May Day ~ Ashland
The four of us were out the door by 9:00, driving back down the mountain to the charming town of Ashland, home of the Shakespearean Festival. We had pre booked a backstage tour that included the Thomas, Bowman and Elizabethan theaters.
Our guides were outstanding!
Not only did they give us the history of the theater, we also felt like we received a crash course in acting and all that goes into producing a professional production from set design, costumes, language, projection, lighting, green room, auditioning, play selection, and so much more.
No photography was allowed inside the theaters, but we ended the morning at the outside arena and were able to snap a photo there.
A lunch in town followed.
And of course we had to have them try the infamous “Lithia Water”
Jan and Mark met us in time for our 1:30 engagement to attend the play, “Sense and Sensibility”. Our guide from earlier in the day, Kate, played the mother. It was such fun to have spent the morning with her and then watch her in action. They had a surprise twist at the end where the performers threw in a variety of hip-hop/modern dance moves that caught us all off guard, and had us in stitches.
After the play we wandered through Lithia Park which is right next door. The azaleas and rhododendrons were in bloom.
I love springtime!
GRATITUDE MOMENT: We have been so fortunate for our timing to work out perfectly. PLUS, the weather is starting to warm up 🙂