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Pennsic Performing Arts Schedule

The Performing Arts Tent (see map) is on block N04 within the Pennsic University.

The Amphitheater and Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent (see map) are behind the bathhouse by the Barn & Camp Store.
Enter either from Low Road (behind the bathhouse) or from the Great Middle Highway (across from Midrealm Royal).
The Amphitheater is a natural grassy bowl; bring your own seating.

Runestone Park is downhill from Midrealm Royal, across from the Middle Eastern tent. (see map.) Bring your own seating.

Friday, August 1
12:00 - 2:00 pm
PA Rehearsal Tent
Sing We and Chant it IV - Madrigal and A Capella Jam Rehearsal Optional practice session for audience participation on Monday. Music will be available to share, or bring your own! Song list available online.  (Material fee optional for a folder of this year's jam music.) 
1:30 - 6:00 pm
Amphitheater
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!
2:00 - 5:00 pm
PA Tent
European Music Exhibition The history of composers plus a variety of instruments and vocal music from the 11th-17th centuries. Bring your voices, instruments, and play along!
6:00 pm
PA Tent
Iron Commedia: World Premere Earlier this same day, a group of players casted and created a brand new Commedia dell'Arte to premiere before your very eyes! Come see the zany foolishness in extremely live theatre!  *Possibly some material inappropriate for younger children.
6:30 pm
PA Tent
Pennsic Readers' Theater Youth Performance - "The Tale of Righteous Robin Hood" A staged reading (the actors will be performing the play with the script in hand) of a play written by Master John Inchingham the Fool. 
7 - 8:30 pm
PA Tent
Pennsic Readers Theater - "Strategos Arestes (Soldier of Honor)" Staged reading of a new play by Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari.
8:30 - 9:30 pm
PA Tent
Pennsic Readers Theater - Meet the Author and Cast Meet the author and cast of the Pennsic Readers Theater play, "Strategos Arestes (Soldier of Honor)
Saturday, August 2
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Runestone Park
Peerless Bardic Circle Event No peers allowed! This is a circle for bardic newbies, apprentices, and anyone who doesn't have a laurel medallion around their neck. Bring your silliest, most cringe-worthy pieces, or just come to hang out and let your hair down. This is a bardic safe zone! 
7:00 - 9:00 pm
PA Tent
Open Stage Shakespeare Night Come bid a happy 450th birthday to The Bard! Bring a favorite Shakespeare sonnet or two, a monologue under 5 minutes, or short scene (under 10 min.) to perform. Sign in at the light table in the back of the PA Tent the night of the show.
9:00 - 10:30 pm
PA Tent
i Verdi Confusi 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, August 3
2:00 - 5:00 pm
PA Tent
Commedia Experience Come experience Commedia dell'Arte! Meet the characters and the actors behind them and learn to act in comic masked style.
3:00 - 4:30 pm
PA Rehearsal Tent
Sing We and Chant it IV - Madrigal and A Capella Jam Rehearsal Optional practice session for audience participation on Monday. Music will be available to share, or bring your own! Song list available online.  (Material fee optional for a folder of this year's jam music.) 
6:30 - 7:00 pm
PA Tent
Drake Oranwood, Singing Minstrel Drake Oranwood, wandering minstrel, will beguile you with tales boldly sung in his first solo concert. *Some Material may be inappropriate for children under 12
7:00 - 8:00 pm
PA Tent
Duke Moonwulf and Michael Longcor - Together! Enjoy Pennsic 43 with a Pennsic War tradition. Songs, stories and shenanigans with Duke Master Moonwulf, Michael Longcor, and special guests.
8:00 - 9:30 pm
PA Tent
Efenwealt Wystle Efenwealt will do something entertaining and probably include other people, as he often does. to amuse, entertain, and educate you with music from goofy filk to touching SCA ballads. *Some Material may be inappropriate for children under 12
9:30 - 11:00 pm
PA Tent
i Sebastiani
the Greatest Commedia dell'Arte Troupe in the Entire World!
Join us as we improvise from the thinnest of outlines "The Two Faithful Notaries," a wondrous entertainment in three acts. You will be glad that you did! *Some Material may be inappropriate for children under 12
Monday, August 4
2:00 - 5:00 pm
PA Tent
Bardic Arts Exhibition Come enjoy an amazing afternoon display featuring a variety of bardic arts and artists from around the Known World!
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Amphitheater
Whose Line Doth it Be? auditions Here's your chance to audition for the improvisational show, "Whose Line Doth It Be?", taking place at 7:00 pm. Performance slots are limited, so sharpen your wit!
