be available before check-in.


PROGRAM REGISTRATION: Enter Southern Oregon University’s conference residence, Cox Hall, through the sliding doors off the parking lot. At registration you’ll meet your Group Leader, who will be your expert guide for the week, and the Conference Assistant, who will give you your room keys. Settle into your room and relax from your journey here while your fellow participants arrive. At registration, you’ll receive a packet of information to prepare you for the week, including a detailed schedule of events and important information about the week. Come to the evening’s orientation refreshed and ready for your adventures!


ORIENTATION: Get to know what this exciting week has in store! Meet back in the registration room to get to know your fellow Road Scholars and program staff during an informative overview of the program. Learn about the in-depth classes and fascinating field trips you’ll be experiencing this week and prepare for Monday morning’s first glimpse of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival campus. Come prepared with your questions about any of the fun events this week.


CAMPUS EXCURSION: Orient yourself to Cox Hall, Cascade Dining Hall with its new dining service where you will eat many of your delicious meals, Schneider Museum of Art, Hannon Library, and the Stevenson Union. Cox Hall is conveniently located adjacent to Siskiyou Boulevard with easy access to campus attractions, coffee shops, eateries, and a gourmet grocery store.

 Dinner: Enjoy a delicious catered dinner and conversation with your fellow Road Scholars in our meeting room in Cox Hall. Continue your orientation to the week’s programming over a scrumptious dessert.
 Evening: THEATRE GAMES: Meet your theatre instructor for the week, OSF actor Tyrone Wilson, who will guide grandparents and grandchildren through fun and interactive theatre-based games.
   
Accommodations: Cox Hall (Intergenerational programs)
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Oregon Shakespeare Festival History & Theatre Exploration,
(Monday, July 8)
   
 Breakfast: Whether you’re an early bird or a late riser, enjoy a delicious breakfast prepared by Cascade Dining Hall’s new food service, A’viands. Among the top 25 food service management companies in the nation, A’viands offers a variety of healthy choices incorporating local ingredients when possible. Choose from a buffet of choices including a fresh waffle bar or a hot breakfast such as fresh eggs, golden hash browns, and bacon. If you prefer a continental-style breakfast, choose from a wide variety of hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit, bagels, doughnuts, and beverages including coffee, tea, milk, and juice.
 Morning: THEATRE EXPLORATION: Take a leisurely stroll through OSF’s three theatres, the indoor Angus Bowmer and Thomas theatres, and outdoor Elizabethan theatre. In this field trip, created especially for Road Scholar by OSF company members, learn about the festival from its evolution as a regional production of two shows in 1935 to an award-winning eleven-play repertory theatre.
 Lunch: Recap this morning’s excitement with your fellow participants over a picnic lunch in beautiful Lithia Park. Considered Ashland’s “crown jewel,” this park was commissioned in 1914 to be redesigned by landscape architect John MacLaren, who also designed San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Lithia Park’s 93 acres of lush greenery provides the scene for your tasty lunch. In case of rain, your group will retire to the picturesque gazebo along Ashland Creek.
 Afternoon: COSTUME SHOP TOUR: Take a sneak peek into the behind-the-scenes world of the OSF costume shop! In one hour, you will learn the costume process from conceptual meetings through opening night and beyond. Hear what the 60 OSF costume employees do to make the clothing, wigs, accessories, and shoes become a reality onstage. Find out about costume quick change tricks, what happens in the "pounding room," who makes the new clothes look worn, and how exactly do we fit hundreds of shoes per season onto the acting company?! A lively question and answer time is always a highlight of this session.

Return to the campus to continue learning about theatre productions. Class topics will vary but previous classes have been on stage make-up, the business of acting, or the role of the director.

 Dinner: Relax after this afternoon’s excitement with an enjoyable dinner in the Cascade Food Court. The new food service, A’viands, uses fresh recipes in its delicious dinner entrees, ethnic cuisine selections, soups, salads, and assorted desserts.
 Evening: Return to the classroom to learn more about the OSF productions. Class topics vary. Among others, subjects may include how the casting process works, the implementation of a play for the modern stage in dramaturgy, incorporating dance in theatre productions, or how actors learn dialects for the stage.
   
Accommodations: Cox Hall (Intergenerational programs)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Theatre Classes with OSF Company Members, Afternoon Class, Emigrant Lake Waterslide Excursion, OSF Evening Performance
(Tuesday, July 9)
   
 Breakfast: Try something new for breakfast! Choose from a buffet of choices including a fresh waffle bar or a hot breakfast such as fresh eggs, golden hash browns, and bacon. If you prefer a continental-style breakfast, choose from a wide variety of hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit, bagels, doughnuts, and beverages including coffee, tea, milk, and juice.
 Morning: Dive into theatre performance yourself as you group together with other families and become expert playwrights! Through the guidance of long-time OSF actor Tyrone Wilson, you will have the chance to co-write a play based on images given to your group as inspiration for character ideas, settings, or themes. Share your creative play with the group on the last morning of the program!


