19886
Oregon

A Feast for the Senses: Ashland & the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

See what Ashland is famous for by attending three performances, and discover the city’s thriving art, food and wine scenes through the eyes of local artisans.
Rating (4.92)
Program No. 19886RJ
Length
6 days
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At a Glance

Enjoy the Oregon Shakespeare Festival from downtown Ashland, Oregon, a charming college town with a generous helping of big-city sophistication. Now a hotspot for fine food and wonderful wine, Ashland is the home of award-winning cutting-edge theatre where classics are reinterpreted and new plays are brought to life. From your home at a restored historic hotel, engage in compelling lectures and view three performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Explore Ashland's culture and cuisine with a visit to a local winery, award-winning cheesemaker and chocolatier.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to two miles a day over hilly and uneven terrain; standing for up to one hour as well as stairs.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Attend three performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and meet actors and company members who provide rich context for each play.
  • Learn about an aspect of theatrical production ranging from costume or scene design to stage management and beyond.
  • Discuss each play with an actor from the company, putting each production into a broader context and introducing you to special guests.

General Notes

Performances for 2020 programs vary by date. Please see date-specific itinerary for additional information. Performances for 2021 will be announced by November 2020.
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Jennifer Bagshaw
Jennifer has spent her entire life traveling, teaching and learning. With a geology degree in hand, she backpacked through Europe for three months before settling down in southern Oregon. She subsequently taught science and human sexuality to rapt middle schoolers. After spending one decade in parenting and property management, she took up leading groups across five continents and the Pacific Northwest. With a quick smile and razor-sharp wit, Jennifer’s goal is to make you laugh, teach you something new and create lasting memories on each new journey.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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