The Arraignment of Paris-Greenshow 2008

For more entertainment pleasure , the Shakespeare Festival returns its popular Renaissance Dress performers, The Greenshow. This year Grand Valley alumna and past Greenshow performer Lydia Benkert directs the Greenshow, which will be “The Arraignment of Paris” by George Peele which is based on the mythological story of the Goddess beauty contest that Paris judges between Juno, Pallas (Athena), and Venus. Which goddess will win the golden apple? The Greenshow is a short, entertaining and interactive English Renaissance piece. The Greenshow will also perform outside the Performing Arts Center on the Allendale Campus on Thursday, October 3 at 4:30 p.m. for a free performance open to all, and will be seen throughout the festival at various times around the Allendale Campus

October 5-6
10AM-Dusk

For more information, visit http://www.gvrenfest.org/

The Greenshow will also perform at the annual Grand Valley Renaissance Faire. The faire returns with family-oriented festivities including minstrels, bagpipers, sword-fighting demonstrations, face painting, dancing, and crafts instruction. Vendors will be on hand selling clothes, jewelry, candles, woodcarvings, weavings, and of course, food and drink. There is ample parking, and visitors are welcome to bring picnic supplies.

The festivities include minstrels, bagpipers, jugglers, sword-fighting demonstrations, children's games, face painting, dancing, and crafts instruction. This year, the Shakespeare Festival will perform a Greenshow titled The Roaring Girl, at the Faire.

Vendors are on hand as well, selling everything from clothes to jewelry, dulcimers and candles to woodcarvings and weavings, and, of course, food and drink.

The fun begins at 10 a.m. and continues all day, rain or shine, with many visitors and participants in medieval or Renaissance costumes. There is ample parking, and visitors are welcome to bring picnic supplies.

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