TORONTO PURSUITS – 4th Annual Stratford Excursion, July 13 to 15, 2012

As a prelude to Toronto Pursuits (July 15 to 20) we are again offering a trip to the Stratford Festival from Friday, July 13 to Sunday, July 15, 2012.  Hosted by Gary and Pat Schoepfel, join in this exciting celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Stratford Festival.

This year you will attend three plays:  the opening night of Shakespeare’s Henry V, directed by Tony award winning director, Des McAnuff,  Hirsch, a new play about the legendary Canadian director, John Hirsch, and The Pirates of Penzance, one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most beloved operettas with the delightful Amy Wallis as Mabel Stanley.

Enjoy a visit to the new Festival Exhibition, Most Rare Visions: 60 Years of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. It features a recreation of backstage of the original Festival tent, unique artifacts, photos and rare footage from the Festival Archives celebrating decades of Festival history. Included is an Exhibition Talk by one of the members of the Festival production staff.

Have lunch at The Parlour located in a turn of the century building offering an innovative twist on classic pub fare. There will be a welcome reception, Sunday brunch buffet at Henry’s at the Queens and group discussion opportunities to round out your weekend.

We will again stay at the charming Queen’s Inn centrally located in the heart of Stratford.  There will be time to enjoy this loveliest of towns and to discuss the plays with your fellow travellers.

Cost $966 CAD per person.  Includes round trip transportation in a private coach from the Victoria College campus, two-night stay at a historic inn (double occupancy),  Friday pub lunch, A and A+ tickets to three plays in three different theatres, special exhibit tour and talk, Sunday brunch and discussion opportunities.  Also online pre-discussion of Henry V facilitated by Gary Schoepfel, if interested.

Space is limited, so register now and check out our program for Toronto Pursuits.

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