Shakespeare and Supper

The Canton of Aschehyrst presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream" followed by an Elizabethan feast. From Lisa Goldthwaite in the East Kingdom comes this invitation:

Shakespeare and Supper

Sat, Apr 5, 2003
Hosted by Canton of Aschehyrst - Framingham, MA

Come and enjoy a festive production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer's Night Dream," followed by an Elizabethan feast.

This promises to be a spectacular production. Mistress Catrin o'r Rhyd For is directing members of the Baron's Troupe of Mummers in the first full-length Shakespeare play to be produced in Carolingia in five years. Costumes are being made under the direction of Master John McGuire. The site opens at 4 pm. The play will start at 5pm. Tickets for the play are $8 for adults, $4 for children under 18.

The feast is being prepared by Master Luke Knowlton. He will be posting recipes at http://www.lukehistory.com/shakespearefeast. Come and learn why people reserve early when they hear that Master Luke is cooking! The feast will start immediately following the play, at approximately 7pm. Feast reservations are $8, and seating is limited. We regret that there is no space available for off-board seating. (Though there are a number of great eateries in short walking and driving distance from the site!)

Advance ticket sales and feast reservations are being handled by the Autocrat. The feast is expected to sell out, so please reserve early.

Directions:

Take your best route to the Massachusetts Turnpike. Take exit 13 (Natick/Framingham); keep right at the fork onto Rt. 30 West. Proceed west through three traffic lights. At the fifth light, at the Shell gas station after Chi-Chi's restaurant, turn left onto Route 126 South. Proceed on route 126 south, staying in the right lane, about 2 miles to the 3-way intersection in the center of town. Take an immediate, sharp right (around the Town Hall) onto Union Avenue.


* The third building on your right is the Grace Church. It is a large gray stone structure with 4 spires on its belltower (plus a cellular phone spire in the center) and is located next to the police station. Free parking is available in the Danforth Museum parking lot, the Framingham Downtown Library lot, and the Fleet Bank lot on the church side. Both metered and 2 hour street parking are also available, as is a metered public parking lot around the corner.

The site is also accessible by public transportation from Boston and Worcester MA via the Framingham Commuter Rail Line. Get off at the Framingham stop. Walk back down the tracks away from the stop to the intersection of 135 and 126. Turn left/north on Rt. 126/Concord St. Follow it about an eighth of a mile to Union Avenue and Framingham Town Hall. Turn left onto Union and follow from * above.

At-a-Glance Event Information

Site:
Grace Congregational Church
73 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702

Site Opens: 4:00pm
Site Closes: 9:30pm

Event Fees:
Site : There is no site fee, though tickets for the play are $8 for adults and $4 for children under 18. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door, provided seats are still available.
Feast: The feast fee is $8. There is limited seating; please reserve early.

Reservations/Autocrat:
Preston Crow
41 Rockwood Dr.
Ashland, MA 01721-1100
508-881-7550
pc-ac03@crowcastle.net

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc.: Barony of Carolingia

(Please feel free to distribute this listing wide and far - the updated information including fees will not appear in the Pikestaff until April.)