August to April Series
The Enchanted Years of the Stage
The 17th annual Theatre Forum focuses on the American theatre around the turn of the 20th century. Scheduled are lectures featuring the influence of such great names as Eugene O'Neill; Florenz Ziegfeld and the Ziegfeld Follies; P.G. Wodehouse, Jerome Kern, and Guy Bolton, the producers of the "Princess Musicals"; and Ira and George Gershwin.
Presenters include Nancy Gisbrecht Bailey, Sonja Bruzauskas, Ronnie Claire Edwards, Tom Foral, Chesley Krohn, Lamar Lentz, Felicia Hardison Londré, Kate Pogue, Vern Sutton, and Ann Thompson.
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The three-day event offers appetizing meals in the Victorian-style Menke House dining hall, as well as an open-air lunch in the lush Menke gardens on Saturday. Meals are available to all registered attendees. Formal dress is encouraged for the Saturday evening reception in the Menke House Parlours followed by dinner in the dining hall. Registration and meals may be purchased online by clicking on the "View Prices and Purchase" button above.
The full weekend also offers times to relax during morning walks with Ann Thompson, and an informal Saturday evening get-together in Kafe Kaffeine.
Overnight accommodations are available. Please call the office at 979-249-3129 to make reservations. You may also call this number for more information regarding the forum.
Refund Policy: A 20% cancellation fee applies until October 17. After October 17, no refunds will be issued.