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Pennsic Performing Arts Schedule



*The Performing Arts Tent is located within the Pennsic University- N04 near the corner of Kurdson Way and Chandler's Road. The Ampitheater and Performing Arts Rehearsal and Class Tent are located behind the bathhouse across from Cooper's Store; Enter from Low Road (behind the bath house, or the merchants near the willow tree) or Great Middle Highway (across from Midrealm Royal). Note: The Ampitheater is a natural setting, bring a blanket, chair, or sit on the ground to enjoy the entertainment down on the green! *

Amphitheater and Performing Arts Rehearsal & Class Tent (see map

The Performing Arts Tent (see map)

Thursday, August 1
Amphitheater
7:00 – 8:00pm
I Verdi Confusi- A Fairy Funny Farce - Did you know, due to a 1600 Naples law, that you don't have to pay rent if there's a Munaciello living in your home? Well, the scheming Brighella is going to make sure the miser Pantalone knows this in our commedia dell'arte fairy farce at the Amphitheatre! (Bringing seating or blankets for the green.)
Friday, August 2
PA Tent
4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Pennsic Mightier: Improv Comedy Show - The Pennsic mightier than the sword and anything can happen! Enjoy a fun night of long-form improvised comedy based on your suggestions and stories presented by the Pennsic Mighter Workshop cast! * Some Material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
PA Tent 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Iron Commedia: World PremIere- 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 !
PA Tent 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Youth Readers' Theater: The Goose Girl by Gary L. Blackwood - A script in-hand performance by the youth of Pennsic, ages 8-14.
Amphitheater
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Songs from Around the World - Bards and music lovers band together for perform songs around the world and across countries both period and traditional
PA Tent
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Pennsic Readers' Theater: Jane the Doomed Queen, By THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe - A staged script-in-hand performance with no props, costumes, scenery, or special lighting.
PA Tent
9:00pm - 10:30pm

Drunk and Disorderly - Gather round to hear as raucous Celtic folk band Drunk and Disorderly regales you with songs of drinking, roving, fighting, and things to keep secret from your mother. Plus songs in over 40 different languages! We perform anything from Latin drinking songs to French bawdy madrigals to Japanese sea shanties. You will laugh, cry, blush and wonder where you left the whiskey! Pick a language! ** Some Material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
Saturday, August 3
PA Tent
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Bed & Breakfast Do Bardic - Dai Gerdwr and Líadan Liathán sing of laughter, love, life, and death - in multiple languages!
Amphitheater
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Efenwealt Wystle & Co. - A bit of everything - SCA bardic, medieval, renaissance, folk, filk, maybe even some madrigals, dance tunes and some wizard rock. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll crap your pants. Instead of the big fancy concert like past years, Efenwealt is gonna relax down at the Amphitheater and just goof around for a few hours. Bring your chairs and a beverage of your choice. Come and go at your leisure. There will likely be a few other performances from invited guests.
PA Tent
8:00pm - 9:00pm
The Irish Frau - Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh - Aibhilin, the Irish *Frau*, performs a mix of music for harp and voice from period songs, modern SCA compositions, to rousing *a capella* SCA war songs. And, of course, a little humor thrown in!
PA Tent 9:00pm - 10:30pm
i Verdi Confusi - Back for more Commedia dell'arte all'Improvviso hilarity! Of course! It All Makes Sense Now! * Show Contains Adult Themed Content
Sunday, August 4
PA Tent
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Performing Arts Afternoon Series: The One-Act Experience -Watch several One Act Plays written by SCAdian authors performed for you with just one afternoon of rehearsal! Join us in laughter and tears as we explore short plays through performance!
PA Tent
5:00pm - 5:30pm
The Barefoot Bard - Cedar the Barefoot is back at Pennsic! Come and have a listen as the Barefoot Bard shares with you some Norse-inspired stories and original songs. Come and hear as they weave tales of war, of fear and of wonder! . *Some materials may be inappropriate for children under 12.
PA Tent
5:30pm - 6:30 PM
Duke Moonwulf's Annual Pennsic Concert - The event that's become a Pennsic Tradition! Songs, stories, shenanigans, and maybe a few surprise friends at Duke Moonwulf's 19th annual Pennsic Concert.
PA Tent
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Lanea verch Kerrigan : Lanea specializes in bardic pieces from early period Celtic and Scandinavian culture. * Show Contains Adult Themed Content
Strawberry Fields (B06)
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Raunch and Romance: Oral Recitations - Come listen to period and period-inspired pieces in the lush surrounds of the Courtesan College (B6). To sign up to do a reading, please contact cianascholari@gmail.com. Age 18+. 
PA Tent
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Colette the Bard: Colette the Bard is a recording artist, songwriter, and an 11-year veteran of the Bardic Arts in the SCA. She was the 11th Bard of Caid, a winner of the Knowne World Bardic Competition at Estrella War, and has served as a territorial bard many times. She will be performing a mixture of her original SCA music, traditional folk songs, and songs from the Middle Ages. You can sample Colette’s music at http://www.youtube.com/c/treasurethemagpie and http://colettethebard.bandcamp.com
PA Tent
8:30pm - 9:30pm
In a Fool’s Garden: The Original Fables of John Inchingham - John Inchingham lampoons literature, mangles mythology and hops haphazardly through history in song and poetry. Sing along or just listen to an hour's worth of family friendly fun. 
PA Tent
9:30pm - 11:00pm
i Sebastiani: Buon giorno! O, you lucky people! Truly you are blessed amongst the living, because into your lives has come i Sebastiani, the greatest Commedia dell'Arte Troupe in the Entire World! We shall surprise and delight you as we improvise, from the thinnest of outlines, a comedy in three acts. Join us or regret it forever! * Some Material may be inappropriate for children under 12. 
Monday, August 5
PA Tent
2:00pm - 4:30 pm
Performing Arts Afternoon Series: Bardic Arts Exhibition - Come and enjoy an amazing afternoon display featuring a variety of bardic arts and artists from around the Known World! Feel free to sign-up to perform. 
PA Tent
5:00pm - 5:30 pm
Ruaidhri's Stories - Tales and tunes of a questionable nature, told as only a Scotsman can. My tales are not factual but sure they are true. *Some materials may be inappropriate for children u nder 12
PA Tent
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Poems and Stories with Cariadoc: Poems and stories told in personna. 
Amphitheater
6:30 - 7:00 pm

