You are encouraged to eat in the auditorium
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 8:30 AM
Most people know what to expect from a Wits' End play or musical, but
many people wonder: what exactly is a Medieval Feast? The short answer is:
it's dinner theatre. It's like eating supper in front of the TV, except your
sumptuous meal is prepared and served to you, the show you watch is live,
and there are no dishes for you to bother with afterwards. Wits' End Theatre
has adapted the Madrigal Dinner format, but taken out the stuffy parts and
added more fun parts. Guests enjoy a wonderful meal served in courses by
costumed butlers and wenches. There is a King and Queen and their royal
court who preside over the evening, and a variety of characters perform
between each course of the meal. The show has instrumental music, some
singing, comedians will tell jokes, a little dancing will be done (with
willing volunteers), and a short play will finish up the evening. All of
this takes place on the stage of Potter Auditorium which is elaborately
decorated and transformed into the Great Hall of Castle Wipefeet-on-Mat.
Rows of tables ring the performance area so all seats face the stage.
Eighty-five guests can be accommodated each night.
The event is catered by Old Tyme Café in Chatfield. Because this is a
catered event, tickets are advance sale only through Nov. 12. This is the
last week of ticket sales for performances on Nov. 15, 16 and 17. Tickets
are $30 and can be purchased online at www.witsendtheatre.org, or by calling
the box office at 507-867-8780. Join your friends and neighbors at the Third
Annual Medieval Feast for an evening of great food and great fun.