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[Non-YCLA Event] Theater Weekend in San Diego (February 10-12)
Yale Professor Murray Biggs, a popular lecturer in Yale’s English Department who is now semi-retired, is organizing a “Weekend of Theater in San Diego” program this coming February 10-12.

This is an exclusive offer to Yale alumni and their associates to join a first‐time theater weekend in San Diego led by semi‐retired Yale Professor Murray Biggs, now Special Lecturer for the AYA in English and Theater Studies. Although offered in consultation with the AYA about its own theater programs (also led by  Professor Biggs every year since 1991) in the United States, Canada, England and Ireland, and modeled on the AYA’s theater weekends in New York, this is a new venture arranged by Professor Biggs himself to accommodate the increasing demand by Yale alumni for such theater experiences in other major US cities.

Although San Diego has long been a theater destination, its playgoing scene has expanded energetically in recent years, and the new weekend program takes full advantage of the substantial scripts being professionally staged in lesser known venues.
This weekend is a 48-hour theatrical immersion starting at 3 pm on Friday, February 10 and ending after the Sunday matinee.  It begins with my introduction to the Friday evening play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Steve Martin’s witty imagination of a meeting between Picasso and Einstein (and various others) at the legendary Montmartre cabaret.  This will be staged at the renowned Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park.  A group dinner is included.  Saturday morning, 9:30-11:30, is given to a group review of last night’s production, followed by my lead-in to the evening performance, just yards from our hotel, of a scintillating recent American play provocatively titled Bad Jews, by the rising Joshua Harmon.  Sunday morning, 9:30-11:30, begins with what’s sure to be a lively group review of this production and ends with a preface to the afternoon performance of Tchaikowsky at the San Diego Rep. This is a work conceived and performed by the extraordinary Hershey Felder, whose gifts as actor, writer, director, and pianist need no words from me.
   Our hotel will again be the Hacienda-style Best Western Plus (a delightful discovery) in the heart of Old Town and its Mexican scene.  
   The charge for double occupancy is $950 per person and $1,100 for single occupancy.  For those not requiring hotel accommodation, the cost is $800 per person.  These are total prices.  Included are: 
Friday and Saturday night hotel accommodation as needed
Saturday and Sunday hotel breakfast, and light refreshments at meetings
Friday dinner  
scripts of both plays for reading in advance
three introductory presentations
tickets to three performances 
van service to and from theaters as necessary 
lively group discussion, seminar style
a visit from an actor in, or director of, one of our productions.  
A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person secures a place on the program, first come first served, with balance due by January 15.  

Date: February 10-12
PriceThe charge for double occupancy is $950 per person and $1,100 for single occupancy.  For those not requiring hotel accommodation, the cost is $800 per person.  
A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person to secure a place on the program, with balance due by January 15.  Cancellation not later than January 31 will earn a refund of 50% of the total cost.  After January 31 no refund is possible.  The deposit itself is not returnable.  
Checks should be made out to Educational Theater Weekends and mailed to 36 Morse St, Hamden, CT 06517.  All payments will be acknowledged by email.  Questions to murray.biggs@yale.edu; 203-997-6493.  
Murray Biggs, Special Lecturer in English and Theater Studies, Yale Educational Travel  


Event Information
Friday, Feb 10 2017 at 9:00am [ iCal ]

San Diego, CA

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