Getting on/off bus; driving approximately 40 miles; about 1.5 hours. Walking approximately 1 mile in Shepherdstown; about 1.5 hours; primarily paved sidewalks, some uneven terrain.
At the hotel, the breakfast buffet features hot and cold selections, plus juice, milk, coffee, tea, water.
After arriving at Shepherd University by bus, we will have a workshop about theater production with Producing Director, Ed Herendeen. Following the workshop, we will walk to one of the festival stages and have the opportunity to watch a scene changeover. You will be amazed to witness the transformation of one set of one show to the set of another show within one hour.
At a downtown Shepherdstown restaurant, we’ll choose plated meals from a variety of salads and sandwich selections, plus coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.
Next, we will visit the Shepherdstown Library where the group will split into two subgroups. Each will partake in an activity and after one hour, the subgroups will swap activities and follow the opposite schedule. One group will join a local historian at the library for the Shepherdstown Mysteries Talk, during which we’ll sit back and relax as we learn about some of the secrets of Shepherdstown. The other group will walk to visit the George Tyler Moore Center for Study of the Civil War where a member of the staff will lead a discussion on their mission and show us around the facility. We’ll then board our bus and travel to the Marinoff Theater for dinner.
At the Marinoff Theater, we’ll enjoy a delicious catered buffet dinner with coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase. During dinner, we will have a “Know Before You Go Chat” to talk about details of tonight’s upcoming performance with CATF staff.
Immediately following dinner, we will attend a reading of a play by the playwright at a festival stage. Following the reading, we will take a short walk to another stage to attend a performance. Our program was planned far in advance when details of performances were not available. When confirmed, the information will be posted on the Road Scholar website under this program number and will also be included in preparatory materials sent following enrollment.