Join us for special events exclusively for our guests
April 7, 2018
Carolyn Gage’s very latest one-act play! Easter Sunday is a brand-new play, and the playwright and Boston actress Julia Reddy (currently touring in The Second Coming of Joan of Arc) will be reading it. Audience members are invited to give feedback, becoming part of the new-play process!
The play is set in New York in 1960, and it is about Marty Mann, the lesbian who founded the National Council on Alcoholism and who was “the” national spokesperson and public face of alcohol awareness for decades. In 1960 she relapsed.This is a play about lesbians in the 1950’s, about Cherry Grove and Fire Island, about recovery, and about love. It’s also about the tensions between working class dykes and upper middle class “passing” lesbians.The play breaks all kinds of new ground. This is going to be a very exciting reading.
Book you room today! Carolyn’s prior theatre weekends have all sold out. You do not want to miss this opportunity to experience Carolyn’s truly remarkable work.
June 16, 2018
A drum circle is a musical gathering, but it’s more than just the instruments and the act of drumming; it is the shared experience of the participants. A drum circle is really a people circle, where the creative spirit is shared by everyone. It is not a percussion ensemble performing a prepared piece of music, or a drumming class led by a teacher, nor any group that is re-creating music it has played before. It’s a unique event that is spontaneously created by the participants, with the help of a facilitator.
The Solstice Drum Circle will be led by Anne Boedecker and Gail Byrnes. Both are experienced group facilitators who know how to create a fun experience for everyone. There will be plenty of drums and other percussion instruments, but feel free to bring your own.
September 8, 2018
October 20, 2018 - October 22, 2018
Come enjoy this beautiful oasis with other single lesbians and their friends. There will be a fireside concert Saturday night, pizza supper, time for connection around the breakfast table and in front of the fire.
Singles Weekend Special: Singles, bring a couple with you; or couples, bring a single friend! Both parties will receive 20% off.
November 10, 2018
Carolyn Gage and Julia Reddy will be performing a reading of Carolyn’s one-act play The Obligatory Scene.
The Obligatory Scene is a play about a young lesbian couple—a law school student and a theatre major, who are struggling with intimacy issues. It’s a funny, sometimes painful, deep and deeply radical exploration of one of the most taboo subjects in lesbian culture… so-called “lesbian bed death.” The play has been performed in Minneapolis and read in Madison, WI and Cork, Ireland. Playwright Gage is enthusiastic about the reading: “I look forward to presenting this work in an environment that is so warm and ‘family.’ The post-show conversations at the Highlands Inn are always so rich.”
“Poignant and thought-provoking… one of the strongest pieces of the festival…” –Aisle Say Twin Cities
“Frankly, it was nice to see a play with a lesbian couple who didn’t break up or die at the end for a change (oops, spoiler alert). Come for the convoluted, amusing emotional argument, stay for them actually staying together.” –Twin Cities Daily Planet
November 22, 2018
Enjoy the Inn’s hospitality at its best when old and new friends gather for Thanksgiving dinner. We will serve a traditional Turkey feast with all the trimmings and yummy desserts. Cost is $70 per person. Three night minimum stay please.
Saturday night enjoy a cozy house concert with Emily Nyman. With her unique style, poetic lyrics, soothing vocals, and expressive guitar, Emily Nyman’s performance is a real treat. An eclectic mix of tunes, including singer-songwriter, folk, and classic rock, with a sprinkling of blues, country and old standards, Emily’s performance is sure to please audiences of all musical tastes. She connects with her audience in an intimate way, inviting listeners to experience the emotions behind her originals and reminisce to familiar tunes. For more information and sound samples, go to Emily’s website: http://www.emilynymanmusic.com/
December 31, 2018 - January 1, 2019
Good Music, Good Food, Good Company!
Dinner and celebration: $75 per person.
Three night minimum stay.
Special music will be provided.
Special Occassions and Group Events
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