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You could be in one of these seats!

You could be in one of these seats!

Once again Lady Lorelei Skye, Dean of the Performing Arts College at Pennsic, has shared the final schedule for Pennsic Performing Arts – and invites you to enjoy the many new and returning performers, events, and more!. The opportunities for entertainment of all sorts are plentiful and varied. You can find the entire schedule below, or it can be viewed at the Pennsic website.

 

Open Auditions
Monday 8/3, 4:00 – 6:00pm (Amphitheater) Whose Line Doth It Be? – Auditions for Evening Performance Think you are a great improviser? Now here’s your chance to audition for the improvisational show, “Whose Line Doth It Be?”, taking place at 7:00 pm in the Amphitheater. Performance slots are limited, so sharpen your wit!
Tuesday 8/4, 12:00 – 1:00pm (Rehearsal and Class Tent) Known World Choir Open Auditions: *Chorulus Pennsicus* – Pennsic 45 Known World Choir open auditions for *Chorulus Pennsicus* for anyone interested in trying out for Known World Choir’s select choir, *Chorulus Pennsicus*.
Wednesday 8/5, 4:00 – 6:00pm (Rehearsal and Class Tent);  Friday 8/7, 2:00 – 4:00pm (Performing Arts Tent) Known World Players – Auditions For Pennsic 45 The Known World Players is seeking actors to audition for next year’s production of Ben Jonson’s riotous Elizabethan comedy of cons and swindlers, “The Alchemist”.  Women and men of teen age and up are welcome.  Audition material will be provided.
Performing Arts Open Events and Rehearsals
Special Emmersion Event
Wednesday 8/5, 3:00 – 6:00pm (Runestone Park) Deed of Culture: Trading in the East This is a historical re-enactment event where Viking traders traveling down the rivers of the east will meet with Moslem traders. Historical forms of hospitality will be explored, as well as an actual trading endeavor between the Viking and Moslem traders. Participants will be in the best re-enactment garb possible and will stay in character throughout the event.
Commedia & Foolery
Sunday 8/2 – Thursday 8/6 9:00 – 10:00am (Amphitheater) Commedia dell’Arte for Youth Hands-on class giving the description and history of *Commedia*, before having the youth create and eventually perform their own skit. Ages 13-17.  Dress Rehearsal:  Performing Arts Tent 8/7 12-1pm  Performance: 8/7  Performing Arts Tent 5-6pm
Tuesday 7/29 – 8/6 10:00 – 11:00am (Amphitheater) Pennsic Fools School Are you a fool or a fool wannabe? Come to Fool School to share and learn. Fools/performers of all types and experience levels are welcome. Jugglers, magicians, singers, freaks and geeks. Get help creating or honing a skit of no more than 5 minutes to perform in the Amphitheater Wednesday 8/6 6-7pm.  You might even become a “Licensed Fool.” Performing is not mandatory.
Friday 7/31, 1:00 – 6pm;  Wednesday 8/5, 1:00 – 6pm  (Ampitheater) Iron Commedia: Creating a New 16th-Century Play If you’ve ever laughed at the zany antics of improvisational Commedia dell’Arte, join members from your favorite troupes to craft, cast, and perform a brand new *commedia* play in just one afternoon with its world premier at at Pennsic that same day! Two sessions, two performances, one each week. Find a mask, put it on, and see what happens!
Tuesday 8/4, 3:00 – 4:00pm  (Marketplace) Pennsic Fools’ Parade The long-standing Pennsic tradition continues!  Pennsic Fools’ Parade in the Marketplace – (Meet at the Bathhouse across from the Coopers Store)  Open to any and all Pennsic campers!  Adults, teens, and kids, come romp around the marketplace with fools from around the Knowne World! Bring your toys, noise makers, juggling balls, puppets, kazoos, and wear your brightest clothing!  Kids under 16 must bring a responsible adult. (This is a great activity for families!) We will meet at the Bath House next to the Coopers’ store. All fools must attend the safety briefing 15 minutes before parade start. Parade lasts about 45 minutes. Please contact the Fool In Charge (THL Sophia the Orange) if you would like to arrange for the parade to visit your encampment or event.
Tuesday 8/4, 8:00 – 9:00pm  (Ampitheater) *Commedia* Meet & Greet Are you a *commedia* actor? A writer? A fan? Come meet and mingle with your fellow fools! All are welcome! Come early for *i Sebastiani’s* performance!
