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September 13, 2019

Experience the British Theatre with Ocean County College

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TOMS RIVER, NJ – Experience the British theater on Ocean County College’s 41st Annual Theatre in London Seminar/TripJanuary 8-19, 2020. Members of the community are welcome to participate on a non-credit basis. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and out of high school. OCC students will be enrolled in THTR 296 for three college credits. A number of scholarships are available for students.

Registration Deadline: September 20, 2019.
Seminar/Trip: Ten to twelve plays at the Royal National, the West End, and the Fringe! Talk-back sessions with actors, directors, playwrights and/or designers. Backstage tour of Royal National Theatre. Plenty of free time for sightseeing, shopping, museums, and world-class restaurants.

Seminar LeaderGary Shaffer is a professor of Communications & Media Studies at OCC. He directed the hit off-broadway comedy You’ve Got Hate Mail, and has produced several off-Broadway productions, including Kosher Franks, My Italy Story, and Anne Meara’s award-winning comedy After-Play. Shaffer is also the producer of the national tour of the new musical comedy The ManOPause Boys.

Tour Package: Round trip airfare on United Airlines; round trip airport transfers; trip insurance; 10 nights accommodations at the Grafton Hotel; theatre tickets; tour of Shakespeare’s Globe; day trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon; full English breakfast daily; most tips, taxes, OCC instruction, tuition, and fees.

Not Included: Personal expenses, lunch and dinner, and items not specifically listed above.

Cost: $4,457.50 per person, double occupancy, Ocean County resident.

Single Room Supplement: $1,088.

Out-of-County Participant Fee: $54.

Out-of-State Participant Fee:$312.

NOTE: The program cost is based on the exchange rate and the prevailing price in effect at the time of printing. Should airfare, land costs, and the dollar/pound exchange rate become less favorable, participants may be billed accordingly.

Rave Reviews: 

“This trip is an incredible treat for theatre lovers.” – Carolyn Schuham / Boulder, CO

“This trip is a must for anyone who wants to learn more about every aspect of theater and have great fun while doing it!”– Cyndee Gary / Toms River, NJ

For more information or to register for the trip, contact Gary Shaffer at or 732-255-0400, ext. 2296.

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