If you enjoy spending the era of knights and nobles, Drury University’s theater department is hosting an event on Saturday for you. A Medieval Festival is taking place at the University’s Kellogg Green Space from noon until 4 p.m..
In addition to food trucks, “wandering mistrels” (Drury’s ukuele club, the Dukes), and arts and crafts from area vendors, those who attend will be treated to outdoor theater from the Drury Theater.
“These plays were originally performed in a time when no functioning theaters existed in the western world,” Drury theater professor Dr. Mick Sokol said in a statement. “We decided that, in addition to the regularly scheduled performances in the new Sunderland Studio Theater, we would perform them once outside as an educational experience to recreate the atmosphere of these plays in their own time frame and culture.”
The outdoor performances of “Pierre Patelin” and “The Cave of Salamanca” begin at 2 p.m. and are intended to be “authentic representation of theater from the medieval era. In addition to the outdoor show, the plays can also be seen Friday through Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. in the Sunderland Studio Theater.
Drury Theater encourages visitors to dress in medieval or renaissance attire for the family-friendly event.