GET YOUR PASSPORTS IN ORDER And Join Us for Hamilton-Gibson’s Seventeenth Annual Theatre Excursion to Canada’s
October 14-16, 2016
The Hypochondriac Yes, it’s the best medicine. Just try not to laugh yourself sick. If you need a pick-me-up, we prescribe this riotous farce about a father who’s healthy, wealthy, and hilariously unwise. (May cause hysteria, convulsions and elevated levels of delight.)
Directed by Antoni Cimolino and featuring Stephen Ouimette, Ben Carlson, Trish Lindström, and Luke Humphrey, Molière’s play is set in 17th-century Paris.
Like Shakespeare, Molière (1622-1673) was a practical man of the theatre. Both were actors as well as playwrights; both had incredible insight into human life; and both had a breath-taking mastery over language.
Macbeth One man’s spellbinding descent from brave soldier to corrupt king. Surrender to a haunting story of ambition and its dark consequences, as a military hero and his wife conspire to seize the throne of Scotland. Directed by Antoni Cimolino, this production is set in historical period: 11th-century Scotland.
It is believed that Shakespeare wrote Macbeth in the hopes of pleasing King James I (formerly James VI of Scotland). However, perhaps upset by its depiction of witches influencing human destiny, James banned Macbeth for five years.
A Chorus Line It’s one singular sensation. On stage, they move as one. But each member of that glittering line has a unique history of hope and heartbreak, revealed in the life stories they share in this inspiring musical masterpiece. Enjoy the lively action on the Festival Theatre stage.
Director and Choreographer Donna Feore has set this song and dance spectacle in a Broadway theatre in the modern era. The Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban musical numbers include “One” and “What I Did for Love.”
Shakespeare in Love What if the world’s greatest love story almost wasn’t told? A young writer named Will Shakespeare comes down with writer’s block—until he finds a muse. Art mirrors life in a hilarious and passionate tale of romance and backstage fun. Welcome to Elizabethan London in 1595!
The stage play is based on the 1998 screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and adopted for the stage by Lee Hall. This North American premiere stars Shannon Taylor and Luke Humphrey, with Tom McCamus and Stephen Ouimette. The Stratford production is directed by Declan Donnellan and designed by Nick Ormerod, the creative team from the 2014 London world premiere production.
The Plays: THE HYPOCHRONDRIAC, MACBETH, and either A CHORUS LINE or SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE.
The Transportation: Benedict's Bus Service
The Accommodations: Albert Street Inn
The Cost (bus, hotel, & 3 plays)
$390 per person, double or triple occupancy
$490 per person, single occupancy
Hearing Devices (complimentary for all plays in package if requested).
Deposit: $125 per person (DUE IMMEDIATELY; fully refundable if trip is cancelled)
Deadline for Payment in Full: August 10, 2016 (PLEASE WAIT FOR NOTIFICATION IN JULY!)
Friday, October 14
5:30 am - Bus departs Whitneyville (Begin boarding 5 a.m.) 5:40 am - Bus departs Mansfield 6:20 am - Bus departs Painted Post 9:00 am - Rest stop near Batavia 12:00 pm - Arrive Stratford; check in Albert Street Inn 2:00 pm - [Options: AS YOU LIKE IT (Festival Theatre) or A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Avon Theatre). Buy own tickets in advance.] 8:00 pm - THE HYPOCHONDRIAC (ride bus to Festival Theatre)
Saturday, October 15
2:00 pm - MACBETH (ride bus to Festival Theatre) 8:00 pm - A CHORUS LINE (ride bus to Festival Theatre) OR 8:00 pm - SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (walk to Avon Theatre)
Sunday, October 16
9:00 am - Bus departs hotel 12:00 pm - Fast food lunch in USA 4:00 pm - Bus arrives Whitneyville
PASSPORTS/PASSPORT CARDS. U.S. citizens entering the U.S. from Canada must have a U.S. PASSPORT (Adult $110; Minor $80) or PASSPORT CARD ($30; $15). (The Passport Card is designed for folks who don’t intend travel by air or beyond Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean.) If you’re considering this trip and don’t have a current passport, be sure you apply for one soon! Tioga County residents start at the Prothonotary’ s office at the Court House in Wellsboro (724-9281). Estimated turn-around time: 4-6 weeks.
For more INFORMATION ABOUT STRATFORD’S 2016 SEASON, check the official website: ⦁ www.stratfordfesival.ca
For more INFORMATION ABOUT HG’s OCTOBER TRIP, contract Larry Biddison at 570-724-4586 or ⦁ firstname.lastname@example.org