The Festival has ended for 2018. Thank you to all our visitors for a wonderful season and we look forward to seeing you August 24, 2019.
Stage Acts, Street Acts & Royal Court Events
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Fight SchoolRapier Wit-Blunt Comedy-Dangerous Laughter! James Frank, Geoff Thompson, Casey Severn, Mike Martin. The Fight School boys are back for three weekends - 9/15 - 9/30- with a show full of comedy, stage combat, and fascinating historical information on weapons and the art of fighting. At the Globe.
A Fool Named 'O' and "LaLa'Mark Jaster- A Fool named "O",Sabrina Mandell - "LaLa".
Family-friendly physical antics and classic knock-about comedy. A Fool Named "O" has endeared himself to Festival audiences forover 20 years. "O" and his partner, "LaLa" mix classic routines and new material again this year as they have since 2005. At the Lyric Stage. www.happenstancetheater.com photo by Lisa Julia
Fractured Fairy's TalesMichele Schultz.
Laugh along with Mustardseed! She may speak Fairy but she knows how to delight and amuse you. Just don't get too comfortable in that seat, you may end up on stage in this unusual re-telling of a tale you thought you knew! Performing twice per day at the Crooked Cottage Stage from 8/26 - 9/24. photo by John Salim. http://www.taskmaskers.com/index.htm
Gabriel QGabriel Quirk.
Gabriel Q is a puppeteer, costume and puppet builder and a variety performer. He has performed for 25 years at major Renaissance Festivals across the country. He has also performed at the Kim Tom Clown festival in Shaghai, China in 2008. For the past 10 years Gabriel has built and performed large puppets for the krewes of Orpheus and Muses for the Marti Gras parades in New Orleans. http://gabrielq.com/ Performing 9/8 - 10/21 in the pathways.
The Gwendolyn ShowOne half of the popular Steele Sisters comedy sword fighting show, Gwendolyn Steele (Nicole Skelly) is making her way in the world solo. What kind of trouble can she get into? Join in as Gwendolyn explores life, the universe, and how to get a date! At the Lyric Stage and in the pathways.
Gypsy Geoff, the Vaudeville Circus ShowmanWatch Gypsy Geoff bring his stage to life with unique circus stunts, zany marionette puppets, and over the top hat and mouth juggling! His show finale, in which he balances a spinning seventeen gallon washtub atop a chair balanced carefully on the bristles of a broom resting vertically on his chin 25ft in the air, is sure to blow your mind! 8/25 - 9/23.
Hey Nunnie NunniePeals of laughter ring like convent bells as the unconventional Mother Redempta and the mischievous, ukulele wielding, Sister Philomena Claire take to the stage in a dazzling display of improvisational and comedic escapades. 9/15- 9/23 only!
Hilby, the skinny German juggle boyBest described as a show without boundaries, Hilby is the living proof that being German doesn’t mean you can’t be funny. Hilby is an expert in juggling all sorts of objects and subjects. He also is amazing in countless circus and variety skills such as unicycling, balance stunts and more. Performing 9/29 - 10/21.
The Hoop Enchantress Erin Jeannier is a performer with many circus skills: aerial silks, stilts, fire, and hoop artistry. She'll perform her hoop work in the pathways and stages here in Revel Grove, twirling as many as six hoops at a time on her body, feet, and even her nose!
La Dama BobaLa Dama Boba by Lope de Vega, edited and adapted by Carolyn Spedden. Directed by Tom Plott.
The Acting Company presents the fast-paced and funny comedy by Lope de Vega, who is considered a master in the Spanish Golden Age, and second only to Cervantes in the world of Spanish literature.
Octavio, a gentleman in a constant state of exasperation, is trying to marry off his two daughters. All of the fops in town adore elder daughter Nise, who is charming, educated and wise. And then there is Finea, who is beautiful....but a ridiculous fool! Octavio despairs that anyone will marry Finea, but luck is changed when a uncle bequeaths 40,000 ducats to be used as her dowry. This event marks the start of a wacky comedy filled with loyal servants, foppish admirers, disloyal suitors, silly girls turning wise, and wise girls driven mad by love. Of course, there is a happy ending! This one hour adaptation is performed each day at the Globe Theatre. (La Dama Boba translates to the silly or foolish lady.)
Lancelot the BaldAn authentic English gentleman resplendent in tights, this bright character will have you in stitches with his improbable stunts and cheeky comedy.
Watch as he spins plates from his mouth and on the horns of a Viking helmet. Stare in wonder as he balances on a rolling ship and walks blindfolded on a rope. Gasp as he plays with knives and axes. He often leaves his audience not only thinking “How did he do that”, but also, “Why did he do that”! 9/29 - 10/21
Les S. Moore Will Steal Your StuffMaking the world a better place, 20 court-ordered minutes at a time.
Reformed pickpocket, Les S. Moore reveals the insider tricks dippers use to steal your things, without you even knowing.
Les is one of the world’s top stage pickpockets, can perfectly fold a fitted sheet, invented gravity, and is a prolific practitioner of prevarication.
For more surprises, for more laughs, Les S. Moore.
The London BroilA charming and innovative mix of free-flow comedy and fantastic team juggling. AJ, Louie and Matt have performed thousands of shows together nationwide since 1999. Three different shows: “Blades of Fury”, “Juggling well Done” and “Lets Loose” where nothing is planned and anything goes! Visit them at www.thelondonbroilshow.com. Performing on the Royal Stage from 8/25 - 9/23.
Mike AngeloA word from Mike Angelo:
Musical, magicial, paintable, and ‘poetical' too,
Because life without quality art is like Violets (are blue.) Ps--come see my organ
Laughs, oohs and fun- no butts, ands or if's
Appropriate for all ages including kids (if muzzled, gagged, and bearing gifts)
If you were going to see just one show at the Faire, it should NOT be this one.
Unless you'd care, unless you'd dare,
To spend your time immersed in the arts,
at a show for all types (except smart kids and cranky old farts)
Militia TentJames Frank, manager. Rick Herlinger, Rob Slater & Fight Corps.
Have you ever wondered what skills it takes to outfit the King's army? How you make bows and arrows? Interested in seeing demonstrations of metal, leather and wood working? Visit the village Militia tent, near the Jousting arena, and see these skills demonstrated. Weapons makers and fight combatants will be available to answer your questions and tell you more about weapons and life in the Tudor times.
Musical Merrymaking & the Maypole!led by Maggie Sansone, Bill and Cathy Palmer.
Come and dance the maypole and peasant dances. If you can walk you can dance and all ages are welcome! Merry melodies accompany the dances so come and join in, or simply watch the fun!
Musical Merrymaking is from 10am - 11am near customer service. (Just look for the maypole!)