Pennsic Night Live: Medieval Saturday Night Live! Sketch comedy and songs!! * Some Material may be inappropriate for children under 12 
PA Tent
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Eigthth Annual Depressing Song Competition: Come one and all with sorrowful songs, tormented tales, or general wailing to depress our judges and compete for prizes. 
Amphitheater
7:00pm - 9:00 pm

Whose Line Doth It Be: The improv comedy competition where anything can happen. Audience members should bring seating. Would-be contestants must attend the Auditions at 4 PM. *Some materiasl bay be inappropriate for children u nder 12. 
PA Tent
7:30pm - 8:00pm
The Debatable Choir: The award-winning Debatable Choir performs a capella choral music by favorites like Palestrina and di Lasso, plus this year we are featuring several early pieces like Dunstable's Quam Pulchra Es and an adaptation of minnesanger Niedhart von Reuental's "Winder Wie Ist". And as always, the famed composer Anonymous will make an appearance! 
PA Tent
8:00pm - 9:00 pm

Drake Oranwood: Troubadour Next Door: Drake Oranwood and friends return to beguile you with song. * Some Material may be inappropriate for children under 12
PA Tent
9:00pm - 10:30pm

i Genesii - Comedia Del Arte Performance with adult themes.
Tuesday, August 6
PA Tent
1:30 - 4:30 PM
Performing Arts Series: Known World Harp & European Music Celebration -Enjoy this expo of the fine talents of our harpers, performers and musicians of the Known World. Sign up for a 5 minute slot. 
PA Tent
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Middle Eastern & World Dance Expo: The 23rd Middle Eastern and World Dance Expo is a chance to share in our music and dance. All are welcome!
Amphitheater
6:00 - 7:30 PM
i Sebastiani! - Buon giorno! O, you lucky people! Truly you are blessed amongst the living, for until your lives AGAIN has come i Sebastiani, the Greatest Commedia dell'Arte Troupe in the Entire World! Please join us as we improvise YET ANOTHER three-act comedy ENTIRELY DIFFERENT from the one we did on Sunday night! 
PA Tent
6:30 - 7:00 PM
Medieval Power Ballads: Songs of love, loss, war, and Normans! 
PA Tent
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Ermagerd, Bard! - Ermagerd delves into a thousand years of song and wordsmithing in search of answers to age-old questions such as "What even is bard?" and "How much bard would a good bard bard if a good bard could bard good?" Come listen and sing along!  
PA Tent
8:00 - 9:00 PM
Cantore Borealis - Cantore forms each year at Pennsic, rehearsing and performing only at Pennsic. 
PA Tent
9:00 – 11:00 PM
Not Your Typical Atlantian Thugs: Atlantia's performers are in the house bringing you what they do best! Sharing stories, songs, music, and jest from the land between the mountains and the Eastern Sea. 
Wednesday, August 7
PA Tent
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Performing Arts Afternoon Series: Commedia Exhibition - 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! 
Strawberry Fields (b6)
3:00-5:00 PM
Raunch and Romance: Oral Recitations - Come listen to period and period-inspired pieces in the lush surrounds of the Courtesan College (B6). To sign up to do a reading, please contact cianascholari@gmail.com. Age 18+. 
Pa Tent
4:00 -5:00 PM
Performing Arts Afternoon Series: Shakespeare Open Mic - Do you love Shakespeare? So do we! Come jam with us and share your favorite Shakespeare monologue, scene, or Shakespeare inspired song with the crowd. All are welcome, and performance will be on a first come, first served basis. Memorization/costumes are not necessary. 
PA Tent
5:00 - 5:30 PM
Geoffrey of Exeter’s Medieval Atmosphere - Lord Geoffrey of Exeter, former Queen’s Bard of the East Kingdom, creates an evocative medieval atmosphere with his professional-standard countertenor singing and harp playing. Not a “look at me” but a “journey with me” performance, which invites attendees to close their eyes and drift on beautiful period sound into historical and magical kingdoms. *Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12 
PA Tent
5:30 - 6:30 PM