THEATRE REFLECTIONS: These core classes of the program will be taught daily by your theatre instructor, Tyrone, who will be your guide for the week’s performances, lead review discussions, and introduce you to several actors straight off the OSF stages.

 Lunch: Indulge in a variety of options for both vegetarians and meat-lovers alike at the Cascade Food Court. The new food service, A’viands, prides itself on using fresh ingredients in its delicious main entrees, daily soups, build-your-own sandwich and salad bars, and many tasty sides.
 Afternoon: Return to the classroom to learn more about the OSF productions. This afternoon's class will delve into the script and themes of Thursday's performance of The Taming of the Shrew.


Cool off at the Emigrant Lake waterslides and race your way down the 280-foot slope. If you do not want to get soaked, you can watch the action from the comfortably dry viewing area. Waterslide passes will be provided as part of the program to everyone who wishes to go down the slides.

 Dinner: Enjoy more great dinner options at the Cascade Dining Hall for a delightful meal.
 Evening: PERFORMANCE: Walk into another world in one of America’s oldest Elizabethan theatres under the stars on a summer evening.

Tonight you will be seeing The Heart of Robin Hood, a fast-paced, hilarious & vibrant take on the Robin Hood legend, David Farr’s new play premiered last year at the Royal Shakespeare Company to rave reviews.
   
Accommodations: Cox Hall (Intergenerational programs)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Theatre Classes with OSF Company Members, Free Afternoon, Evening Performance
(Wednesday, July 10)
   
 Breakfast: Try something new for breakfast! Choose from a buffet of choices including a fresh waffle bar or a hot breakfast such as fresh eggs, golden hash browns, and bacon. If you prefer a continental-style breakfast, choose from a wide variety of hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit, bagels, doughnuts, and beverages including coffee, tea, milk, and juice.
 Morning: Continue rehearsing for your group performance!


THEATRE REFLECTIONS: After a brief break, explore more of the week’s performance themes as you meet again with your OSF actor instructor. Relive the highlights from the play you watched yesterday, learn about the themes and setting of the play you will see today, and meet one of the many talented OSF actors.

 Lunch: Today's lunch will be downtown at Creekside Pizza. Enjoy handmade, stone-baked pizzas and fresh salads at this local favorite.
 Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore Ashland on your own! Visit the ScienceWorks Museum or drive to nearby Jacksonville or Medford. If you wish to attend an additional play at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), please contact OSF at (541)482-4331 to purchase tickets. If you would like to visit ScienceWorks Museum, please contact them at (541) 482-6767 for hours and admission rates.
 Dinner: Tonight dinner will be on your own to take advantage of more than 80 restaurants in Ashland. You’ll find everything from sushi or traditional pub fare to fine dining in downtown Ashland. If you wish to eat at Cascade Dining Hall, you may do so on a cash basis.
 Evening: PERFORMANCE: Walk into another world in one of America’s oldest Elizabethan theatres under the stars on a summer evening.

Tonight you will be seeing A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Love triangles, mishaps, and forests full of fairies, this magical Shakespeare production reigns as one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies.
   
Accommodations: Cox Hall (Intergenerational programs)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Theatre Classes with OSF Company Members, Afternoon Performance, Catered Dinner, and Evening Ice-cream Social Gathering
(Thursday, July 11)
   
 Breakfast: Try something new for breakfast! Choose from a buffet of choices including a fresh waffle bar or a hot breakfast such as fresh eggs, golden hash browns, and bacon. If you prefer a continental-style breakfast, choose from a wide variety of hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit, bagels, doughnuts, and beverages including coffee, tea, milk, and juice.
 Morning: Continue rehearsing for your group performance!


THEATRE REFLECTIONS: After a brief break, return to the classroom for today’s discussion of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival plays. In this intimate class setting, review yesterday’s performance, meet yet another special guest, and get ready for today’s production with your OSF guide.

 Lunch: Head over again to Cascade Dining Hall for a refreshing lunch before the afternoon’s activities.
 Afternoon: CLASS: ACTOR'S LIFE
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival company includes about 100 actors each year. Meet one of these talented professionals and learn about the life of an actor in an intimate setting. Come prepared with the questions you’ve always wanted to ask a performer!

After class, you'll visit a local thrift store to put together a creative costume and find a few props for your performance tomorrow.
 Dinner: Gather for your last dinner together as a group over a pleasant, catered meal in our private meeting room. Share your thoughts about this week’s program with your new Road Scholar friends and highlight your favorite experiences. Enjoy a delicious ice cream sundae bar for dessert before heading off to tonight's theatre performance.
 Evening: PERFORMANCE: Named after the OSF founder Angus Bowmer, this theatre opened in 1970 to extend the OSF season by offering an indoor venue. By design, you’ll find there’s no bad seat in the house.

