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From Page to Stage at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Program Number: 19885RJ
Start and End Dates:
9/25/2014 - 9/28/2014; 6/18/2015 - 6/21/2015; 6/25/2015 - 6/28/2015; 7/9/2015 - 7/12/2015; 7/16/2015 - 7/19/2015; 8/20/2015 - 8/23/2015; 9/10/2015 - 9/13/2015;
Duration: 3 nights
Location: Ashland, Oregon
Price starting at: $789.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Theater; Festivals, Misc.
Meals: 9; 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian; Gluten Free    

Come experience a weekend of cutting-edge theater at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, one of the top theater companies in the U.S. Meet actors straight off the stages of OSF and explore the context of each production with company members and theater experts. Each year over its nine-month season the theater company stages a selection of Shakespeare’s works, national and international classics, and world premieres.




Highlights

• Your program includes tickets to two Oregon Shakespeare Festival performances.
• Discuss each play with an actor from the company, putting each production into a broader context and introducing you to special guests.
• Learn about a specialized aspect of theatrical production ranging from costuming to scene design and beyond.



Activity Particulars

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



A longer 5-night version of this program is also available: 19884. For details, see www.roadscholar.org/19884 or call toll free at (877) 426-8056.




Date Specific Information

9-25-2014

Plays: The Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Wrinkle in Time. Lodging at an Inn in downtown Ashland.



6-18-2015

Plays: Antony and Cleopatra, Head Over Heels



6-25-2015

Plays: Much Ado About Nothing, Guys and Dolls



7-9-2015

Plays: Much Ado About Nothing, Antony and Cleopatra



7-16-2015

Plays: Head Over Heels, Much Ado About Nothing



8-20-2015

Plays: Antony and Cleopatra, Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land.



9-10-2015

Plays: Antony and Cleopatra, Sweat



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
Accommodations in a comfortable residence hall on the SOU campus built in 2013. Campus residence hall offers choice of double suite room with private bath or single suite room with private or shared bath. Meals at the on-campus dining hall next door.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Kimberley Barry

Kimberley Barry has been with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for 35 seasons. She’s been production stage manager since 1991, managing 36 productions at the Festival — half of which were Shakespeare productions. She also managed the world premiere of "Daughters of the Revolution [Continental Divide]," both on the Festival stage in Ashland and on its tour in England. Kimberly also organizes the backstage explorations at the Festival, as well as the Daedalus Project AIDS benefit shows.
 
Terri McMahon

A long-time member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Acting Company, Terri McMahon has appeared in more than 50 productions, including as Lady Bird Johnson in Robert Schenkkan's two-part series "All the Way" and "Great Society," and Titania in "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Other credits include "The Taming of the Shrew," “The Very Merry Wives of Windsor, Iowa,” “Macbeth,” “As You Like It,” “Julius Caesar,” and “The Two Gentlemen of Verona.” When not on stage, Terri shares her talents as a teacher in outreach, middle-school, grade school and high school programs. She has led theater and acting classes at colleges and universities, and is a favorite lecturer on Road Scholar learning adventures. Terri has performed with a number of other theaters, including La Jolla Playhouse, Arizona Theatre Company and California Shakespeare Theater. She holds a B.F.A. from the University of Southern California.
 
Darcy Danielson

Darcy Danielson is the production music coordinator at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. During her 10 years at OSF, Darcy has served as associate music director for "The Cocoanuts" and "My Fair Lady," as well as arranger, composer and/or pianist for productions including “The Pirates of Penzance,” “The Music Man” and “The Comedy of Errors.”
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Stratford Inn
  Ashland, OR 3 nights
 Stratford Inn
Type: Inn
  Contact info: 555 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520 USA
phone: 541-488-2151
  Room amenities: Wireless, high speed internet access in all guest rooms, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, and Am/Fm radio alarm clock.
  Facility amenities: This hotel has a small library of Shakespeare literature, gym access for up to 2 hours at a time at Anytime Fitness, an indoor pool and hot tub.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Call hotel for rates & avail. Call hotel at 541-488-2151 to reserve extra nights.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Call hotel for rates & avail. Call hotel at 541-488-2151 to reserve extra nights.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Hotel check in and program registration is from 3:00 - 4:30 PM. Program begins with orientation at 5:30 PM. You will be staying at Stratford Inn that night.
  End of Program:
Last lecture ends at 10:30 AM. Check out by 11:00 AM. You will be staying at Stratford Inn the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Parking is available for free for hotel guests.
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
 

Medford

 

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.