5:00 - 6:00 pm
PA Tent
In Persona Storytelling and Poetry by Duke Cariadoc of the Bow Poetry and Period Stories presented as told by a period person to a period audience.
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Amphitheater
Efenwealt Wystle If you haven’t had enough Efenwealt yet this year, come on out for a little comedy warm up before the evening’s improv comedy intensive.
6:00 - 7:30 pm
PA Tent
Sing We and Chant it IV - Madrigal and A Capella Jam
An evening of madrigal and *a capella* favorites performed by you, The Audience! Lady Lorelei Skye returns as your host, along with Mistress Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza, Professor Pieter van Doorn, and other guest conductors. (Some music will be available to share, or bring your own!) Optional practices on Friday 8/1 and Sunday 8/3.
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Amphitheater
Whose Line Doth it Be? Welcome to "Whose Line Doth It Be?", the improv comedy competition where anything can happen. Audience members should bring seating. Over 110 minutes of improvisation guaranteed! Would-be contestants must attend the Audition at 4 pm. *Rated PG-13
7:30 - 8:15 pm
PA Tent
The Debatable Choir Concert The award-winning Debatable Choir sings medieval and renaissance music by such famed composers as Michael East, Orlando di Lasso, Orazio Vecchi, John Dowland, Juan del Encina, and Adam de la Halle. Includes a guest appearance by our friends from the Sylvan Singers of the Shire of Sylvan Glen!
8:15 - 8:45 pm
PA Tent
Aneleda Falconbridge Songwriter, poetess, and performer of songs for modern warriors, shield maidens, and people with magic in their hearts.
9:00 - 10:30 pm
PA Tent
i Genesii Love! Money! Greed! Sex! Murderation! Overwhelming beauty! Underwhelming intelligence! Terrible poetry! Join us for an evening of wondrous wackiness, fabulous funniness, and tenuous tastefulness! *Show Contains Adult Themed Content
Tuesday, August 5
2:00 - 5:00 pm
PA Tent
Knowne World Harp Celebration Open to all harpers of the Knowne World! Perform any SCA-appropriate piece, harp or harp and vocal, five minutes or less in length. Audience and non-performing harpers welcome.
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Meet at the Bath House, by the Cooper's Store
Pennsic Fools' Parade 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. All fools must attend the safety briefing 15 minutes before parade start. Please contact the Fool In Charge (Sophia the Orange) if you would like to arrange for the parade to visit your encampment or event.
5:30 - 7:00 pm
PA Tent
A Cycle of Norse Myths Mistress Dervila ni Leanon, will be performing a cycle of Norse myths from the Creation of the World to Ragnarok, and more! 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
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Amphitheater
i Sebastiani Join us as we improvise from the thinnest of outlines "The Marriage of Convenience," 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
7:00 - 8:00 pm
PA Tent
3rd Annual Depressing Song Competition Bring your most depressing, lugubrious, cry-in-your-beer song and see if you can bring the judges to tears. Prizes will be awarded before we dissolve into puddles of melancholy. Sign up at Moongate Designs. *Some Material may be inappropriate for children under 12
8:00 - 9:00 pm
PA Tent
Cantore Borealis A "pick up" choir formed during Pennsic, that practices all week. Ban Ollamh Orlaith Ballach Ingen Fhlainn, OL of Northshield organizes music, rehearsals and performers. (If you're interested in performing, find her in Northshield populace camping for an audition)
9:00 - 11:00 pm
PA Tent
Ken & Lisa Theriot Ken Theriot (Sir Kenneth MacQuarrie of Tobermory) and Lisa Theriot (Mistress Adelaide de Beaumont) and friends in concert, featuring songs from the newly-released album "Outlaws and Bystanders", as well as favorites like "The Feast Song" and "Band of Brothers".
Wednesday, August 6
1:30 - 6:00 pm
Amphitheater
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!
2:00 - 5:00 pm
PA Tent
Middle-Eastern Dance Exhibition The Middle Eastern Dance Exhibition returns to delight and amaze audience of all ages!
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Amphitheater
Fool's School Performances and Graduation Come watch the graduation performances and commencement ceremonies of the Pennsic War "Fool's School!" To participate, you must attend "Fool School" (See Pennsic University classes). This will be your graduation performance. You will perform for no more than 5 minutes during an emceed variety show. Upon completion you will receive a certificate and be a "Licensed Fool".
6:00 - 7:00 pm
PA Tent
