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LSUA Renaissance Festival

Released: 04/07/2008

LSU at Alexandria’s annual Renaissance Festival – which recreates some of the sights and sounds of life in Elizabethan England – is scheduled April 18-19 on campus. The public is invited, and the event is free.

Both days will conclude with an outdoor presentation at dusk of “Hamlet,” widely regarded as William Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy. The play, directed by LSUA associate professor of theatre and communication studies Richard Gwartney, also will be performed April 16-17 at 7:30 p.m.

The Renaissance Festival, which has been held since 2001, will feature musicians, dancers, choral groups, actors, historical re-enactments and two troops of belly dancers. The Friends of Bolton Library book sale will be held at the festival, and vendors of arts and crafts, food, and other items will be present April 19. The event begins at 2 p.m. on April 18 and at 10 a.m. on April 19.

Additional information is available from Tammy Monk at 619-2913 or