• 2018 FESTIVAL DATES

    August 25 , 26 September 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21
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Stage Acts, Street Acts & Royal Court Events

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The Perfect Touch with Columbina
The Perfect Touch with Columbina Michele Schultz. A courtesan was a well-educated independent woman who was believed to have high standards and very loose morals. That may be true, but Columbina would never tell...for free. Find out what makes this Courtesan the best of the best. Join Columbina for bawdy music, laughter, and more as she shows you how she achieved "The Perfect Touch." PG for mature themes. http://www.taskmaskers.com/index.htm
Pirate Escape
Pirate Escape Pirates are the scourge of the seven seas and the law is clear that they must be hunted down and captured. It’s also clear that we all want to see them escape, to sail again. Horatio Bachsjumpor, aka Captain Nobeard (Matthew Pauli), is always prepared in case he is captured. He will be shackled, chained, and secured in a crate. Can he slip his bonds and escape? At the Lyric Stage.
Puke & Snot
Puke & Snot Mark Sieve, John Gamoke. One of the longest running and most successful acts in the history of renaissance festivals. Intense wit, flashy swordfights, and organic vegetables: the laughs come in waves, often at racetrack speed. Their comedy owes as much to Abbott and Costello as it does to Avon’s Bard. A gallant romp of hysterical fun. http://www.pukensnot.com/ Performing at the Royal Stage on 10/7 - 10/22.
The Queen's Singers :  A Royal W(h)ine
The Queen's Singers : A Royal W(h)ine Stephanie Phelan, music director. Even royalty needs to vent sometimes! The Queen's Singers show their real feelings in a Royal W(h)ine fest; a bit of song and scuttlebutt. At the Reveler's Bower. Photo by David Sadowsky
The Renaissance Man
The Renaissance Man Elizabethan England’s greatest actor of tragedy, Ned Alleyn, presents a hysterically historical discourse on Tudor life as you ne’er knew it! Ned will regale you with embarrassingly true tales of the Queen, his own rivalry with Shakespeare, and other topics ranging from hygiene & health, romance & religion, science, superstition, and Shakespeare's stage! And juggling! 8/25-8/26
Renaissance Rumble
Renaissance Rumble Starring 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 http://www.renaissancerumble.com/
Robin Hood & Maid Marian
Robin Hood & Maid Marian Special 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 Welcome
Royal Event: The Royal Welcome Written 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 Boleyn
Royal Court Show: Mine Own Sweetheart. The Love Letters of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn In 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 Farewell
Royal Event: The Closing Ceremony and Royal Farewell Join 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  Henry VIII
Shakespeare's Henry VIII The Acting Company presents Shakespeare's Henry VIII. Directed by Mary Ann Jung. This 50 minute production will focus on the rise of Anne Boleyn, Henry and Katherine's annulment trial at Blackfriars, and the fall of Cardinal Wolsey. Performed at the Globe Theatre
Shakespeare's Skum
Shakespeare's Skum Carolyn 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.
STREETspeare
STREETspeare Brevity 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 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!
Topsy Turvy Show
Topsy Turvy Show Lily Hufnagel and Amanda Renaud return with The Topsy Turvy Show - a performance of acrobatics, circus arts, people balancing and more! 9/8 - 10/21 Photo: Andrew Lesny Photography
TreasueQuest: Pirate Comedy and Magic
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