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 - 7:30 pm
Amphitheater
Iron Commedia: World Premere at the Amphitheater! Earlier this same day, a group of players casted and created a brand new Commedia dell'Arte to premiere before your very eyes! Come see the zany foolishness in extremely live theatre!  *Possibly some material inappropriate for younger children.
7:00 - 9:00 pm
PA Tent
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.
7:30 - 8:30 pm
Amphitheater
i Verdi Confusi Players' Patchwork Theatre Company returns for more zany *Commedia dell'Arte* as the final act of an evening of foolishness at the Amphitheatre!  *Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
9:00 - 11:00 pm
PA Tent
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.  Great for all ages.
Thursday, August 7
12:30 - 2:30 pm
PA Rehearsal 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. This is an excellent opportunity for new and experienced performers alike. Gentles wishing to participate as a supportive audience are most welcome to attend. Details can be found at tilted-windmill.com/mini_madness.html.
2:30 - 5:30 pm
PA Tent
Storytelling Arts Exhibition Come and enjoy an amazing afternoon display featuring a variety of storytellers from around the Known World!
5:30 - 6:30 pm
PA Tent
Concert of the Masters Albert Cofrin (Instanpitta), Daveed Korup (Turku) and Michael Gartner (Wolgemut), all masters of their craft (and Masters of the Laurel) perform a unique concert of 14th C. music from the Llibre Vermell (Red Book) of Montserrat.  They are joined by guest vocalist Judith Overcash (Contrapunctus).
6:45 - 8:15 pm
PA Tent
Known World Choir and Friends The gentles of the Pennsic Known World Choir, Children's Choir, Youth Choir, and Choralus Pennsicus request your presence at a concert of period choral music. A major focus this year is on the music of Scotland under the Stewart monarchs.
8:30 - 9:30 pm
PA Tent
Pennsic Commedia All Stars A Commedia dell' Arte play put together primarily at Pennsic with actors from all over the Known World. Inspired by the Known World Players, this troupe is different every year and comes together in person only at Pennsic.
9:30 - 11:30 pm
PA Tent
Middle-Eastern Dance Concert with Ishtar and Nina Amaya After a week of Pennsic's fabulous Middle Eastern Dance classes, and "How to Perform with Live Music" workshop, dancers are bringing their best, to entertain and delight! All performances are improvisational, from the heart, to the live music of Ishtar, the New World's premier 'bellydance' band!
Friday, August 8
11:30 - 1:30 pm
PA Rehearsal 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. This is an excellent opportunity for new and experienced performers alike. Gentles wishing to participate as a supportive audience are most welcome to attend. Details can be found at tilted-windmill.com/mini_madness.html.
2:00 - 3:00 pm
PA Rehearsal Tent
Known World Choir - Open Auditions: Chorulus Pennsicus Open auditions for anyone interested in trying out for the Known World Choir's select choir, *Chorulus Pennsicus*.
2:00 - 4:00 pm
PA Tent
Known World Players - Open Auditions Known World Players Pennsic 44 auditions for next year's production of Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice", directed by Master Lorcan Dracontius. Actors of all experience levels are welcome to come audition!
5:30 - 6:30 pm
PA Tent
Pennsic Youth Commedia Performance This is the performance following a week of workshops and classes for youth in Pennsic Commedia. Come enjoy the show!
6:30 - 7:30 pm
PA Tent
Movement by Mysore - Mistress Lakshmi Mistress Lakshmi will be performing a collection of solo pieces from her lineage of Mysore Bharata Natyam, a style of courtesans. Having trained in the traditional manner for 12 years under the tuteleage of guru Aparna Sindhoor, student of Venkatalakshamma, student of Jati Thayamma. Lakshmi is performing shorter dance selections in preparation for her professional debut in the next year.
8:00 - 10:30 pm
PA Tent
The Known World Players present: Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, as adapted by Andrew May Come laugh with the Known World Players as they perform selections from The Canterbury Tales, arguably one of the most immortal pieces of comedic English literature.

While preparing for a pilgrimage to the shrine of Saint Thomas Beckett at Canterbury Cathedral, characters from all walks of life take part in a story-telling competition. With colorful story tellers and even more colorful characters, the Canterbury Tales paint an ironic portrait of life in 14th century England. *Some adult content; material may not be appropriate for children under 14.


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