Theatre in Ashland
Dates : May 10 - 16, 2015
6 Days/5 Plays/4 Prologues/2 Classes facilitated by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Much Ado about Nothing
Loveâ€™s in the air when Don Pedroâ€™s army, drunk with victory from the war, descends upon Leonatoâ€™s country estate in Messina. Traveling with him is Claudio, who wants to marry Leonatoâ€™s daughter Hero. Meanwhile, Claudioâ€™s friend Benedick and Leonatoâ€™s lively niece Beatrice hide their mutual attraction behind a volley of witty insults. But their world is shattered when Claudio, influenced by a scheming malcontent, levels a shocking accusation at Hero. A linguistically challenged guard and his sidekicks uncover the plot, casting a beam of hopefulness in this tempestuous landscape of love.
This production of Much Ado About Nothing is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
Guys and Dolls
Nathan Detroit runs the oldest established permanent floating crap game in New York. There are well-heeled shooters everywhere, but itâ€™s no dice unless they have a place to gambleâ€”and that takes dough. Nathanâ€™s got a bet that high roller Sky Masterson can't land a date with a straight-laced Salvation Army doll, but love is never a sure thing. And his fiancÃ©e Miss Adelaide will walk out if she doesnâ€™t walk down the aisle soon. Whatâ€™s a poor guy to do? Put your money on this hilarious musical classic directed by Mary Zimmerman, who created OSF's 2012 smash hit The White Snake.
A father's fabulous odyssey
Pericles, Prince of Tyre, sets out to woo a princess and sails headlong into harrowing adventure. Pursued by an evil king, Pericles is blown from port to exotic port. Along the way, he finds the love of his life, then loses her and their infant daughter in a storm-tossed sea. Happily,this is a Romanceâ€”Shakespeareâ€™s firstâ€”where in true storybook fashion, miracles reunite the lost with those who love them, bringing joy and safe harbor at last.
Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land
Two playsâ€”one a bawdy retelling of a classic Chinese fable, the other a poignant story of a couple separated in the wake of Chinaâ€™s 1949 revolutionâ€”collide onstage when two acting troupes accidentally book the same theatre for rehearsals. Amid the chaos, squabbles and comical jabs at theatre life, the two plays begin to mysteriously intertwine, their epic themes calling to each other across the centuries in a blend of modern realism and Peking opera. Internationally acclaimed Taiwanese playwright Stan Lai directs his 1986 meditation on love, loss and memory, regarded as a masterwork of modern theatre in China.
Long Day's Journey into Night
By Eugene O'Neill | Directed by Christopher Liam Moore
The ultimate American family drama
Actor James Tyroneâ€™s summer home is haunted by alcohol, addiction, failed dreams and ghosts of resentments gone but hardly forgotten. Mary, his delicate wife, nurses her losses and lives in an idealized past. His eldest son Jamie is a failed actor who excels at one role: the scapegoat who, more often than not, tells the brutal truth. Only Edmund, the youngest, might succeed if he can overcome his heredity and precarious health. Christopher Liam Moore (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Streetcar Named Desire) directs Eugene Oâ€™Neillâ€™s semiautobiographical masterpiece in which hell is a family whose members want to love each other but donâ€™t know how.
'From Page to Performance'
will be conducted in the beautiful Renaissance setting of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. Our 2015 Play Selection: Much Ado About Nothing, Love in the Time of Peach Blossoms, Guys and Dolls, A Long Day's Journey into Night, and Pericles.
Enrollment, Fees, and Registration
$550 (Double/Shared Bath)
$670 (Single Room/Shared Bath)
$885 (Single Room/Private 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 of $50 to the Extended Learning Center. Write a separate check for $50 payable to Pasadena City College; note on memo line: Extended Learning Center.
Orientation meeting :
REGISTER EARLY! PAYMENT AND ENROLLMENT DEADLINE IS ____. NO REFUNDS AFTER _______. 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
Brochures 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.
For further information:
Steven Pell: (626) 585-3270 email@example.com
Shane Underwood: (626) 585-7049
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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