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THE TRIPPERS ARE GOING TO LONDON WITH P.A.D. STEPHANIE GULARTE

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Stephanie Gularte is thrilled to be heading to London with the American Stage Trippers this fallOctober 10-20, and would like to invite you to join! For the past thirty years, the Trippers have traveled around the country and around the world on cultural adventures. These trips have provided great memories and unique experiences to hundreds of travel lovers, while raising critical funds that support American Stage’s programming. 

General Manager, and Lead Tripper, Tom Block shares 5 of the most exciting things on the docket for this year’s trip:

5. FOUR THEATER PRESENTATIONS AND POST-PLAY DISCUSSIONS WITH STEPHANIE GULARTE

Our fall trip to what many call the “theatre capital of the world” will be Stephanie’s first opportunity to join the Trippers and she is already having a great time working with General Manager Tom Block to plan an amazing 10-day experience. Stephanie has been poring over the fall London theatre line-up to select the dynamic plays that the Trippers will be seeing— “We got really lucky with the tickets we were able to secure – some of the hottest productions this fall!”

In addition to visiting Salisbury and London, going on interesting excursions, eating great food and staying in elegant hotels, Stephanie will be hosting several gatherings where the Trippers will have the opportunity to chat about the plays before and after each performance.

When you step inside the Prince of Wales, you feel like you’€™ve been transported back in time. The lobby is wonderfully ornate with intricate hardwood floors, plush Victorian furniture, a stained glass mural, beautiful sculptures and plenty of fresh roses. Experience luxury and feel like royalty.

4. A TOUR OF THE ROYAL ELTHAM PALACE

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The Trippers will experience the decade of decadence at Eltham Palace as they are transported back to the 1930s (just in time for cocktail hour!). Created for millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld, Eltham Palace is part showpiece of Art Deco design and 1930s cutting-edge technology, and part medieval royal palace. The Trippers will make themselves at home, try on clothes, play games and listen to music, as a guest of the Courtaulds.

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The American Stage Travel Trippers are going to PITTSBURGH!

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The American Stage Trippers are at it again! Traveling across the country to experience world class theatre with the convenience and comfort of having their whole trip planned out to a tee. This October, the Trippers will be visiting Pittsburgh, a Conde Nast Top Destination.
Follow their journey: #ASTravelTrippers

General Manager, and Lead Tripper, Tom Block shares 5 of the most exciting things on the docket for our Pittsburgh Trippers:

5. A visit to the Frick Art and Historical Center

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Our Trippers will experience the culture and refinement of the Gilded Age (1870s to about 1900), view fine and decorative arts, magnificent exhibitions, and much more.
Learn more: http://www.thefrickpittsburgh.org/

 

4. A visit to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater

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America’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, designed Fallingwater for his clients, the Kaufmann family. It instantly became famous, and today it is a National Historic Landmark.
Learn more:
http://www.fallingwater.org/

 

3. A visit to the August Wilson Cultural Center to see a dance performance by Bill T. Jones/Arne Zane Company

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The August Wilson Center for African American Culture building is on Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. It includes galleries, classrooms, a 500-seat theater, a gift shop, a cafe, and many multi-purpose spaces for visual and performing art.

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company is an American dance company based out of Harlem in New York City. Based on a powerful oral history that Bill T. Jones himself conducted with the 95-year old French Jewish nurse/ social worker (and Bill’s mother-in-law), Dora Amelan, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane reveals a harrowing, touching and inspirational story, as told through 25 dance chapters. This beautifully choreographed narrative gives voice to Dora’s painful early life in Belgium during World War Two and her courageous work with the Jewish underground in Vichy, France’s internment camps, Gurs and Rivesaltes. Dora is a moving portrait of perseverance and survival.
Learn more:
https://culturaldistrict.org/pages/aacc

 

2. The Quantum Theatre’s production of THE RIVER, the poetic, haunting play by Jez Butterworth

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Jez Butterworth followed his smash Tony-winner Jerusalem with this poetic and haunting play: part mystery, part gothic thriller, and 100% Read the rest