 

Medford

 

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.

 

Medford

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Car Rentals
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

 

Medford

 

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. Will not do pick up/drop off in middle of night.

 

Medford

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Yellow Cab
phone: 541-772-6288

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$35-60
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. Yellow Cab offers a special cash rate of $35-40 from the bus terminal. Prices are subject to change.

 

Klamath Falls

 

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.

 

Klamath Falls

 

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

 
Driving Directions
  Stratford Inn from the South Travel I-5 North Take Exit 11 onto Hwy 99 which turns into Siskiyou Blvd Continue just over 4 miles towards downtown Turn right on Sherman St. (just after the Safeway grocery store) The hotel is on the corner of Siskiyou Blvd and Sherman St. Parking is behind the hotel.
  Stratford Inn from the north Travel I-5 South Take Exit 19 Turn right and continue to first light Turn left onto Highway 99 which turns into N. Main Street Continue approximately 2 miles to downtown. Continue through downtown, street turns into Siskyou Blvd. Just after the Ashland Public Library (on your right) turn left onto Sherman St. The hotel is on the corner of Siskiyou Blvd and Sherman St. Parking is behind the hotel off Sherman.
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: Arrival and Check-in / Registration and Orientation / Welcome Dinner / Introduction to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
(Thursday, September 25)
   
 Arrive To: This program date will be held at the Stratford Inn in downtown Ashland. Note the activity level of this date is moderate: you will be walking across Siskiyou Boulevard each day to our meeting room at the Ashland public library, and several blocks to the OSF theatres. Ashland is located on a hill and streets to the theatres are on an incline. We recommend the SOU campus-based dates of this program for participants who require a lower activity level.

Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. The schedule below includes sample class topics. The final class schedule will be announced when you arrive on the program. Thank you for your understanding.

The 2014 season at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is packed full of comedy, tragedy, adventure, and more! On this program, you’ll experience a unique perspective of this 79-year-old theatre company. An OSF actor will prepare you for both performances you’ll see, and bring in special guests straight off the stages of OSF. Courses taught by OSF company members and local experts will integrate behind-the-scenes aspects of the theatre such as costuming, set design, make-up, music, directing, and more! No matter who you meet this weekend, you’ll experience the quaint town of Ashland and its nationally-recognized theatre company up close and personal.

Hotel rooms will be available at or after 4pm. Should you arrive before check-in begins at 4pm, you can leave your bags with the staff in the lobby of the hotel. You can enjoy locally roasted Noble Coffee at the café in the hotel, Boulevard Coffee, or you can take a short walk to the shops, restaurants, and cafés on East Main Street.
 Afternoon: PROGRAM REGISTRATION and CHECK-IN: Available from 4-5pm in the lobby of the hotel. The main entrance to the hotel is accessible from the parking lot off of Sherman Street. At registration you’ll meet your Group Leader, who will be your expert guide for the week, and will give you your packet and schedule for the week.

ORIENTATION: At 5:30pm, meet in the Siskiyou Room in the hotel to get to know your fellow Road Scholars and program staff during an overview of the program.
 Dinner: Dinner tonight will be catered in the Siskiyou Room at the hotel. Enjoy a hot meal at the end of your travel day with salad and dessert as well as coffee and tea.
 Evening: INTRODUCTION TO THE OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL:
Start the weekend off by learning about the history of the festival and its founder Angus Bowmer. Have you ever wondered how the plays are picked, about the complicated understudy schedule, or the unique architectural designs of the three theatres? Here's your chance to learn about the workings of the largest rotating repertory theatres in the country!
   
Accommodations: Stratford Inn
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Theatre Classes with OSF Company Members / Afternoon at Leisure / OSF Evening Performance
(Friday, September 26)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast is in the Siskiyou Room at the hotel. A variety of baked goods, granola and hot oatmeal, fruit, and beverages including coffee, tea, milk, and juice will be available.
 Morning: We’ll walk to our meeting room across the street from the hotel at the Ashland Public Library to learn more about the OSF productions. Class topics vary each weekend. Among others, subjects may include how the casting process works, the implementation of a play for the modern stage in dramaturgy, or how actors learn dialects for the stage.

Continue the conversation and catch any announcements from your group leader over a brief break.

