Shakespeare in Winona, 2014

We thank the Carlsons for this information.    Ed

Shakespeare Trip Announcement

In the cold winter of sorrows we bring you the joy of July Shakespeare in Winona.   This year we will have two trips, Hamlet on Fri.  July 11, 2014 and Merry Wives of Windsor on Wed. July 23, 2014.  The trip to see Hamlet will be similar to the trip from past years and include a small lunch before the play and dinner with actors after the play, at a price of $90. per person.  The second trip will include a box lunch after the play with a shorter discussion with the actors after the play, at a price of $75 per person.  The longer first trip will depart about 11 a. m. for the 2:00 p.m. matinee and return about 8:45.  The second shorter trip will depart about 11:30 for the 2:00 p.m. matinee and return about 8:15.  For those wishing to participate in both trips the cost for both trips will be $155 per person, a saving of $5 per trip.  You may reserve your spot for these popular trips at the Senior Center Registration desk.  The number of participants will of course be limited by the size of the bus for each trip.

These trips are again sponsored by the Northfield Senior Center and the Cannon Valley Elder Collegium.  A number of people have participated in these trips for the past many years and found the entire experience very enjoyable.  Our discussion with past participants indicated a strong interest in our sponsoring two trips this year.   So we are extending the project with the assumption that  there will be sufficient interest to cover the cost of two buses this year.

The Great River Shakespeare Festival ( will begin its 11th Season under the leadership of Artistic Director, Doug Scholz-Carlson, known to many in Northfield, where he began his career.  The company is composed of Shakespearean equity actors drawn from across the country.  The core of the company returns each season and they provide the best interpretation of Shakespeare in Minnesota.   You may visit the Great Rivers web site,, to provide additional information on the company and on the interpretation of the plays that will be presented by this outstanding professional company.

For questions and further information contact   Char or Bill Carlson (507-645-9642) or

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