Theatre season opens with Renaissance Feast

EOU theatre opens season with return of Renaissance Feast

Oct. 11, 2017 La Grande, Ore. − Jesters, courtiers, musicians and royalty will mingle with common folk Oct. 14 at Eastern Oregon University’s second annual Royal Renaissance Feast.

EOU’s theatre department will launch its 2017-2018 production season with this interactive dinner and show on the McKenzie Theater stage.

Student actors in full period costume serve a four-course dinner and provide 16th century entertainment, such as singing, sword fights and skits. The event offers a true representation of renaissance feasting, including a distinct lack of utensils.

Kenn Wheeler, a theatre professor at EOU, said the department elected to repeat the event after last year’s success.

“The response from attendees was overwhelming,” Wheeler said. “It’s guaranteed to be a raucous good time to be had by all.”

Proceeds from the evening benefit the theatre department’s scholarship fund.

Tickets are on sale now at the box office in Loso Hall or online at for $35 each. Seating is limited.

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