Tonight you will be seeing The Taming of the Shrew. Get ready for beach boardwalks and rock ‘n’ roll in Shakespeare’s fun, comedic love story! NOTE: This play includes scenes with sexual innuendo inherent in Shakespeare's text.
   
Accommodations: Cox Hall (Intergenerational programs)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Group Performances,Theatre Class with OSF Company Members, Boxed Lunch, Check-Out
(Friday, July 12)
   
 Breakfast: Try something new for breakfast! Choose from a buffet of choices including a fresh waffle bar or a hot breakfast such as fresh eggs, golden hash browns, and bacon. If you prefer a continental-style breakfast, choose from a wide variety of hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit, bagels, doughnuts, and beverages including coffee, tea, milk, and juice.
 Morning: Enjoy the spotlight as you perform the world-premiere of the play you and your group wrote and rehearsed this week!


THEATRE REFLECTIONS: After a brief break, gather again in the classroom. Today you’ll meet for the last time with the group and go over the week’s performances, meet with a guest actor, and wrap up the week’s themes.

 Lunch: Catered box lunches (with vegetarian option) will be available after the program. You are welcome to stay and eat your box lunch on-campus but if you need to leave right away, your lunch will be ready for you.
 Afternoon: Please check-out of Cox Hall by 1:00 PM.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Ashland, OR Ashland Chamber of Commerce
Your one stop source for information on things to do in Ashland- where to go and what to see. Visit the chamber at 110 East Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520, call (541) 482-3486 or visit their website for information. For additional information, visit www.ashlandchamber.com
  Camelot Theatre
This regional theatre in Talent produces plays and musicals by amateur and professional actors. Founded as Actors’ Theatre in 1982, the theatre changed names to Camelot in 2002 when Livia Genise became artistic director and grew the theatre’s reputation it enjoys today. It performs in the recently-completed James M. Collier theatre. For tickets call their box office at (541) 535-5250. For additional information, visit http://camelottheatre.org/
  Crater Lake National Park
Scenic Crater Lake is a two hour drive from Ashland. At 1,943 feet deep, it is the deepest lake in the United States. Most known for its dazzling blue color, the lake has two picturesque islands making it a destination for photographers.

With an average snowfall of 44 feet, not all entrances are open year round. Roads can close from October to July. Rim Drive is typically open by the beginning of July. This 33 mile drive has spectacular viewpoints.

For the latest road, weather, and trail information please call (541)594-3000. Current conditions at the park, including web cams, road and facility status can be found on the "Current Conditions" page of their website. For additional information, visit www.nps.gov/crla

  Craterian Theatre
The Craterian Theatre in Medford puts on performances by local, regional, and national performance artists. Including musicals, ballets, and symphonies, you’ll find something for everyone here. For tickets call their box office at (541) 779-3000. For additional information, visit http://www.craterian.org/
  Dagoba Chocolate
Dagoba founder Frederick Schilling started the company in 2001. The chocolate’s name comes from the Sanskrit word for “temple.” Sourcing its ingredients directly from cacao producers, Dagoba has become a nationally-recognized chocolate bar. Visit them in Ashland at 1105 Benson Way. For additional information, visit http://www.dagobachocolate.com/
  Harry & David
Samuel Rosenberg bought Harry & David’s first 240 acres of pear trees in 1910. His sons, Harry and David, took over the family orchard in 1914 and developed the “Royal Riviera” pears the company would become known for. Today a national brand known for its “Moose Munch” snacks as well as its pears, Harry & David headquarters are in Medford, Oregon, only a 20-minute drive from Ashland. Afternoon tours of the factory are offered daily at 1:45pm. Ticket reservations required by calling 1-877-322-8000. For additional information, visit http://www.harryanddavid.com/
  Jacksonville
A 40 minute drive from Ashland is Jacksonville, a National Historic Landmark. Jacksonville has been known for its colorful history. Its foundation began during the Gold Rush flurry in the 1850’s. The buildings that line California St. were in large part built before 1900 when the town was referred to as Table Rock City.

For decades Jacksonville, which had become the county seat, flourished as the commercial and cultural center of Southern Oregon. It wasn’t until 1884, when the railroad was routed through the neighboring town of Medford, did the prestige of Jacksonville begin to wane. As residents and businesses moved away to those communities along the rail lines, Jacksonville settled into a new role-that of an agricultural center.

The combination of the County Seat being moved to Medford in 1927, the Great Depression and World War II had serious economic impact on Jacksonville. But never a community to give in, residents and business leaders sought to preserve the heritage of Southern Oregon’s first town. Although no longer a boom town, Jacksonville discovered a new way to lure those with the pioneer spirit, capturing it’s colorful past and inviting a new generation of explorers to experience it.

