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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 & Class 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 setting; bring your own seating.

Thursday, August 2
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Strawberry Fields (B06)
Raunch & Romance: Oral Recitations
Listen to period and period-inspired pieces. To sign up to do a reading, please contact cianascholari@gmail.com. 18+
Friday, August 3
5:00 - 6:00 pm
PA Tent
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! Come see the zany foolishness in extremely live theatre! Probably family-friendly but possibly some material inappropriate for very young children, but it's unknown until the play is crafted at the workshop earlier that day.
6:00 - 7:00 pm
PA Tent
Pennsic Youth Readers' Theater: The Marvelous Misadventures of Baba Yaga
A script-in-hand performance by the youth of Pennsic, ages 8-14, of "The Marvelous Misadventures of Baba Yaga" by Patrick Dorn. This type of performance does not have costumes, sets, or lighting. Sponsored by the Known World Players.
7:00 - 9:00 pm
PA Tent
Pennsic Readers' Theater: Volpone (The Fox)
script-in-hand performance of Volpone (The Fox) by Ben Johnson. There are no props, costumes, scenery, or special lighting. Sponsored by Known World Players. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
9:00 - 9:30 pm
PA Tent
David Anthony, The Creepy Bard
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.
9:30 - 11:00 pm
PA Tent
Lorelei Skye - Songs of Humor, Whimsey, and Woe
Performing yesteryear, SCA, and original songs of humor, whimsy, and woe for your enjoyment!
Saturday, August 4
2:00 - 4:00 pm
PA Tent
Performing Arts Afternoon Series: European Music Exhibition
Hear and see a diverse program of European music by SCAdians from all over the Known World. This Expo is accepting program items. Would you like to preview your class, or do you have a local performing group? Have you wanted to perform in the PA tent but don't have a full program? This is the place to shine. 10-15 time slots are available. To register, please contact by email: PiaMaletesta@gmail.com. Looking for unique and different in Euro music. Ensembles welcome.
4:00 - 5:00 pm
PA Tent
The Maid: Mistress Gabrielle d'Auvergue
A retelling of the story of Joan of Arc
5:00 - 6:00 pm
PA Tent
Medieval Power Ballads with Lady Cobflaith and Friends
Enjoy a combination of pretty melodies and harmonies about love and loss, and forceful performances sung about (and by) strong women. There will be at least one guitar!
6:00 - 6:30 pm
PA Tent
Cedar, the Barefoot Bard
Old Norse tales and songs
6:30 - 7:00 pm
PA Tent
Master Cariadoc
Poems and stories presented in persona, as a period performer presenting to a period audience.
7:00 - 8:00 pm
PA Tent
Pennsic Night Live with The Hanging Jesters
A comedy Troupe of World renowned! They sing, they dance, they almost always wear pants!
8:00 - 9:00 pm
PA Tent
The Irish Frau - Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh
A mix of music for harp and voice including period songs, modern SCA compositions, and rousing a capella SCA war songs with a little humor thrown in!
9:00 - 10:30 pm
PA Tent
i Verdi Confusi
Players' Patchwork returns with hilarious antics of Commedia all'Improvviso!
Sunday, August 5
2:00 - 5:00 pm
PA Tent
Performing Arts Afternoon Series: Commedia Experience
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!
5:00 - 5:30 pm
PA Tent
Songs of the Trobaritz: Mistress Amelie d'Anjou
Songs from Leon & Castile, Aquitaine, and France. A troubadour with bowed stringed instruments who is not afraid to use them and sing as well.
5:30 - 6:00 pm
PA Tent
Master Ruaidhri au Cu
Telling stories and singing songs as only a Scots man can.
6:00 - 7:00 pm
PA Tent
In a Fool's Garden: The Original Fables of John Inchingham
Original songs featuring talking animals, mermaids, dragons, giants, trolls and sneaky little weaselopes!
7:00 - 8:00 pm
PA Tent
Duke Moonwulf's Annual Pennsic Concert
Music, stories, hijinks and history, in the concert that's become a Pennsic tradition!
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Strawberry Fields (B06)
Raunch & Romance: Oral Recitations
Listen to period and period-inspired pieces. To sign up to do a reading, please contact cianascholari@gmail.com. 18+
8:00 - 9:30 pm
PA Tent
Efenwealt Wystle and Aénor d'Anjou in Concert
Music that spans the SCA - historic, bardic, instrumental, vocal, comedy tragedy and everything in between.
9:30 - 11:00 pm
PA Tent
i Sebastiani
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.
Monday, August 6
2:00 - 4:30 pm
PA Tent
Performing Arts Afternoon Series: Bardic Arts Exhibition
Featuring a variety of bardic arts and artists from around the Known World! Sign-up to tell a story or sing a song, spout Shakespeare, if it fits in the realms of Bardic performance you are welcome to participate.
5:00 - 6:00 pm
PA Tent
7th Annual Depressing Song Competition
We rise yet again from the Pits of Despair to summon those with songs of sorrow, tales of torment, and other wails of woe in an attempt to bring us to tears. Please keep performances to 5 minutes or less, and the topic pre-1600 CE and/or SCA related. Filk is fine. Prizes will be awarded. Sign up at Moongate Designs. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
6:00 - 7:00 pm
PA Tent
The Debatable Choir
The Debatable Choir returns, bigger and better than ever, as recipients of AEthelmearc's Order of the Keystone! This year we'll be performing a capella choral works by such luminaries of the renaissance as Monteverdi, Arcadelt, Weelkes, and Bennet. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be awestruck by the magnificent music!
6:30 - 7:00 pm
Amphitheater
Stupid Songs with Uncle Efenwealt - Efenwealt Wystle
Gonna sing some stupid songs. They will be stupid. After hearing them you are feel much more stupiderer yourself.
