The Carnival of The Phoenix Rises Again – West Kingdom Towne Faire
And oh, what an event it is going to be. The whole thing is going to be unlike other SCA events. I expect it to be a very different challenge to run than any event has been done before. Rather than have an event centered around the activities of fighting, it is going to be centered around, well pretty much everything else.
Arts, crafts, entertainment, games, food and really all the other wonderful things that we do as an organization which don’t normally get the spot light.
As to The Carnival itself, well we have a very full schedule.
First we’ll be setting up the morning with games and our Diviner. Rory and I built a game table called Skittles (consider it a table top version of bowling), and we built a pair of two player game tables for a game called “Shove Groat” which is basically a table top version of shuffle board. Well, I say that Rory and I built them, but truthfully he put far more work into them than I did. He’s the skilled wood worker and he has done a fabulous job.
My apprentice is, of course, the Diviner. She will be spending the morning at the Carnival proper, but she also has her own booth nearby where you will be able to go and get your fortune told and even a proper medieval horoscope drawn!
Then, after the lunch break we will have a puppet show called “The Krakken Bell Brothers”! This is the puppet show we had when the Carnival last appeared. It is the fable of two Scandinavian brothers and the dreaded monster of the sea, the Krakken, that shaped their fates! It is fabulous!
Following that the lovely and talented Inara The Minstrel will be playing songs, telling stories and doing a bit of bellydancing for your entertainment! Inara really is a wonderfully talented variety entertainer and brings an amazing energy to her shows.
Another lovely and talented storyteller, Vittoria, (yes, I am a very fortune man with so many lovely ladies sharing their skills with the Carnival!) will then be presenting a tale called “The Ambling Nymph”, a comic sketch about the (mis)adventures of a strong-minded wood nymph. Adapted from Isabella Andreini’s 1588 comedy, La Mirtilla.
Did you miss The Golden Stag Players at 12th Night doing their Commedia dell’Arte performance of “The Lunatic Lovers”? Did you want to see it again? Well here is your chance! The Golden Stag Players are the Premier Acting Troupe of The West Kingdom. For more than 20 years now The Golden Stag Players have been providing entertainment at 12th Night, but now you can see them in a totally new setting which has brought out a whole new level of comedy and hijinks the likes of which you have not seen before! Now with 10% more jokes and 5% more laughs! Okay, just kidding about that part, (really it’s a lot more than that!) but trust me when I say you’ll love this show!
After the dinner break Master Magician Juan Santiago (HEY! That’s Me!) will be presenting a display of the Prestidigitory Arts to amaze and astound you. Years of study in both the medieval and modern arts of the magician have helped Santiago create a performance that has helped him achieve both his Laurel in the SCA and his membership to the prestigious Magic Castle in Hollywood and to The Inner Circle of Bizarre Magicians.
Finally, join us around the fire for an open Bardic Circle where all of you will have the opportunity to share your talents and your joy of performing!
It promises to be an amazing day and I look forward to seeing you!
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Our schedule for The Carnival of The Phoenix is:
- 9:00AM – 12:00PM – Carnival Games
- 9:00AM – 11:00AM – Madam Ghislaine, Diviner
- 1:00PM – Puppet Show – The Kraken Bell Brothers
- 2:00PM – Inara The Minstrel, Songs, Stories and Bellydancing!
- 3:00PM – Vittoria’s Story TimeStory Time: “The Ambling Nymph”
- 4:00PM – Golden Stag Players: “The Lunatic Lovers”
- 8:00PM – The Magic of Juan Santiago
- 9:00PM – Bardic Circle & Fortune Telling
Posted on April 16, 2014, in Carnival, Entertainment, Event, Golden Stag Players, Magic - Historical, SCA, Show and tagged carnival, entertainment, fortune tellers, magic, magician, performance skill, SCA, The West Kingdom Towne Faire, theatrical skills. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.