The Britt Festival in Jacksonville is a must see when visiting this unique town. The festival began in 1963 with its first summer outdoor concert. Britt exclusively offered classical music until 1978 when they started to incorporate other world-class artists. With an array of performances, including the Classical Festival in the beginning of August, you won’t want to miss these wonderful outdoor concerts.

In 1966, Jacksonville was designated a National Historic Landmark. Over 100 buildings in Jacksonville are on the National Register of Historic Places.

The information provided above is from www.jacksonvilleor.us. Call 541-899-1231 or visit the website for additional information. For additional information, visit www.jacksonvilleor.us

  Lithia Park
Lithia Park, which began with eight acres in 1892 has continued to grow and change along with the community that surrounds it. Its growth and development from a Chautauqua site (where the original Shakespeare theatre began in 1935) to a complete reflection of the public parks movement makes it of great historical as well as landscape interest. Today 42 of its 93 acres are listed in the National Register.

The development of today's park began in 1914 with the hiring of John McLaren (also designer of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park) as landscape architect. Lithia Park embodies the distinctive characteristics of park design in the tradition of Frederick Law Olmsted. McLaren's landscape plan for Lithia Park was organic in layout, following the natural canyon of the water course. The plantings were naturalistic to the extent that native alders, oaks, conifers and madrones were incorporated, but other plants, such as willows, maples, sycamores, and numerous ornamental varieties were introduced and selected for hardiness, form and color. Once within the Park, the visitor can walk along the trail on the east side of Ashland Creek to the Park headquarters and obtain a map showing the location of both historic and more modern park features including a trail guide to the most significant trees throughout the Park.

Lithia Park is located at 59 Winburn Way in downtown Ashland and is open to the public. Trail guides and other booklets about the park can be obtained from the park office of Ashland Parks and Rec. Dept., open Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For additional information, visit www.nps.gov/nr/travel/ashland/lit.htm

  Oregon Cabaret Theatre
The Cabaret theatre produces 5 shows from February through December in Ashland’s remodeled First Baptist Church. This popular theatre performs to regularly full houses. For tickets call their box office at (541) 488-2902. For additional information, visit http://www.oregoncabaret.com/
  Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Founded in 1935, the Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is among the oldest and largest professional non-profit theatres in the nation. Each year OSF presents an eight-and-a-half-month season of eleven plays in three theatres plus numerous ancillary activities, and undertakes an extensive theatre education program. Box Office- (541) 482-4331 or Toll-Free: (800) 219-8161 For additional information, visit www.osfashland.org
  Rogue Valley Wineries
Surrounded by forested mountains and rivers, the Rogue Valley has the micro-climates necessary for a world-class viticulture district. The vineyards thrive on the laced hillsides of Ashland and the sun-soaked valleys of the Rogue.

The Rogue Valley Region of Southern Oregon has three distinct subregions for grapes: the Rogue River subregion along Interstate 5 from Ashland to Grants Pass, the growing area of the state with the steepest elevation; the westernmost Illinois Valley, at a high elevation and more heavily influenced by the marine climate of the Pacific Ocean; the smaller Applegate Valley, locus for part of the Southern route of the Oregon Trail, further inland and sheltered from Pacific marine air.

The Rogue Valley is the most elevated, warm and dry wine growing region in Oregon. Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, and Pinot Gris are grown in all parts of the Rogue. The inland subregions of the Rogue, including the Applegate Valley, have a dry and warm climate suitable for production of the best Bordelaise varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Semillon and Cabernet franc. The Illinois subregion is noted for its high quality Burgundian varieties Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Merlot and Chardonnay. For additional information, visit www.winesoforegon.com/rogue-valley-wineries-vineyards.htm

  Schneider Museum of Art
Show your Road Scholar nametag for free admission! This wonderful art museum on the Southern Oregon University campus displays beautiful visual art exhibitions by local artists.

For additional information, visit www.sou.edu/sma/

  Southern Oregon Visitors Association
Want to explore outside of Ashland? Southern Oregon Visitors Association has information for all of our outdoor pursuits- from scenic drives to rafting adventures on the Rogue and Umpqua rivers. For additional information, visit www.southernoregon.org
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Suggested Reading List


2013 Illuminations: A Guide to the 2013 Plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival


Author: Oregon Shakespeare Festival


Description: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival publishes ILLUMINATIONS; a Guide to the 2013 Plays. It's the perfect step into the season with detailed plot synopses, notes from the directors, playwright biographies and commentaries for the plays to be presented throughout 2013. Whet your play-going appetite with these in-depth previews. Available online from the Tudor Guild Gift Shop. http://www.tudorguild.org/2013-illuminations-pr-2336.html



Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Images of America)


Author: Arcadia Publishing




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