THEATRE REFLECTIONS:
These core classes of the program will be taught daily by an Oregon Shakespeare Festival actor who will be your guide for the weekend’s performances, lead review discussions, and introduce you to several actors straight off the OSF stages.
 Lunch: Lunch today will be freshly made salads or sandwiches in our meeting room at the library.
 Afternoon: AFTERNOON AT LEISURE:
Explore the wonders of Southern Oregon or take in another show on your own at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. For more information and to purchase tickets, you can call the OSF box office at (800) 219-8161. Or, stroll through the beautiful parks of Ashland, visit the many galleries and shops downtown, sample your way through a handful of the wineries in this up-and-coming wine region, or indulge in the sweets offered at Dagoba Chocolate in Ashland and Harry & David in Medford. Taste Rogue Creamery blue cheese in nearby Central Point, or spend an afternoon in neighboring Jacksonville exploring the charming character of this old gold-rush mining town registered as a National Historic Landmark.
 Dinner: Dinner tonight will be catered in the Siskiyou Room at the hotel.
 Evening: Walk into another world on a summer evening under the stars in one of America’s oldest Elizabethan theatres.

Tonight you will be seeing THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA –Shakespeare’s early comedy is filled with mishaps and romantic rivals. In a nod to the all-male performance tradition, this year’s production is staged with an all-female cast.

Autumn outdoor productions are susceptible to seasonal weather. In the rare event of inclement weather, most performances will continue as scheduled. As such, participants are asked to bring appropriate layers including coats and sweaters. We also recommend packing a rain jacket. Blankets and pillows can also be rented for an extra fee at the theatre.
   
Accommodations: Stratford Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Theatre Classes with OSF Company Members / OSF Matinee Performance / Evening Program
(Saturday, September 27)

Note: Today, in addition to walking to classes and the theatre, you'll walk to a local restaurant for dinner. The total distance for the day will not exceed one mile, and you won't walk more than half a mile at a time.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast this morning will be in the Siskiyou Room in the hotel.
 Morning: Return to our meeting room at the library to learn more about the OSF productions. Class topics vary each weekend. Among others, subjects may include the costume design process, how the stage manager runs the show, Shakespearean language and literary history, or how an actor researches a role.

Continue the conversation and catch any announcements from your group leader over a brief break.

THEATRE REFLECTIONS:
This weekend’s OSF actor instructor returns for today’s discussion of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival plays and will bring in a special guest.
 Lunch: Lunch today will be freshly made salads or sandwiches in our meeting room at the library.
 Afternoon: 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.

Today you will be seeing A WRINKLE IN TIME – A beloved children’s classic by Madeleine L’ Engle and adapted by Tracy Young in which a young misfit and her brother set out on an interplanetary adventure to find their missing father.
 Dinner: Tonight you’ll eat at a local brewpub. Pick from a few of our favorite dishes that feature many ingredients, including meats as well as vegetables, raised on the restaurant’s own farm only a mile away. If you wish, you’ll be able to sample some of the beer made onsite at your own cost.
 Evening: Take in another presentation this evening in the Siskiyou Room of the hotel. Class topics vary each weekend and are taught by local instructors from the OSF company, Southern Oregon University, and visiting and local experts.
   
Accommodations: Stratford Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Theatre Class with OSF Company Members / Boxed Lunch / Departures
(Sunday, September 28)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast this morning will be in the Siskiyou Room in the hotel.
 Morning: Return to our meeting room at the library to learn more about the OSF productions.

THEATRE REFLECTIONS:
Today you’ll meet for the last time with this weekend’s OSF actor instructor, review the plays you’ve seen, and get a glimpse of the 2015 season.
 Lunch: Choose a boxed lunch to eat in the hotel, outside in downtown Ashland, or take on the road as you return home.
 Afternoon: This concludes our program. Please check out by 11:00 AM. We hope you enjoyed your Road Scholar learning adventure and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Safe journeys home!
   
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. Tours of the factory are offered M-F at 9:15AM, 10:30AM, 12:30PM and 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
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. 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.

Suggested Reading List


2014 Illuminations: A Guide to the 2014 Plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival


Author: Oregon Shakespeare Festival


Description: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival publishes ILLUMINATIONS; a Guide to the 2014 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 2014. Whet your play-going appetite with these in-depth previews. Available online from the Tudor Guild Gift Shop. http://www.tudorguild.org/2014-illuminations-pr-2407.html



As I Remember, Adam: An Autobiography of a Festival


Author: Angus Bowmer


Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Images of America)


Author: Arcadia Publishing




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