| Breakfast: ||Breakfast at the hotel.|
| Morning: ||PRESENTATION: This mornings lecture is by our new theatre specialist Stephen Cole. STEPHEN COLE is an award winning musical theatre writer and experienced
Road Scholar lecturer and group leader. His produced musicals include
AFTER THE FAIR (Off Broadway, CD, Kings Head in London and Village
Theatre, Seattle),THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (Kleban Award winner, CD,
NYMF 2006, Lyric Stage), SATURDAY NIGHT AT GROSSINGER’S, starring Gavin
McLeod, CASPER starring Chita Rivera, DODSWORTH starring Hal Linden and
Dee Hoty. The experience of writing ASPIRE, the first American musical
to premiere in the Middle East resulted in THE ROAD TO QATAR! (Dallas,
Off Broadway, London, Edinburgh, CD on Jay Records). TIME AFTER TIME
premiered at Pittsburgh Playhouse. Stephen’s published books include
NOEL COWARD, THAT BOOK ABOUT THAT GIRL, I COULD HAVE SUNG ALL NIGHT,
the Marni Nixon story, ghosted PUT ON A HAPPY FACE (Charles Strouse
memoirs). Stephen's song "Christmas Morning" (composed by Todd Ellison
and orchestrated by Michael Starobin was recently performed by the
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and is now licensed by Rodgers and
Hammerstein. Works in progress: THE BLACK AND WHITE BALL (with Todd
Ellison), and BY THE BOOK (with David Krane) Stephen is the recipient
of the 5 Dallas Theatre League Awards for After the Fair, Dallas-Ft.
Worth Drama Critics Award for Road to Qatar!,Edward Kleban Award for
Night of the Hunter and a Gilman-Gonzales Falla Commendation for
musical theatre. Stephen has written special material for Chita Rivera,
Dorothy Loudon, Marlo Thomas, Tyne Daly, Christine Baranski, Hal
Linden, Keith Carradine, JoAnne Worley, Lauren Bacall, Matthew
Broderick. Latest produced work is the off-Broadway production of
INVENTING MARY MARTIN, which Stephen conceived, wrote and directed. The
Original Cast CD is on Jay Records.
| Lunch: ||Lunch will be served at Shakespeare & Co.|
| Afternoon: ||FIELD TRIP:Enjoy a behind the scenes tour followed by a peek into the world of Shakespeare with a matinee performance of MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM in the Tina Packer Playhouse.
by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
directed by TONY SIMOTES
featuring JOHNNY LEE DAVENPORT as Bottom.
Magic and whimsy meet down in the Bayou where A Midsummer Night’s Dream comes to life and the Jazz Era in America explodes! Oberon, Titania and the ever-mischievous sprite Puck frolic among the mangroves and Spanish moss in this enchanted and unforgettable treatment of Shakespeare’s classic, bawdy comedy.
Shakespeare & Company aspires to create a theatre of unprecedented excellence rooted in the classical ideals of inquiry, balance, and harmony; a company that performs as the Elizabethans did in love with poetry, physical prowess, and the mysteries of the universe. With a core of over 150 artists, the company performs Shakespeare, generating opportunities for collaboration between actors, directors, and designers of all races, nationalities, and backgrounds. Shakespeare & Company provides original, in-depth, classical training and performance methods. The company also develops and produces new plays of social and political significance
| Dinner: ||Dinner is served at the Hotel. Please remember that all dinners are either buffet or plated, sit-down meals and to arrive at the time indicated on your itinerary.|
| Evening: ||FREE EVENING|