Pennsic Readers Theater – Known World Players
Thursday 7/31, 12:00 – 2:00pm (Rehearsal and Class Tent);  Friday 8/1, 12:00 – 2:00pm (Performing Arts Tent) KWP Pennsic Readers’ Theater – Youth Rehearsal Known World Players – Youth Readers’ Theatre will give the youth (ages 10-17) of the SCA an opportunity to experience a low stress theatre experience and learn about a popular legend from the medieval time creating a staged reading of “The Amazing First Voyage of Sara, Daughter of Sinbad (Based upon The Arabian Nights)”  This script is written by a fellow SCAdian, John Inchingham the Fool.  A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand.  To be performed Friday 7/31 in the Performing Arts Tent at 6:30pm.
Thursday 7/30, 2:00 – 4:00pm  (Rehearsal and Class Tent);  Friday 7/31, 10:00 – 12:00pm  (Performing Arts Tent) KWP Pennsic Readers’ Theater – Adult Rehearsal Known World Players Readers’ Theatre providers a low stress opportunity and theatre experience creating a staged reading of  *The Belle of Battle* by fellow SCAdian Don Orlando Sforza.  A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand. To be performed Friday 7/31 in the Performing Arts Tent at 7:00pm.
Bardic & Music
Tuesday 7/28 5:00 – 6:30pm & Sunday 8/2 5:00 – 6:30pm (Rehearsal and Class Tent) Recorder Jam Session Do you play the recorder? Would you like to play with others in a group setting? Read through Renaissance literature? Come join us. In the 90-minute session we will start with beginner/easy reading and then move towards harder music. If you’re a youth player, then come at the beginning. If you’re more advanced, then come halfway through. Bring your instrument or use one of ours.  Hosted by:  Lady Erlandr Nordenskald
Friday 7/31, 2:00-3:30pm (Performing Arts Tent);  Sunday 8/2, 12:00 – 1:30pm (Rehearsal and Class Tent) Sing We And Chant It V: Madrigal and Part-Song Jam, Optional Rehearsals Meet & greet optional practice session for audience participation “Sing We and Chant It V” Madrigal, Part Song, and A Capella Jam, Monday 8/4, at 6:00pm in the Performing Arts Tent. All are welcome to come and make joyful music! Music will be available to share, or bring your own! (Material fee optional for a folder of this year’s jam music)  Hosts:  THL Lorelei Skye, Mistress Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza, Professor Pieter van Doorn  2015 current song list available here – please let us know if you have any suggestions to add to the mix!
Saturday 8/1, 2:00 – 5:00pm (Runestone Park) Practice Safe Bardic Safe Practice (Formally known as “The Peerless Bardic Circle – the Tradition Continues”)  Bardic Safe Zone!  Welcome, first timers, rusty returners, nervous performers, and all seeking to enjoy a un-intimidating, low-key bardic circle as performer or audience! We invite all those new and exploring the bardic arts: singers, songwriters, poets, storytellers of all levels including apprentices, journeymen; and also anyone who may want to come listen and enjoy the gathering in the shade of the park. No judging rubrics; a few Peers have been known to sneak in, in disguise. If you want to learn more about bardic circles and what they’re all about, come to Lucia’s “Bardic Circles 101” class in AS9, Saturday, 8/1, at 11 am.
Hosted by THL Lucia Elena Braganza at Runestone Park.
Sunday 8/2, Tuesday 8/4 – Friday 8/7 3:00 – 5:00pm (AS9) Bardic Collegium A series of hosted topics and forums presented by the Bardic Collegium; (see sitebook under classes for full details)
Thursday 8/6,12:00 – 2:00pm (Rehearsal & Class Tent) Mini-Bardic Madness Heard about Bardic Madness, but been unable to attend? Now’s your chance. We will be answering one Fyt of Madness at Pennsic. The challenges for it can be found at http://tilted-windmill.com/mini_madness.html. This is an excellent opportunity for new and experienced performers alike. Gentles wishing to participate as a supportive audience are most welcome to attend.  Hosted by Master Cerian Cantwr
Pennsic Choir – Known World Choir and Friends
10:00am – Noon, Thursday 7/30 – Wednesday 8/5 (Rehearsal and Class Tent) Pennsic Choir The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year’s concert features songs of the early to mid-16th century in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Coronation of François I of France. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online now.
