Alabama Shakespeare Festival
Shipwrecks and magic spells, murder plots and the thrill of young love, music and “monsters”—all have a place in Shakespeare’s The Tempest to be performed by the professional acting company at ASF. Not to be outdone, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy, and the rest of the “Peanuts” gang take the stage at the Faulkner University Dinner Theater for the musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
This year’s side trip is a first for the GHC drama weekend. On the way to Montgomery on Saturday, we will visit the Little White House in Warm Springs, where President Franklin Delano Roosevelt spent considerable time before and during his presidency. A polio survivor, Roosevelt first came to Warm Springs seeking the healing properties of the springs. The longest serving president who led the United States through most of WWII died suddenly at the Little White House. The house has been preserved as it was the day he died. A museum reflects the life of the times, and stones and flags from every state mark the walkway to the house, which is a Historic Landmark. The day will end with dinner and the play at Faulkner.
Sunday’s itinerary includes a boxed lunch on the beautifully landscaped ASF theater grounds and time to explore the grounds, visit the gift shop, etc., before the afternoon performance of The Tempest on the Festival Stage (recommended for those 12 and over). A brief “Stage Side Chat” with one or more of the actors or ASF production staff members is expected to follow the play.
The trip fee covers
· tour bus transportation
· one night's lodging at Holiday Inn Express (with complimentary breakfast)
· admission to the two plays and the Little White House
· a background information packet on the plays
· two boxed lunches and dinner Saturday night
The trip fee varies according to the number of persons per hotel room. The total per-person trip prices are as follows: 4 per room-$105, 3 per room-$115, 2 per room-$135. Rooms will have two queen beds. (Approximately $20 in spending money will be needed to pay for one meal and snacks not covered by the trip fee.) The Office of Student Life will make roommate assignments for those who request help in finding roommates, but will not be able to guarantee the requested number of persons per room. Coed rooms for unmarried couples are not allowed.
The trip is open to Georgia Highlands College students, employees, and their guests. Sign-up begins on Feb. 1 in the Office of Student Life on all GHC campuses and continues on a first-come, first-served basis until the sign-up deadline of March 8, unless tickets run out before then. A $50 deposit is required at the time of sign-up. The deposit becomes non-refundable on March 8. The balance of the trip fee is due March 20. The balance also becomes non-refundable on that date. (If someone must cancel from the trip after the refund dates, an effort will be made to find a replacement so a refund can be made, but this cannot be guaranteed.)
English classes, some other humanities and social science classes, and perhaps other classes as well will offer extra credit to trip participants.
For additional information about the trip, please contact the Office of Student Life staff member at your campus: Mr. Spranza on the Floyd Campus (706-295-6363), Mr. Puckett at Cartersville (678-872-8006), Jill Freeman at Marietta (678-872-8512), or Ms. Sprinkle at Paulding & Douglasville (678-872-4223); or Dr. Kemper in the Humanities Division at 706-368-7626.