Georgia Highlands College

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Students, faculty and staff from all GHC locations traveled to Montgomery, Alabama, recently as part of the college’s 25th anniversary trip to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

Fifty-four participants took part in the weekend excursion, April 17-18, stopping at Tuskegee University on the way to Montgomery to visit the Tuskegee National Historic site, which includes the George Washington Carver Museum and Booker T. Washington’s home.

The group saw Hamlet and the world premiere of The Fall of the House performed by ASF’s professional theater company. Following the opening day performance of Hamlet, they had a chance to chat with some of the actors from each play.

There was also time for exploring the landscaped park that houses ASF’s multi-million dollar theater building and features a Shakespeare Garden, various statues, and ducks and geese swimming on the  lake. Everyone enjoyed a boxed lunch on the grounds before the Sunday afternoon play.

The annual trip is sponsored by the Office of Student Life and the Humanities Division and is open to GHC students and employees and their guests.

Details about next year’s trip should be available near the end of fall semester with trip sign-up probably beginning in February.

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