Shakespeare Festival “Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” – Goethe
Shakespeare Festival Update
Unfortunately, as most of you already know, this year's Shakespeare Festival has been cancelled. We're already on the roster for next year though!
Waiting at Pearson Station will be performed at sometime in the future. Kudos to Eirin Murray for writing and directing the piece.
It is a good time to view online productions of Shakespeare's work. The Bard himself would be encouraging you to experience one of his famous plays.
LVR students have attended this well known festival for 18 years. This year students will once again participate in this inspiring event, held in Vernon April 23-25. Check out http://www.goodwillshakespeare.ca for more information. Auditions for the Shakespeare play will be held in late December. A senior student, Eirin Murray, has written a short play in Shakespearean verse called, Waiting at Pearson Station, which she, along with the help of Zac Evans, will direct. Kudos to Erin for her creative initiative and inspired play.
Letter to Parents/Informational Sheet
March 10, 2020
Your child is planning to attend the annual Good Will Shakespeare Festival to be held in Vernon, BC, April 23 to April 25. Over three days students experience professional workshops, nightly performances, and two keynote addresses. Students will have the opportunity to work with theatre professionals from around the province and see some inspired high school theatre.
This year LVR thespians will perform, Waiting at Pearson Station, an original piece written and directed by Eirin Murray, a talented grade 11 student. We will also perform this piece during an evening of theatre at LVR in late April.
For more information about the festival google Vernon Good Will Shakespeare Festival 2020. As well, please find the attached information sheet and permission form. If there are questions or concerns, please contact the school at 352-5538 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is a joy working with your children.
Robyn Sheppard (Drama Teacher)
Good Will Shakespeare Festival 2020 Information Sheet for Parents
Schedule: Depart 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 from LVR Depart 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25 from Vernon Lodge & Conference Centre (3914-32nd Street) Return to LVR approximately 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25.
Mode of Travel: School Bus
Sponsor Teachers: Jaime Lord and Robyn Sheppard Emergency Cell Number: 250-777-3142
Accommodation: (for all students and sponsor teachers) Vernon Lodge & Conference Centre 3914-32nd Street Vernon, BC (250) 545-3385
Workshops and Performances: The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre W.E. Seaton Secondary School (250- 542-3361)
Cost: Each student must pay $250 to attend the festival. This amount covers the following.
One Lunch/one dinner
A Festival T-shirt
If you wish to pay by cheque, please make payable to L.V. Rogers Secondary School. Please write student’s name on the cheque. Thank you.
Extra funds are needed to cover the cost of the following:
4x breakfast money
3x lunch money
4x dinner money
Bring treats and dinner for Wednesday's journey. Also, bring a bathing suit as there is a pool at the lodge.