7:00 - 8:00 pm
PA Tent
Lanea verch Kerrigan
Original bardic songs and poetry based on early period sources.
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Amphitheater
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 material may be inappropriate for children under 12.
8:00 - 9:30 pm
PA Tent
Not Your Typical Atlantian Thugs
Atlantia showcases her best performers for a night of stories, music and songs.
9:30 - 11:00 pm
PA Tent
i Genesii
Love! Money! Greed! Sex! Murderation! Overwhelming beauty! Underwhelming intelligence! 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, August 8
2:00 - 4:00 pm
PA Tent
Performing Arts Afternoon Series: Known World 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. 5 minute performances please.
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Amphitheater
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 to premiere before your very eyes! Come see the zany foolishness in extremely live theatre! Probably family-friendsly, but possibly some material inappropriate for very young children. It's unknown until the play is crafted at the workshop earlier that day.
5:00 - 7:00 pm
PA Tent
Middle Eastern & World Dance Expo
The 22nd Middle Eastern and World Dance Expo is a chance to share in our music and dance. All are welcome!
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Amphitheater
i Sebastiani
Buon giorno! O, you lucky people! Truly you are blessed among the living, for into your lives has AGAIN 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, completely different from whatever it was that we did on Sunday.
7:00 - 8:00 pm
PA Tent
Cantore Borealis
An ad hoc choir that forms each year at Pennsic. We select rehearse most afternoons at Pennsic If interested in joining, contact Orlaith at Northshield populace encampment.
8:00 - 9:00 pm
PA Tent
Bed and Breakfast do Bardic
Dai Gerdwr and Líadan Liathán sing of laughter, love, life, and death - in multiple languages and while juggling many instruments. Well, playing. Not literally juggling.
9:00 - 11:00 pm
PA Tent
Ken and Lisa Theriot and Friends
Ken and Lisa Theriot (Sir Kenneth and Mistress Adelaide) perform entertaining historically-themed original music and music about life in the Society.
Wednesday, August 8
2:00 - 4:00 pm
PA Tent
Performing Arts Afternoon Series: Theater Exhibition
Come ye one and all to open-stage theater! All are welcome to bring a favorite sonnet or two, monologue under 5 minutes, or short scene (under 10 min.) to perform. Sign in with the hosts the afternoon of the exhibition. Enjoy an afternoon in the company of those who enjoy all forms of theater!
4:00 - 5:00 pm
PA Tent
Grimolfr and Ermagerd
Grimolfr and Ermagerd (aka 2/5 of the Ravenboy Band) perform songs from history and original songs by SCA bards. Come sing along!
5:00 - 6:00 pm
PA Tent
il Titolo Provvisorio Commedia
"The Bamboozled Bethrothal" - Join il Titolo Provvisorio for a evening of scandal, scheming and shenanigans as the Youngest Commedia dell'Arte troupe returns for another mischievous misadventure!
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Amphitheater
Fools' School Graduation
All of the fools have been working hard to learn a variety of performances for your viewing pleasure.
6:00 - 8:00 pm
PA Tent
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 two hours of music, mayhem, and merriment of the odd-kind!
8:00 - 9:00 pm
PA Tent
Drake Oranwood: Troubadour Next Door
Drake Oranwood, Troubadour of the East, will bring his signature mix of musical storytelling and merriment with songs old and new, with the help of some talented friends
9:00 - 11:00 pm
PA Tent
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 10
2:30 - 5:00 pm
PA Tent
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.
5:00 - 6:00 pm
PA Tent
Storytelling Academy Student Performance
The student performance of Minerva's Spindle's Storytelling nine-day academy from Minerva's Spindle. During the academy, students gained knowledge about the history and techniques for storytelling both in the SCA and the modern world.
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Amphitheater
The One Act Play Experience
Watch two one-act plays performed for you with just one afternoon of rehearsal! Join us in laughter and tears as we explore period literature through performance!
6:00 - 6:30 pm
PA Tent
Known World Recorder Ensemble
Join Recorder players from across the Known World join together for a brief concert.
6:30 - 8:15 pm
PA Tent
Known World Choirs Performance
The Known World Adult, Children, and Youth Choirs, and Chorulus Pennsicus present a concert
8:30 - 9:30 pm
PA Tent
Nutmegs & Ginger
"Nou Let Us Sing" - Nutmegs & Ginger presents songs for a merry evening spanning the world and the centuries. Come to listen or join us in favorites old and new!
9:30 - 11:00 pm
PA Tent
Pennsic Commedia All Stars
Celebrating our 5th year! The humor and excitement of improvised 16th-century Italian Commedia dell'Arte brought to you by teachers and experienced actors coming together at Pennsic from across the Known World!
Friday, August 10
5:00 - 6:00 pm
PA Tent
Pennsic Youth Theater Performance
Come see a culmination of Youth Theater classes displaying these students' hard work and creativity.
6:00 - 7:00 pm
PA Tent
Pennsic Youth Commedia Performance
The final product of the hard work and dedication of the Youth Commedia students of Pennsic War 47. Enjoy the crazy antics of your favorite characters and children, while meeting some new characters and the rising popular faces of commedia.
8:00 - 11:00 pm
PA Tent
Known World Players: Hector of Troy
Join the Known World Players as we present an original play by Lord Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari about a noble family. War, unearthly forces and death are sturdy pillars of late-period tragic theater. What if Homer's "The Iliad" had been adapted by an Elizabethan playwright? "Hector of Troy" is an attempt to accomplish such, with mortals speaking in prose, gods conversing in iambic pentameter; honor, betrayals and misfortunes. And death. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 12.


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