LANCE Orlando is celebrating our first foray into performing a living chessboard with the inaugural year of the Orlando Renaissance Festival. The festival, which will be held on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th of December -- that's Friday through Sunday for those without a calendar handy -- will feature LANCE Orlando's living chess match among many other excellent acts, including the Cabin Boys, Giacomo the Jester and Looney Lucy, and Trash or Treasure. The location of the festival is beautiful Bill Fredrick Park at Turkey Lake in the Metrowest area near Universal Orlando. For information about tickets, times, and more, visit OrlandoRenaissanceFestival.com.
But more about our show! Here's the official description:
In the midst of the War of the Roses, both House Lancaster and House York have been invited to Orlando City (The City Beautiful) for peace talks. Things begin friendly enough but soon turn sour as years of bad blood fuel tempers that cannot be kept at bay. To prevent open war in the streets of their city, House Orlando suggests an alternative to further bloodshed: a game of living chess. Who will prevail in this fierce battle of wits, House York or House Lancaster? Come witness a show featuring live combat and a rollicking good time to find out!
There's a lot left for us to polish in the coming weeks, but we can't wait for you to see the show! We've got our cast, our stage, and now our crowns. All we're really missing is an audience (that's you) laughing and cheering us on! After all, with a living chess match just full to bursting with sword-fights and squabbling royals, what's not to love about the War of the Roses?
See you at the Orlando Renaissance Festival!
-- Casey, Webmaster