Georgia Highlands College


Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Alabama Shakespeare Festival Trip

Saturday and Sunday
April 30 - May 1 2016

The annual weekend trip to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF) in Montgomery is one of the college's most popular events and one of the best deals around. Since the trip usually sells out, early sign-up is recommended.

31st Annual

WEEKEND PLAY TRIP                    

Saturday & Sunday

April 30 & May 1, 2016




This year’s trip features professional performances of two very popular plays--A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare and Driving Miss Daisy by Atlanta native Alfred Uhry. Shakespeare’s fanciful comedy of young love never fails to entertain. The Pulitzer Prize winning Driving Miss Daisy is a comedy-drama exploring the relationship of a retired Jewish school teacher and her reluctantly hired African American driver during a time of social and civil rights changes in society. The movie based on the play won the Oscar for Best Picture.


Saturday will feature lunch and a tour of the Civil Rights Memorial Center, located adjacent to the National Civil Right Memorial. After supper at Golden Corral, we will see A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the Festival Stage in ASF’s multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art theater complex.


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 Driving Miss Daisy on the Octagon Stage. 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

·       Civil Rights Memorial Center tour

·       a background information packet on the plays

·       all you can eat at Golden Corral on Saturday night and a boxed lunch at ASF on Sunday


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 $25 in spending money will be needed to pay for two meals 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 alloweDeadlines


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 1, unless tickets run out before then. A $50 deposit is required at the time of sign-up. The deposit becomes non-refundable on March 1. The balance of the trip fee is due March 23. 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.)

ASF Financial Assistance

ASF Signup Form


   Extra Credit


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), Mr. Ortiz at Marietta (678-872-8510), or Ms. Sprinkle at Paulding & Douglasville (678-872-4223); or Dr. Kemper in the Humanities Division at 706-368-7626. 

© 2016 Georgia Highlands College