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Stage Acts, Street Acts & Royal Court Events
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Renaissance RumbleStarring Joe Grasso, John Kelso, Mike Martin, Casey Severn, John Dickson Wakefield. Stage Manager: David Sadowsky.
Do you love everything about Shakespeare except for all of those words? Have you ever wished Hamlet would stop complaining and do something about his problems BEFORE ACT FIVE? Are tights simply not masculine enough for you?
Then trade in those tights for a big manly unitard, and step into the arena as Renaissance Rumble presents: Shakespeare in the Ring! Join your host, William Shakespeare, as he presents his most famous fight scenes as they were always meant to be seen - with less exposition and more headlocking, body-slamming violence! Rated PG
Robin Hood & Maid MarianSpecial guests for Children's Weekend! (August 26th & 27th) Returning to Revel Grove are Robin Hood and Maid Marian (Patrick and JoNell Franz). They present interactive shows where kids are the stars. Don't miss them!
Royal Event: The Royal WelcomeWritten by: Carolyn Spedden
Directed by Tom Plott and Mary Ann Jung.
The Mayor and his family official welcome the royal court to celebrate the 41st harvest festival. This morning show is an excellent primer for all festival guests as you will meet the villagers and court, and learn the gossip which will propel the court & village drama throughout the day.
10:30am at Gatehouse Stage.
Photo by Melissa Jo York-Tilley.
Royal Court Show: Mine Own Sweetheart. The Love Letters of Henry VIII to Anne BoleynIn 1527 Anne Boleyn was away from Court in Hever Castle for much of the year. King Henry, in the grip of new and intense love, wrote her a series of letters. In this intimate drama, King Henry (Fred Nelson) and Anne Boleyn (Heather O'Shaughnessy) read from the actual letters in Original Pronunciation (OP). Hear the letters as they most likely would have sounded in 1527. Photo by Amy Davis of the Baltimore Sun
Royal Event: The Closing Ceremony and Royal FarewellJoin the villagers at 6:55pm at the gate to bid the King, Queen, and Royal Court a final farewell in this official closing ceremony. We lower the royal standard and sing the beautiful ballad, Wild Mountain Thyme, to end our festival day.
Shakespeare's SkumCarolyn Spedden, who is the writer and director too. Liz Demery, Stephon Walker, Steve Wannall.
“Absolute genius parodies of the Bard’s work” - City Paper.
Taking the text from the Bard's greatest plays and adding their own special brand of humor, these thirty minutes adaptations are funny to those unfamiliar with Shakespeare and even funnier to those who know the plays. This season the Skummers will perform their classic Macbeth In 20 Minutes or Less, the oft requested Tag-Tam Romeo & Juliet (AARP version), and the ever popular and simply ridiculous Shakespeare in Jeopardy! At the Globe. Don't say you weren't warned.
STREETspeareBrevity is the soul of wit! STREETspeare is the festival's unique program to present a bit of the Bard, and works from other medieval and renaissance writers, into the pathways of Revel Grove. Scenes will run between 4 - 10 minutes long. Collect all of them! A listing of the scenes, times, and locations plus a special STREETspeare playing card will be available at Customer Service!
Stupina Stupina (Michele Schultz) returns to the village from September 30th to October 22nd. Stupina has her own special innocent charm which delights children ages 1 to 100!
Swami YomahmiStephon Walker.
Swami YoMahmi presents phenomenal feats of sideshow hilarity using shattered glass, rusty nails, razor blades, and a rubber chicken.Even if you've seen a sideshow before, you've never seen anything like Swami YoMahmi. Rated PG for the squeamish! At the Lyric Stage.
TreasueQuest: Pirate Comedy and Magic
Captain Nobeard (Matthew Pauli) is a no good, lying scoundrel of a pirate who has misplaced a treasure. Until he finds the true map again, he is cursed to always carry a jar of the waters where the treasure was lost. Can a pirate use a little magic and some help from the audience to find the truth and restore the treasure? At the Gatehouse Stage
Vixens En GardeNew this season!
This talented and tempting trio swashbuckle their way through Shakespeare using daring swordplay, witty repartee, and a naughty sense of humor—all in an interactive fast-paced show that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Performing 8/26 - 9/10.
The Walking Tree ManOn September 23rd and 24th you may find one of the trees in Revel Grove is talking to you. Don't be alarmed - it is Oakley, the walking tree man, who will amaze and delight your entire family!
Wheel of DeathGrant Murray.
Death defying, daring and dangerous. Ichabod Wainwright will run, jump, flip and more atop the worlds only wooden wheel of death! A three story tall rotating contraption built to defy gravity and equilibrium. Come see Ichabod attempt the impossible! Near the Chapel & Fortune Stage.Don't miss it!