Medieval Feast (Saturday night meal & performance)
Hear ye, hear ye! The Franco Center's Medieval Feast featuring kings, queens, knights, minstrels and the occasional court jester has become one of our most entertaining and fun events of the season. With nary a utensil to be found in the entire kingdom, you'll eat with your bare hands, wash it down with the grog of your choice, and be entertained by the Medieval Players a group of local actors who'll make you swear you've been transported to the 14th century.
Every year a brand new, original performance is written and rehearsed for weeks prior to the Medieval Feast, which like last year will take place over two consecutive knights -- umm, we mean, nights (November 8-9). Here's the basic plot outline, which our resident monks and friars have just finished transcribing onto parchment:
From the modern pages of CSI, this year's plot centers around a murder mystery involving a murder at the royal court with its usual -- and not-so-usual -- suspects, including a gnome, death and other archetypal characters. The murder is investigated by one of the kingdom's more incompetent investigative agencies, who set about the task of interviewing suspects -- some of whom may include the feast's patrons. The murder is resolved and all do live happily ever after. Within the story, we'll also include our traditional Medieval-era "commercials," the annual Dragon Wing Contest, and a Costume Contest with prizes.
So dig out your crowns, your swords and your flowing robes and frocks. With reserved seating, there'll be no need for a joust to the death for a good seat. Nay, for that you simply need to reserve your tickets early. Guests who arrive in medieval garb (optional) may participate in a prize contest, to be judged by the King and his Queen, and receive tickets to future Franco Center events.
PLEASE NOTE: This event has a 'Medieval' age rating of 16 and older for its occasionally bawdy humor and unique, discretionary style of entertainment -- only you know your children well enough to decide whether references to chastity belts, cod pieces and clinically-incorrect terms for normal bodily functions will go over the heads of your little princes and princesses.
46 Cedar St.
Lewiston, ME 04240
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|