Song Byrds - 3 classically trained vocalists getting together to bring you old songs and new. A very unlikely trio making sweet sweet melodies and harmonies.  
PA Tent
6:30 - 7:30 PM
il Titolo Provvisorio - Join the Youngest Commedia Troupe at a new date, time and... asterisk? Watch your favorite characters in action as Il Titolo Presents... Something! *Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12. 
PA Tent
7:30 - 9:00 PM
John Inchingham, Cerian Cantwr, & House Sans Nomen - Listen to the mad tunes and tales of Master John Inchingham, Master Cerian Cantwr, and their household. Sing along with some of the Midrealm's best-known (or more infamous) bards. Come ye all from hither and yon prepared for 90 minutes of music, mayhem, and merriment of the odd-kind!  
PA Tent
9:00 – 11:00 PM
Marian of Heatherdale Bardic Concert - Mistress Marian of Heatherdale has been one of the fabled Bards of Ealdormere for over 25 years, while also touring her music internationally in modern life. Marian shares her truly enchanting gift for bardic story and song, along with several friends from around the Known World. Come listen for a bit while you enjoy Midnight Madness -- and take away a new appreciation for our Current Middle Ages!
Thursday, August 8
PA Tent
2:30 – 4:30 PM
Performing Arts Series: Storytelling Exhibition - An amazing afternoon display featuring a variety of storytellers from around the Known World! Sign up the day of the expo to tell up to a ten minute story. 
PA Tent
4:30 – 5:00 PM
Storytelling Academy Student Performance - Performances by the students of the academy and their instructor Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergne 
PA Tent
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Opera del'Est - Arias, duets, and short scenes from late Renaissance operas and oratorios, performed by some of the finest singers, instrumentalists and dancers the East Kingdom has to offer. Opera dell'Est is an East Kingdom early opera and oratorio company dedicated to the music of the very late Renaissance. The company was founded this year, and this will its Pennsic debut.  
PA Tent
6:00 - 6:30PM
Known World Recorder Ensamble - The Known World Recorder Ensemble presents its annual concert of period music from various eras and countries. 
Amphitheater
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Iron Commedia: II- 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 !  
PA Tent
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Known World Choirs Performance - The Known World 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. 
Amphitheater
7:00-8:00 PM
i Verdi Confusi: A Fairy Funny Farce II - Fairies and fezzes and foolery! Did you know, due to a 1600 Naples law, that you don't have to pay rent if there's a Munaciello fairy living in your home? Well, the scheming Brighella is going to make sure the miser Pantalone knows this in our commedia dell'arte fairy farce! 
PA Tent
8:00-9:00 PM
Nutmegs & Ginger - Join Nutmegs & Ginger as we explore merry songs about birds - and perhaps drinking, too.
PA Tent
9:00 - 9:30PM
Ruadhri's Stories Your Mother Never Told You - Songs and stories to make you blush and laugh. Not so much the "birds and the bees" but the "shepherds and the sheep". *Adult themed
PA Tent
9:30 - 11:00PM
Commedia All Stars - Commedia troupe, coming together only at Pennsic, in our 6th year, presents Commedia dell' Arte plays in the style of 16th century Italian improvised comedy!.*Adult themes
Friday, August 9
PA Tent
5:00 – 6:00PM
Pennsic Youth Theater Performance : Bring the Passionate and Rambunctious, the Loud and Soft, the Children ages 5-12. Using theatrical tools and tricks, they shall take a story and expand it with their talents into a full length play!
PA Tent
6:00 - 7:00pm
Pennsic Youth Commedia Performance: The culmination of the Youth Commedia Dell'arte classes held through War Week, the students will perform to showcase all their hard work! 
PA Tent
8:00 - 11:00PM
Known World Players: Forbidden Pennsic - The Known World Players is proud to present the revival of the first musical production that was written by a SCAdian about SCAdians!


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