Austin Shakespeare Luminalia
Hear ye, hear ye, fair citizens of Austin. Their Majesties, the King and Queen have requested your appearance at the 2nd annual Luminalia, a costumed affair taking place at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden on Sunday evening. OK, so we don’t really have royalty in Texas, but whether you choose to arrive in character or in a festive mood determined to have a great time, Austin Shakespeare is pulling out all the stops to make this an evening to remember.
A Luminalia combines all the elements that one would expect from a Shakespearean troupe, including dancers, performers, music, poetry and much revelry. These happenings originated in the 17th century and celebrate “The Triumph of Light” with a variety of entertainment typically associated with that era. The Austin Luminalia (circa 2010) includes period musicians and dancers from the American Repertory Ensemble, a dinner by Word of Mouth Catering and lighting design by Robert Whyburn.
Guests are encouraged to wear colors and accessories that contribute to the evening’s celestial theme, but costumes are not required. So get out your 16-Century finery or your Sunday best and head over to the sculture garden for a night of earthly delights. Tell the royals Austin Social Planner sent you…and that you demand your own turkey leg, post haste!
The Bottom Line:
2nd Annual Austin Shakespeare Luminalia
When: Sunday, November 14, 2010–5-9pm
Where: Umlauf Sculpture Garden – 605 Robert E. Lee Road
Benefiting: Austin Shakespeare
Event Information: http://austinshakespeare.org/drupal/
Cost: $125; $250 “Stellar Tickets” include a mask designed by Jennifer Davis
Tickets: http://luminalia2010.eventbrite.com/ or by calling 512.470.4505