• June 19, 2019–June 21, 2019

Join Calvin friends for this delightful trip to Ontario for the 2019 Stratford Festival, led by Gary Schmidt and Debra Freeberg. Packed with a full itinerary including five theatre productions, three group dinners, transportation, accommodations, and more, this tour will be entertaining and get you thinking!


  • June 19: Neverending Story, Mother’s Daughter
  • June 20: Nathan the Wise, Othello
  • June 21: Billy Elliot the Musical

Tour Leaders

Gary Schmidt is co-chair and professor of English at Calvin. He is a prolific author of children's literature and young adult fiction who recently contributed to the Star Wars anthology From A Certain Point of View: Star Wars (2017) through writing the only chapter from Yoda's point of view. Originally from New England, Gary regularly leads the New England Saints interim course in January.

Debra Freeberg is director of theatre and professor of communication arts and sciences at Calvin. Her academic interests include playwriting and directing, Scandinavian Theatre, and children’s theatre. She has directed numerous performances with the Calvin Theatre Company, including Sense and Sensibility, Arabian Nights, and The Philadelphia Story.

More Information

More information about this trip will be available in January 2019. Please email alumni@calvin.edu if you’d like to join the interest list for this trip.


Calvin Alumni Association
Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning

Calvin travel programs are open to Calvin alumni and friends: non-alumni spouses, Calvin parents, CALL members and any friends of Calvin are welcome to participate.

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