2:00 – 3:00pm, Saturday 8/1 – Wednesday 8/5  (Rehearsal and Class Tent) Pennsic Children’s Choir The Pennsic Children’s Choir is open to children up to age 11 who love to sing. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon 8/7 in the PAT, details TBA during regular rehearsals.)
More information can be found here.
4:00 – 5:00pm, Saturday 8/1 – Tuesday 8/4; Wednesday 8/5 3:00 – 4:00pm (Rehearsal and Class Tent) Pennsic Youth Choir The Pennsic Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 – 18 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music *a cappella*. We will be performing as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon 8/7 in the PAT, details TBA during regular rehearsals.)  More information can be found here.
Noon – 2:30pm, 8/6 (Performing Arts Tent) Known World Choir and Friends Dress Rehearsal Combined Pennsic Choir Dress Rehearsal:  Adult Choir, Children’s Choir, Youth Choir, Chorulus Pennsicus, and others
Performing Arts Performances Performing Arts Tent Performing Arts Afternoon Series
Saturday 8/1, 2:00 – 5:00pm European Music Exhibition Come and enjoy an afternoon of European music. Experience the history of composers and a variety of instruments and vocal music from the 11th-16th centuries. Bring your voices, instruments, and play along!
Sunday 8/2, 2:00 – 5:00pm Commedia Experience Come experience *Commedia dell’Arte*! Meet the characters and the actors behind them and learn to act in comic masked style (movement, vocalization, express funny ideas). Experienced actors/directors from several well-known *Commedia dell’Arte* troupes will guide you if you’re new, or give you free advice that’s definitely worth the price to veteran performers!
Monday 8/3, 2:00 – 5:00pm Bardic Arts Exhibition Come and enjoy an amazing afternoon display featuring a variety of bardic arts and artists from around the Known World!
Tuesday 8/4, 2:00 – 5:00pm Middle Eastern & World Dance Exhibition Our exhibition returns for our 19th year to delight and amaze! A perfect afternoon show for all ages!
Wednesday 8/5, 2:00 – 5:00pm Knowne World Pennsic Harp Celebration Come celebrate the harp! Harpers of the Known World will display the wonders of the instrument we love. Open to all harpers of the Known World! Audience and non-performing harpers welcome.
Thursday 8/6 2:30 – 5:30pm Storytelling Exhibition An amazing afternoon display featuring a variety of storytellers from around the Known World!
Performing Arts Performances Amphitheater Confirm with onsite schdules in case of late cancellations or additions
Thursday 7/30 6:30 – 7:30pm The Creepy Bard at the Ampitheater Gather round to hear as David Anthony, The Creepy Bard, and Eva Sutherland, his apprentice, regale you with songs of drinking, roving, fighting, and things to keep secret from your mother. You will laugh, cry, blush and wonder where you left the whiskey.
*Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.*
Thursday 7/30, 7:30 – 8:30pm Richard Wyn – A Bardic in miniature at the Amphitheater A Bardic in miniature at the Amphitheater. A little period, a little SCA, a little fun, and some of my own thrown in because people told me to.
*Show contains adult-themed content.*
Saturday 8/1, 6:30 – 8:30pm Open Stage Shakespeare Night On The Green Welcome back to Open Stage Shakespeare night! Bring your favorite Shakespeare work to share while you enjoy an evening *al fresco* with The Bard!This year on the green of the Amphitheater all are welcome to bring a favorite Shakespeare sonnet or two, monologue under 5 minutes, or short scene (under 10 min.) to perform. Sign in with the hosts night of the show. Come enjoy an evening *al fresco* in company with the Bard!
Monday 8/3, 6:30 – 7:00pm Efenwealt Wystle Comedy Music at the Ampitheater Can’t wait for ʺWhose Line Doth It Be?ʺ to get your giggle-fit started? Let Efenwealt’s goofy songs help you ease into the appropriate mood.
