Theatre in Ashland
Dates : June 26th - July 2nd
7 days/6 Nights lodging
Prologues for 2 plays
Cast discussions for 3 plays
Do you believe in ghosts?
Devastated by his father’s death and disgusted by his mother’s hasty marriage to his hated uncle, Denmark’s Prince Hamlet has hit the rock bottom of despair. Now the ghost of his father appears, claiming the uncle murdered himâ€”and the spectral accusation torments Hamlet’s troubled mind, driving him to avenge a crime that may or may not be a product of his own imagining. Grand in scope, rich in language, this classic story of haunting, both literal and metaphorical, ranks among Shakespeare’s masterpieces.
Love makes fools of us all
Illyria is a topsy-turvy place full of romantics and eccentrics. At least that’s how it seems to Viola, who’s been cast adrift in this merry world. Out of necessity, she disguises herself as a boy but quickly becomes an object of desire to the woman her employer sent her to woo. Time eventually sorts it all out, but not before Viola and everyone around her are bewitched, bothered and bewildered as they traverse the often contradictory landscapes of their hearts. This sumptuous production sets Shakespeare’s wise, lovely comedy in a shimmering, tune-filled 1930s Hollywood.
Book by Willian F. Brown - Music and Lyrics by Charles Smalls
The quintessential feel-good musical
Dorothy, the Scarecrow, a witch named Evillene and that charismatic huckster the Wiz will light up the stage in this uproarious, song-filled adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz," told through the lens of the African-American experience. With its arch social commentary, journey of self-discovery and infectious songs like “Ease On Down the Road,” The Wiz won seven Tony Awards and had a triumphant four-year run on Broadway. OSF is thrilled to bring this cultural touchstone of the 1970s to our outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre.
Stranger than fiction . . . and all true
The lawyer: a young, brilliant, courageous woman who argued Roe v. Wadebefore the Supreme Court. The plaintiff: a hard-drinking, wild-tempered hippie bartender seeking to end an unwanted pregnancy. As we know, they won the landmark 1973 case that legalized abortion. But what most people don’t know is how their divergent journeys after the case reflect the subsequent polarization in American culture. With shocking turns and surprising humor,Roe illuminates the difficult choices women make and the passion each side has for its cause. Bill Rauch directs this American Revolutions premiere by Lisa Loomer (Distracted).
By Charles Dickens
What’s a gentleman made of?
Young Pip hasn’t had it easyâ€”orphaned early, knocked about by a bad-tempered sister and headed for a life of hard labor. A terrifying encounter in a graveyard and a summons to meet the eccentric Miss Havisham aren’t helping matters. But when a mysterious benefactor sends him to London to become a gentleman, his dreams come true. Or do they? Charles Dickens’ thrilling tale of friendship, love, the price of revenge and the true nature of generosity comes to life in this world-premiere adaptation by OSF favorites Linda Alper and Penny Metropulos.
'From Page to Performance'
will be conducted in the beautiful Renaissance setting of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. Our 2016 Play Selection: Hamlet, Twelfth Night, The Wiz, Roe, and Great Expectations.
Enrollment, Fees, and Registration
Cost - $600 per person - double occupancy - shared bath
Scholarships are available for students: contact the English Department for information.
Students must enroll in ONE of the following:
English 35 (1 unit of transfer credit/letter grade) or English 135 (1 unit of non-transfer credit).
Returning students who have taken English 35 or 135 more than twice must pay an additional fee to the Extended Learning Center. Write a separate check payable to Pasadena City College; note on memo line: Extended Learning Center.
Orientation meeting :
REGISTER EARLY! PAYMENT DEADLINE IS May 20, 2016.
Orientation meeting - June 6, 2016
PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS MAY BE AVAILABLE.
Make check or money order payable to Pasadena City College. Mail to Steve Pell, English Division, Pasadena City College, 1570 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106-2003
Flyers are available in the English Department Office C245 or download below.
Steve Pell teaches English, Linguistics, and English as a Second Language at Pasadena City College, and acting/directing at Los Angeles theatres. He is a professional actor/director and active member of both Actor’s Equity Association and the Screen Actor’s Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG/AFTRA) union. Steve has worked in voice-overs, TV, film, stage, and has performed at Kennedy Center. He has taught acting throughout the Hollywood area for many years.
Dr. Michelle Banks brings a strong background in performing arts and literature to the Ashland Shakespeare Festival. She teaches English composition and literature at Pasadena City College. She has worked professionally in theatre companies in both Los Angeles and New York and is a member of all three acting unions: The Screen Actors Guild, The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Actor’s Equity.
For further information:
Steven Pell: (626) 585-3270 email@example.com
Michelle Banks: (626) 585-3148
Pasadena City College is a state-supported, fully accredited, two-year community college with more than 28,000 students. It is located in Pasadena, California, and serves primarily the West San Gabriel Valley area. PCC offers a high-quality education with an extensive range of general education, transfer, certificate, and associate degree programs. With more than 60 academic and 70 Career and Technical Education programs - as well as Continuing Education, Extended Learning programs, and the Community Education Center - PCC can meet a variety of educational needs.
Here is the web address for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival: www.osfashland.org
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