Shakespeare in Winona
Summer is coming and with it Will also come the annual trip to the Great River Shakespeare Festival. This year we will be delighted by A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the 2:00 p. m. matinee on Friday July 22, 2011. The play will again feature the Great River Company of Equity actors drawn from across the nation, including one whose career started in Northfield and St Olaf and two other actors who were featured in the Carleton and St Olaf theatres. We will follow the format used last summer with departure at 10:00 a. m., picnic lunch along the way, attend A Midsummer Night’s Dream , followed by dinner with selected actors from the cast and surprises for the trip back, arriving about 8:00 p. m. The trip is jointly sponsored by the Cannon Valley Elder Collegium and the Senior Center. Your hosts will again be Char and Bill Carlson.
The total price will be $83 per person. This is an increase of $3 from last year that results from a cost increase of about $5.00 per person from higher bus cost, ticket cost, and dinner room rental. We need 40 to make the trip break even with our 47 passenger bus, and the surprises get better as the number of participants increases. You will have your choice of chicken, pork, or vegetarian entrees for your post- play dinner. The registration sheet for this trip is at the Senior Center desk. As with all trips your check will hold your place for the trip after you register. However the check will not be cashed until shortly before the trip when charges must be paid. Please indicate your choice of meal and also please indicate if you have special seating needs because of physical restrictions such as hearing, limited mobility, or other. If we know of special needs in advance the theatre will make arrangements
Since we need 40 people to cover the trip costs and thus make the trip possible, we would strongly encourage early sign up so that we can be assured that the trip will occur.