Monday 8/3, 7:00 – 9:00pm Whose Line Doth It Be Welcome to ‘Whose Line Doth It Be?’, the improv comedy show where anything can happen!  Audience members should bring seating. Would-be contestants must attend the Audition at 4 PM. *Some Material may be inappropriate for children under 12*
Tuesday 8/4, 6:30 – 8:00pm i Sebastiani, the Greatest Commedia dell’Arte Troupe in the Entire World! Buon giorno!  O, you lucky people!  Truly you are blessed among the living, for into your lives has come AGAIN i Sebastiani, the Greatest Commedia dell’Arte Troupe in the Entire World!  Join us as we improvise from the thinnest of outlines, a wondrous entertainment in three acts, COMPLETELY DIFFERENT from the one we did on Sunday.  You will be glad that you did!  *Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.*
Wednesday 8/5, 6:00 – 7:00pm Fool’s School Performances and Graduation Come see our Fool School Graduation!  All of the fool’s have been working hard to learn a variety of performances for your viewing pleasure.  (Fools School meets daily: 10-11am 7/28 – 8/5 at the Amphitheater)
Wednesday 8/5, 7:00 – 7:45pm Iron Commedia: World Premere at the Ampitheater! Earlier this same day, a group of foolish players came together to craft, cast, and create a brand new sixteenth-century *Commedia dell’Arte* play to premiere before your very eyes! Sorry, we can’t give you a plot synopsis because we only just built the plot a few hours before the performance! Come see the zany foolishness in extremely live theatre! Note: Possibly some material inappropriate for younger children but it’s unknown until the play is created at the workshop earlier that day.
Wednesday 8/5, 7:45 – 8:30pm *i Verdi Confusi* at the Ampitheater *i Verdi Confusi*: Players’ Patchwork Theatre Company returns with more hilarious antics of *Commedia all’Improvviso*! Of Course! It All Makes Sense Now! *Show Contains Adult-Themed Content*
Performing Arts Performances Performing Arts Tent Confirm with onsite schdules in case of late cancellations or additions
Friday  7/31 Performing Arts Tent
6:00 – 6:30pm Iron Commedia: World Premere Earlier this same day, a group of foolish players came together to craft, cast, and create a brand new Sixteenth Century Commedia dell’Arte play to premiere before your very eyes! Sorry we can’t give you a plot synopsis but we only just built the plot a few hours before the performance! Come see the zany foolishness in extremely live theatre!  *Possibly some material inappropriate for younger children but it’s unknown until the play is created at the workshop earlier that day.
6:30 – 7:00pm Pennsic Youth Readers Theater – “The Amazing First Voyage of Sara, Daughter of Sinbad (Based upon The Arabian Nights)” A staged reading of *The Amazing First Voyage of Sara, Daughter of Sinbad
(Based upon The Arabian Nights)* by the youth of Readers’ Theater. This script is written by a fellow SCAdian, Master John Inchingham the Fool. A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand.
7:00 – 8:30pm Pennsic Readers’ Theater –  *The Belle of Battle* Known World Players Readers’ Theatre presents a staged reading of  *The Belle of Battle* by fellow SCAdian Don Orlando Sforza.  A staged reading means that the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand.
8:30 – 10:00pm Lorelei Skye and Emer Nic Aiden – Sea and Fire Lorelei and Emer take the stage performing beautiful ballads and dynamic duets of SCA, yesteryear, and original works of wit, whimsy, and woe for your enjoyment – including from Lorelei’s CD’s: “Rosaleen Dhu”, “Here there be Dragons”, “Bardic Fires”, and Emer’s CD: “Waves on the Shore”
10:00 – 11:30pm DragonSong DragonSong is a collaborative World Music & Dance Ensemble, performing both original music & traditional folk music from all around the known World.  DragonSong Ensemble: Jeremy Zacherl: Guitar, Vocals, Percussion; Bridget Bystry: Violin, Vocals, Mandolin, Perc.; “Darbuka” Dave Machek: Tupan, Darbuka, Perc.; Denys Proteau: Caval, Ude, Vocals; Billy Woods: Frame Drum, Cow Bell; Kylie Hilali: Kanun, Vocals; Mark Cheater: Rik; Dancers: Na’la & Mavi
Saturday  8/1 Performing Arts Tent
5:00 – 9:00pm Tri-Kingdom Bardic Exhibition This is the yearly Bardic Showcase. This year it includes East, Æthelmearc and Midrealm. Six performers from each kingdom will perform.
9:00 – 10:30pm i Verdi Confusi: Players’ Patchwork Theatre Company Players’ Patchwork Theatre Company returns with hilarious antics of *Commedia all’Improvviso*! Of Course! It All Makes Sense Now!
*Show Contains Adult-Themed Content*.
Sunday 8/2 Performing Arts Tent
5:00 – 6:00pm *Psallite*: Medieval Music for Everyone *Psallite’s* goal is to bring medieval music to everyone, with a focus on the listener. The band performs a variety of European pieces, including troubadour songs, cantigas, and motets. Most songs are sung in translation. Featuring THL Kasha Alekseeva, Lady Jadwiga Krzyzanowska, and Lord Aaron Drummond.
