Renaissance Faire

The Greenshow and the Renaissance Faire

The Devil is an Ass Greenshow 2017

For more entertainment pleasure in our Shakespeare season, the Shakespeare Festival returns its popular Renaissance Dress performers, The Greenshow. This year Grand Valley and festival alumnus and past Greenshow director Kyle Walker directs the Greenshow, which will be The Devil is an Ass by Ben Jonson (in an abridged form).  The Greenshow is a short, entertaining and interactive English Renaissance piece. It is a free performance open to all, and will be seen throughout the festival at various times around the Allendale Campus.

September 29
3:30pm in Pere Marquette, Kirkhof Center, Allendale Campus. Their performance is during the reception that precedes our Scholar John Andrews public presentation. 

October 5
4:30pm Patio in front of the Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Center for Performing Arts

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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. 

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.