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Shakespeare Festival 2022

You are invited to join us for an evening of Shakespearean fun beginning at 5 pm on May 6, 2022.

The Festival

Starting at 5 pm, join us for a picnic dinner and some Shakespearean culture. Wondering what you’ll find at the our festival?

  • Wandering musicians
  • Face painting
  • Food trucks from Wutyasay and Taqueria Luciano’s
  • Elizabethan games, such as: badminton, croquet, shove groat, quoits, darts, ninepin bowling
  • Plant demonstration
  • Maypole dances
  • Shakespeare Museum featuring: Globe Theater replications, hornbooks, beaded tapestries, Shakespeare puppets, written narrations of Shakespeare’s life, and original sonnets
  • Former Redeemer School students from Fort in the Woods will demonstrate a catapult

Every student has a role to play in the evening:

  • Kindergarteners: Take up pennies (“pence”) for entrance to the “theater.”
  • 1st/2nd grade boys: Sell fruit during the festival
  • 1st/2nd grade girls: Maypole dance during the festival at 5:45 and 6:15
  • 3rd/4th/5th grade: Couplet/Sonnet recitation before play begins
  • 6th/8th grades: Participate in play

The Play

The Middle School Players of Redeemer School are at work in The Globe Theater preparing for this year’s Shakespeare play, Much Ado About Nothing.  Our middle school thespians, along with Director Mrs. Sink, Producer Mrs. Ebert, Assistant and Set Designer Mr. Lindsay, and many other devoted volunteers, are hard at work rehearsing the play and preparing sets and costumes. All teachers are arranging their lessons so every student from Kindergarten through eighth grade will have heard the story of Much Ado About Nothing and become acquainted with the Elizabethan period and William Shakespeare.

The play begins promptly at 7 pm. Don’t forget to bring a “pence” (penny) for entry!