6:00 – 7:00pm Drake Oranwood, Singing Minstrel Drake Oranwood, wandering minstrel, returns to the Pennsic stage to beguile you with tales boldly sung and perform songs included on his first album, ʺHidden Goldʺ.
*Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.*
7:00 – 8:00pm Duke Moonwulf and Michael Longcor The concert that has become a Pennsic tradition! Songs, stories, history and hijinkery with Duke Moonwulf Starkaadhersson along with his special guest/alter ego, Michael Longcor, and surprise friends.
8:00 – 9:30pm Efenwealt Wystle and Aénor d’Anjou For over 20 years these loopy Laurels have been making musical magic with their mix of medieval melodies, bawdy ballads, terpsichorean tirades and sundry songs for SCAdians. Join in the fun for their annual Pennsic concert!
*Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.*
9:30 – 11:00pm i Sebastiani, the Greatest Commedia dell’Arte Troupe in the Entire World Buon giorno!  O, you lucky people!  Truly you are blessed among the living, for into your lives has come i Sebastiani, the Greatest Commedia dell’Arte Troupe in the Entire World!  Join us as we improvise, from the thinnest of outlines, a wondrous entertainment in three acts.  You will be glad that you did!
*Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.*
Monday  8/3 Performing Arts Tent
5:00 – 6:00pm Cantore Boralias A “pick up” choir formed during Pennsic. Ban Ollamh Orlaith Ballach Ingen Fhlainn, OL, of Northshield, organizes music, rehearsals and performers. Note: If you’re interested in performing, find her in Northshield populace camping for an audition.
6:00 – 7:30pm Sing We And Chant It V: Madrigal, Part-Song, and *A Capella* Jam Come one and all who enjoy madrigal and polyphony / part-singing to sing along for an evening of part-song and *a capella* favorites performed by you, The Audience! THL Lorelei Skye returns as your hostess, along with conductors Mistress Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza, Professor Pieter van Doorn, and other guests – for an evening of musical variety. Come and make joyful music, or sit and enjoy the harmony of multiple *a capella* voices!  (Some music will be available to share, or bring your own!) Optional meet-and-greet and rehearsals Friday and Sunday; look in the class listings for more information. You do not need to attend a practice to participate in the Jam.
2015 Song List available online.
7:30 – 8:00pm The Debatable Choir The award-winning Debatable Choir presents a program of medieval and Renaissance choral music by such famed composers as Thomas Morley, Jacobus Gallus Handl, Philippe Verdelot, Giovanni Croce, and Orlando di Lasso. Which song has lyrics written by the infamous Niccolo Machiavelli? Come to the concert to find out!
8:00 – 9:00pm Bards in the Beehive Period music with a twist!  In the spirit of the traveling musicians we perform period music from Antiquity to Elizabethan along with SCA folk, Irish and original works.
9:00 – 10:30pm i Genesii Love! Money! Greed! Sex! Murderation! Overwhelming beauty! Underwhelming intelligence! Terrible poetry! All in one magnificent *Commedia dell’Arte* show, as only *i Genesii* can do! Join us for an evening of wondrous wackiness, fabulous funniness, and tenuous tastefulness! *Show Contains Adult-Themed Content*
Tuesday  8/4 Performing Arts Tent
5:00 – 5:30pm The Creepy Bard Gather round to hear as David Anthony, The Creepy Bard, and Eva Sutherland, his apprentice, regale you with songs of drinking, roving, fighting, and things to keep secret from your mother. You will laugh, cry, blush and wonder where you left the whiskey. *Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.*
5:30 – 6:30pm Sing, Calontir Entertaining songs and stories from performers from Calontir.
*Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.*
6:30 – 7:30pm Fourth Annual Depressing Song Competition We’re back! Once again it’s time to make the judges cry with the most depressing, dismal, dreary song you can drag yourself from the slough of despair to perform. Prizes will be awarded. Sign up at Moongate Designs. * Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12. *Some Material may be inappropriate for children under 12
7:30 – 9:00pm Love Will Return – The Story of Héloïse &  Abélard with Mistress Dervila ni Leanon & Master Efenwealt Wystle Travel back in time with us to 12th-century Paris for this tale of love, lust, tragedy and redemption. Based on the true story of Héloïse d’Argenteuil and Pierre Abélard, Mistress Dervila presents an enthralling one-woman show featuring musical interludes by Master Efenwealt & Maîtresse Aenor.
*Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.*
9:00 – 11:00pm Ken and Lisa Theriot (aka Kenneth and Adelaide) Come join well-known bards, Sir Kenneth MacQuarrie and Mistress Adelaide de Beaumont (aka recording artists Ken Theriot and Lisa Theriot) and friends for an evening of song and merriment!
Wednesday  8/5 Performing Arts Tent
5:00 – 6:00pm Tulstin Troubadours in Concert on Harp, Hurdy Gurdy, Bowed Psaltery, And More! Tulstin Troubadours in concert on harp, hurdy gurdy, bowed psaltery, and more!  Professional musicians Tulstin Troubadours (Apryl Knight/Aibreán Póirtéir, Mark the Harper, and Demaris) are excited to present their first performance at the Pennsic stage. They will share songs from their albums – look for harp, pan flute, hurdy gurdy, bowed psaltery, guitar, fife, flute, and any other instruments they can work into the show!
6:00 – 7:00pm The Hammered Dulcimer Unleashed Join Vince Conaway (THL Vincenzo da Brescia) as he explores period and original music on hammered dulcimer, interspersed with his tales from the road. Vincenzo is a professional dulcimer player, or salterista, who tours extensively in Europe in addition to keeping a full schedule of festivals and events in the US and Canada.
7:00 – 9:00pm John Inchingham, Cerian Cantwr, and the House Sans Nomen in Concert Come and listen to the music and mayhem of some of the Mid-Realm’s best known bards. WARNING: Sightings of polar cows, were-llamas, and ladies with swords and spears, are likely.
9:00 – 11:00pm Marian of Heatherdale & Friends Bardic Concert Well-known bard Mistress Marian of Heatherdale (modern recording artist Heather Dale) will be joined on stage by other bardic performers for a lively evening of song and story. Please join us as you wander through Merchant’s Row! Great for all ages.
Thursday  8/6 Performing Arts Tent
5:30 – 6:30pm Storytelling Academy Student Performance The student performance of Minerva’s Spindle’s Storytelling nine-day academy from Minerva’s Spindle, 158. During the nine-day academy, students gained knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world.
6:30 – 8:15pm Known World Choirs Performance The Pennsic Choirs, consisting of the Pennsic Choir, the select choir Chorulus Pennsicus, the Youth Choir, and the Children’s Choir, will perform an extravaganza of medieval and Renaissance choral music. The Pennsic Choirs’ concert will focus on music from the reign of François I of France, whose coronation was held 500 years ago.
8:30 – 9:30pm Nutmegs & Ginger Nutmegs & Ginger presents ʺRum, Beer, Ale, Wine: Songs of Spice and Vice,ʺ a program of period and near-period music performed with voices and instruments.  Come join us for an hour of lively songs and earthy humor!
*Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.*
9:30 – 11:00pm Pennsic Commedia All Stars A play in the style of 16th-century Italian *Commedia dell’ Arte* by a troupe brought together at Pennsic with actors and supporters from throughout the Known World! *Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.*
Friday 8/7 Performing Arts Tent
5:00 – 6:00pm Pennsic Youth Commedia Performance This is the performance following a week of workshops and classes for youth in Pennsic *Commedia*. Come enjoy the show!  (Youth *Commedia* Classes: Sunday – Thursday, 9-10 am, in the Amphitheater.)
6:00 – 7:30pm A Cycle of Norse Myths – Mistress Dervila ni Leanon Mistress Dervila ni Leanon will be performing a cycle of Norse myths from the Creation of the World to Ragnarok. Come hear why Thor dressed up as a bride, how the evil wolf Fenris was bound, how Mjolnir was created, how the beautiful Freya convinced Loki the trickster to become a mother, and more! *Some Material may be inappropriate for children under 12
8:00 – 11:00pm The Known World Players present Shakespeare’s ‘Merchant of Venice’ Join the Known World Players as they bring Shakespeare’s classic, “The Merchant of Venice” to the Pennsic stage. This classic is thought to have been written between 1596 and 1598 and contains many memorable speeches and characterizations. Join Antonio, Bassanio, Shylock, Portia and Nerissa in this classic by the Bard. Curtain will go up at 8:00 PM on Friday, August 8th.