Ashland Trip 2010
May 20 - 22, 2010
Visit the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Plan ahead for the 3rd Annual Trip to Ashland!
Judie Hanel and Kate Mills will be tour leaders on this ‘theatrical road trip’ to Ashland by coach.
As we do each year, we'll spend three days and two nights in a lovely hotel in Ashland, you'll see three great plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and you can leave the driving to us!
The Shakespeare Festival celeberates their 75th Anniversay and the lineup of shows is extraordinary ... including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, She Loves Me, and Well.
The dates are May 20 – 22 spending two nights at the Ashland Springs Hotel.
Be sure to reserve your spot early!
How It Works
Upon arrival you’ll be greeted at the fabulous Ashland Springs hotel for your two night stay.
Thursday evening you’ll attend Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams. The sultry smell of sex and money seeps from under Big Daddy’s roof in 1950’s Mississippi.
Friday morning you’ll awake to a beautiful continental breakfast and free time until your afternoon show. Well by Lisa Kron presents a simple, onstage exploration of universal health and illness issues. We see a mother capable of healing an integrated Detroit neighborhood in the 60’s but not her own body.
You’ll enjoy a ‘meet and greet’ with the actors, followed by the final show Friday evening ~ She Loves Me by Jerry Bock. This warm romantic comedy is set in a 1930’s parfumerie with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance and nostalgia, yet as universal and relevant as ever in this age of internet romances.
More About the Plays
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
After 26 years, Oregon Shakespeare Festival is bringing back Maggie, Brick, Big Daddy and Bib Mama in Tennessee Williams’s great American classic Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as one of the anchor shows.
She Loves Me
She Loves Me is a musical based on a story by Hungarian playwright Miklos Laszlo. Prior to this show, the story had been used for the film The Shop Around The Corner and the movie-musical In The Good Ole Summertime. The movie You’ve Got Mail was also sourced in this story, about two people in the same shop who write letters (in the modern adaptation, emails) to each other unknowingly, while all the time being adversaries at work.
She Loves Me won five Tony Awards in 1963 and nine Tonys for the 1993 revival. The story is charming, as all those adaptations attest, but the music is sublime. The book of the musical is by Joe Masterhoff. The lines are funny but also poignant. Just when you think the story is going to get sentimental, Masterhoff changes the mood with a joke. The music, which is now classic, is by Jerry Bock with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick.
Well is a mystery of human personalities, even and especially those of the people you think you know intimately. What makes Well much more than a clever, deconstructed theatrical riff is the way it keeps surprising itself with glimpses of an emotional depth, both murky and luminous, that goes beyond any tidy narrative.
In her autobiographical comedy Lisa Kron tells the audience right off the bat what to expect. Reading from a note card, the black-clad Kron -- as the character Lisa -- proclaims it will be "a multi-character theatrical exploration of issues of health and illness both in the individual and in a community ." It is not, she stresses, a play about her chronically ill mother, Ann, who happens to be sleeping over there in her La-Z-Boy recliner. It's about illness in general.
Kron’s comedy hailed by The New York Times as “agonizingly funny,” is a love story that speaks to anyone who’s ever had a parent. The show had two Tony Award nominations.
Reservations & Ticketing Information
The coach seats 45 people. As of this posting (Sepember 18) 26 people have given us their deposit.
Pricing is as follows:
- Double occupancy: $505 per person
- Single occupancy is 590
We are asking for a $20 initial deposit which is totally refundable by Nov. 15th, 2009. Final payment is due by Feb. 15, 2010.
For more information, please contact Judie Hanel at 386-6221 and she will send out the packet of information.
More Info About the Shakespeare Festival
Click to learn more about the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in the 2010 season.