Weekend Play Trip
ALABAMA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
Saturday & Sunday
April 20-21, 2013
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.
From a chase around the world to a battle of words around the coffee table, comedy highlights the agenda for this year’s drama weekend in Montgomery. We will see live, professional performances of Around the World in Eighty Days (based on the classic Jules Verne novel) and God of Carnage, a 2009 Tony award-winner by Yasmina Reza.
Saturday will feature lunch and a little sightseeing/shopping time in Montgomery. Then after supper at Golden Corral, we will see Around the World in Eighty Days 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 God of Carnage 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 Wingate Inn (with deluxe continental breakfast)
- admission to the two plays
- a background information packet on the plays
- • a self-guided tour of historic Old Alabama Town—six blocks of authentically restored 19th and 20th-century buildings, from an antebellum mansion to the tavern where Lafayette stayed during a visit to the US in 1825 (*Special Bonus—Old Alabama Town will be hosting the annual Alabama Book Festival with visiting authors, food vendors, etc.)
- 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-$110, 2 per room-$125. 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 allowed.
The trip is open to Georgia Highlands College students, employees, and their guests. Sign-up begins on Feb. 4 in the Office of Student Life on the Floyd and Cartersville campuses and in the GHC offices at the other campuses and continues on a first-come, first-served basis until the sign-up deadline of noon on Friday, 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 Wednesday, March 27. 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 Mr. Spranza in the Office of Student Life on the Floyd Campus (706-295-6363), Ms. Youngblood (678-872-8040) at Cartersville, Ms. Carter (678-872-8510) at Marietta, Ms. Sprinkle (678-872-4223) at Paulding and Douglasville, or Dr. Kemper in the Humanities Division at (706-368-7626).