Walking to/from Blackfriars Playhouse next door. Other walking according to personal preference. Downtown Staunton is built on a hillside and no walk is completely flat.
In the hotel dining room, the Southern breakfast buffet offers choices such as eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, cereal, fruit, breakfast pastries, and beverage choices.
A member of the American Shakespeare Center staff will lead an introductory class that will provide an overview of the program and Shakespeare's bio-history as actor and playwright. We’ll learn about his London years, the companies and theaters he worked for, and their practices, successes and controversies. We’ll then go backstage at the American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriars Playhouse to meet and talk with ASC actors, directors, choreographers, and other personnel (as available).
In the hotel dining room, lighter fare lunches will include rotating choices such as deli sandwiches, salads, soups, dessert, and beverage choices.
Shakespeare for pleasure? All his works tell great stories with multidimensional characters we can relate to and situations that are still relevant today. With an American Shakespeare Center expert, we’ll learn about Shakespeare's language and gain an understanding and appreciation for his invention of words and phrases — more than 1,700! — that became part of modern English. We’ll also have a preview of this evening’s currently scheduled play. More information about the play, its actors, and director can be found at www.americanshakespearecenter.com. The remainder of the morning is free if you would like to get a look at more of Staunton. Our hotel is just one block from the historic main street. Or, just relax and enjoy the hotel’s amenities.
Hotel plated meal.
Performance: We'll walk next door to Blackfriars Playhouse and attend our first play, scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.