Date(s) - 04/01/2017 - 04/02/2017
Ashland Shakespeare Festival
Our annual trip to the Ashland Shakespeare Festival will be Saturday April 1-Sunday April 2, 2017. Sign up sheets are on the community table, or contact Terri Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do invite your friends. All are welcome.
We’ll have two days and nights to enjoy friends, shopping, great meals and remarkable theater at this nationally renowned Festival. There will be one Shakespearean play and two modern offerings – a mix of plays that will appeal to all.
PRICE: $353.00 per person for 2 nights, double occupancy (Sat, Sun) at the hotel (including breakfast; afternoon snacks; and refreshments after the evening plays); 3 plays and a group discussion with a Festival actor. Additional nights at the hotel are $66.00 per person. You will be on your own for transportation and other meals.
If you must cancel after Feb 27th, we will attempt to get the tickets for the plays reimbursed, but the hotel room cost may not be reimbursable. Cancellation prior to that date has no penalty.
* The Festival and the hotel have raised group ticket prices this year. Our group rate is still a saving over booking a similar weekend privately.
Saturday Evening: “Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles” by Luis Alfaro
For Hason, things are finally looking up. The terrifying journey that he and his wife Medea endured to travel from southern Mexico to Los Angeles is now in the past, and he’s found steady work and a bright future – or at least that’s what his new boss promises. But Medea, still traumatized by their ordeal, fears their nightmare isn’t over. This retelling of Medea blends tragedy, wry humor and Mexican folklore to unleash the power of Euripides ancient tale.
Sunday morning: Discussion with a Festival Actor
Sunday Afternoon: “Shakespeare in Love” by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Poor Will is stuck. He’s overdue with his new play – a half- baked mess called Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter – and he’s having a colossal case of writer’s block. His patrons want comedy but he wants more. Then he meets Viola, a smart beauty who loves his work and ignites his creative flame. But Viola has a secret, and his play is turning out to be anything but a laugh fest.
Sunday Evening: “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare
War hero Julius Caesar is a marked man. Adoring commoners want to make him king, but those higher up the Roman political ladder worry and scheme. On a stormy night full of ominous portents, Brutus and Cassius reach an unthinkable conclusion: Caesar must die so the Republic can live. Yet death doesn’t stop Caesar, whose influence and ghost live on, tormenting his assassins and threatening the republican ideal they murdered him for.
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DEPOSIT: $150 per person will be due by Feb 15, 2017
ACCOMODATIONS: We will be staying at the lovely and centrally located Plaza Inn. Rooms are large and comfortable. The hotel rate includes a great breakfast; late afternoon snacks; as well as cookies and tea/coffee after each evening play. The hotel is within walking distance of the theater, shopping and many fine restaurants.
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: March 1, 2017
YOU MAY PICK UP YOUR TICKETS AT CHURCH, RECEIVE THEM BY MAIL, OR PICK UP THEM UP FROM THE COORDINATOR IN ASHLAND.
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS REQUIRED, WITH YOUR DEPOSIT CHECK, BY Feb 15, 2016
PHONE: ____________________________________ EMAIL: _______________________
AMOUNT ENCLOSED: $_______________________ ($150.00 PER PERSON DEPOSIT)
ROOMING WITH: _______________________________________________
___ 2 nights
___ 3 nights (add Fri Mar 31 – $66.00 per person will be added to your final bill)
Make check payable to Starr King Unitarian Universalist Church (SKUU)
Mail this information and your check to: Terri Owen, 5240 Crane Ave, Castro Valley, CA 94546