Rochester Shakespeare Literary Society
The Rochester Shakespeare Literary Society (RSLS) meets on the second Sunday of each month from noon to 1:30 PM at Barrnes & Noble Booksellers (2nd floor meeting room), Pittsford Plaza, 3349 Monroe Avenue, Rochester NY 14618. Meetings are free and open to all. NOTE: Due to Easter and Mother's Day, the meetings in April and May will be on the third Sunday those months.
RSLS is a discussion group intended to prepare our members for upcoming productions of RCP's Shakespeare Players and other Shakespeare productions in Upstate New York and Southern Ontario (for upcoming shows, see below.)
Meetings in 2013 are anticipated to be: January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 19 (tentative), June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10 and December 8.
STRATFORD FESTIVAL TRIP 2013:
August 23-25, 2013: Three Shakespeare plays in Three days. See details below, after the list of upcoming Shakespeare productions in Western NY.
Upcoming Shakespeare productions in Rochester, Upstate NY, and Southern Ontario:RSLS will be discussing these upcoming productions at our 2012 meetings:
The Merchant of Venice: Syracuse Shakespeare Festival: Feb. 8 to 17, 2013, at the New Times Theatre at the New York State Fairgrounds.
The Merchant of Venice, Ithaca Shakespeare Company, Feb. 12 to March 3, 2013, Fall Creek Studio
Richard II, Batavia Players, 56 Harvest Ave., Batavia NY March 14-16 at 7:30
Measure for Measure (Shakespeare Players program of the Rochester Community Players) April 12-27, MuCCC Theater, 142 Atlantic Avenue, Rochester NY
Shakespeare's Birthday Celebration: April 23, 2012; Shakespeare Players of Rochester, at MuCCC Theater, 142 Atlantic Avenue.
A Midsummer Night's Dream, GEVA Theatre Center, Rochester NY, May 8 - June 2
Romeo & Juliet: Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Stratford Ontario, May 1 thru Oct. 19, 2013:
Measure for Measure: Stratford Shakespeare Festival, May 18 thru Sept. 21, 2013
Twelfth Night; Shakespeare Players of Rochester; free Shakespeare at the Highland Park Bowl, Rochester NY July 5-20, 2013
The Merchant of Venice, Stratford Shakespeare Festival June 30-Oct. 18, 2013
Hamlet, Shakespeare in Delaware Park, Buffalo, June 20-July 14
Othello and Much Ado About Nothing, in repertory; Ithaca Shakespeare Company July 2013, Cornell Plantations
Measure for Measure, Shakespeare in Delaware Park, Buffalo, July 25 thru August 18,
The Taming of the Shrew and Macbeth, in repertory, July 2 to Sept. 1, 2013, Shakespeare in High Park (Canadian Stage), Toronto
Twelfth Night, Saratoga Shakespeare Company, Congress Park, Saratoga NY July 17-29
Othello, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, August 4 to Oct. 19
King Lear and All's Well that Ends Well; Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival; Garrison NY; Summer 2013
TBA: Shakespeare in the Park, Livingston County Arts Council, July 11-13, 2013, Mount Morris, NY.
Julius Caesar: Shakespeare Players of Rochester, Oct. 25-Nov. 9, 2013; MuCCC Theatre, 142 Atlantic Avenue
Please note: if you are aware of a Shakespeare production or event in our area, including high school and college productions, that is not on this list, please contact us at rochestercommunityplayers (at) gemail (dot) com, or call Peter Scribner, President of RCP, at 585-261-6461)
Stratford Festival Trip with the Shakespeare Players of RochesterAugust 23 to 25, 2013; The Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
THREE Shakespeare Plays in three days in three Stratford theaters!
(With an option to take in two more plays, if you wish)
2 nights at Arden Park Hotel (Friday and Saturday, August 23 & 24)
1 full dinner (Friday), 2 full breakfasts (Saturday and Sunday)
3 “A” Theater Tickets ( Measure for Measure, Romeo & Juliet, Othello)
Festival Theatre Tour and Costume Warehouse Tour (Saturday morning)
Transportation by van between Rochester and Stratford
All taxes and gratuities are included
OPTION! You may, on your own, reserve tickets for two more plays on Friday afternoon and Saturday afternoon, August 23 and 24. Chose among six other plays and musicals! That would make FIVE plays in three days.
Single person, one room: $875
Two people, one room: $675 per person
Three people, one room (triple occupancy): $625 per person
Four people, one room (quadruple occupancy): $575 per person
IMPORTANT! You must have a valid passport to enter Canada and return to the United States. There will be no refunds if you do not have a passport by the date of the trip.
$325 deposit per person to reserve a spot. NOTE: $200 of this deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE!!
Balance must be received by July 5, 2013. No refunds after July 5.
Limited availability, so first come, first serve
Friday August 23, 2013
7:00 a.m. Depart Rochester by 12 passenger vans
1:00 p.m. Arrival at the Arden Park Hotel in Stratford to drop your luggage.
2:00 p.m. Optional production: You may, if you wish, order tickets on your own for an afternoon performance. Productions on stage at Stratford this afternoon: The Merchant of Venice, Tommy, Mary Stewart, Taking Shakespeare*
3:00-5:30 p.m. Check in to The Arden Park Hotel located 552 Ontario Street, right behind the Main Festival Theatre (5 minute walk). This 114 room property features indoor pool, restaurant, and lounge.
5:30 p.m. Enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel (part of your package)
8:00 p.m. Measure for Measure at the Tom Patterson Theatre (“A” Orchestra seating).
Saturday August 24, 2013
8:00 a.m. Full American breakfast at the hotel. (Part of the package)
9:15 a.m. Behind the Scenes “Festival Theatre Tour” at the main Festival Theatre.
10:30 a.m. Costume Warehouse Tour where guests get a photo op at the end of the tour. You may try on costumes and then have your picture taken.
2:00 p.m. Optional production: You may, if you wish, order tickets on your own for an afternoon performance. Productions on stage at Stratford this afternoon: Fiddler on the Roof, Blithe Spirits, Taking Shakespeare*
8:00 p.m. Romeo and Juliet at the Festival Theatre (“A+” Seating)
Sunday August 25, 2013
8:30 a.m. Breakfast at the hotel at leisure with vouchers in your room key envelope.
10:00 a.m. Luggage Service and check out.
2:00 p.m. Performance of Othello at the Avon Theatre (Orchestra A+ seating)
4:30 p.m. Approximate departure for home.
9:00 p.m. Approximate arrival in Rochester
*Note: for Friday afternoon and Saturday afternoon, we are not reserving or purchasing tickets for any of these shows; ticket availability not guaranteed We advise you make your own ticket purchase at the earliest opportunity.
More information: email Peter Scribner at scribnerpeter (at) gmail (dot) com or call (Rochester area code) 261-6461