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History Dinner Theater: From the Streets of Shakespeare to the Court of Elizabeth

April 26, 2019


Historian Tames Allen appears in an authentic lower-middle-class Elizabethan costume that would be representative of the baker’s wife, the butcher’s wife or the candle maker. These are people who had a trade that was valued in their
community but didn’t necessarily own land. She talks about what these people ate, what they studied in school or apprenticeships, and what it was like to go to the doctor.

In the second part of this program, Tames changes into an authentic, 62-piece Elizabethan court costume with full makeup, assisted by one or two members of the audience. As she dresses, she describes each piece of clothing and its significance. Once fully dressed, she talks about the life and times in Elizabeth’s court. She focuses on the pleasures and duties of living at court, how marriage was for political gain and what it was like to attend the queen.

Ticket price includes a menu choice of one of the following selections:

Sun-dried Tomato Ravioli: Delicate pasta squares stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes and mascarpone cheese, served with
tarragon fondue.

Seared Chicken and Roasted Shrimp: Pan-seared chicken and roasted shrimp.

History Dinner Theater allows visitors to dine on a gourmet three-course meal of their chosing while they are regaled by the historic tales, music, poetry and personal accounts of some of the most fascinating historic figures in the United States. 

Tickets an be reserved by mail, online or by phone at 724.805.2188. 


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