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Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Itinerary

This year’s play line-up consists of Shakespeare’s physical comedy The Comedy of Errors, “reimagined as the craziest family reunion ever,” as ASF puts it; and the comedy-drama I and You by Lauren Gunderson. Two students come together over a homework assignment but find much more has brought them together. Both plays will be performed by the professional acting company at ASF. Trip participants may choose to attend a “Bard Talk” before one of the performances. Details about the plays can be found here: https://asf.net/2019-2020-season/.

Saturday will feature a stop for lunch, a visit to the Legacy Museum and Memorial, supper at Golden Corral, and the performance of The Comedy of Errors on the Festival Stage. 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 I and You on the Octagon Stage.

Cost

The trip fee covers:

  • tour bus transportation
  • one night’s lodging at Best Western Inn (with complimentary breakfast)
  • admission to the two plays
  • two side excursions
  • a background information packet on the plays
  • a boxed lunch and dinner Saturday night

ASF Financial Assistant Request Form

Deadlines

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 all GHC campuses and continues on a first-come, first-served basis until the sign-up deadline of March 9, unless tickets run out before then. A $50 deposit is required at the time of sign-up. The deposit becomes non-refundable on March 9. The balance of the trip fee is due April 1. 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.)

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.

2020 ASF Sign-up 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 (706-368-7721), Mr. Puckett at Cartersville (678-872-8006), Ms. Simmons at Marietta (678-872-8510), Ms. La Fleur at Paulding & Douglasville (678-872-4223); or Professor Minor in the School of Humanities at 706-368-7626.