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June 25, 2008

This weekend the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival takes its show down the road to the Fair Oaks Renaissance Tudor Fayre. The SSF will stage two of its 50 minute Shakespeare Lite productions, Scott Lynch-Giddings' "Robin Hood" and Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" on Saturday and Sunday.
SSF director Luther Hanson was interested in adapting "Robin Hood" himself until he found a fairly recent version by Lynch-Giddings.
"I contacted him and we're doing his short version at the Renaissance Fayre," Hanson said.
"We'll do the full length version next summer."
Hanson contacted Tudor Fayre producer Raelynn Debone about advertising the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival at the Fair Oaks event but she said "Why don't you come out and perform?"
So they are.
"It's the kind of performance they like have to out there so it's a really good match," Hanson said.
"Robin Hood" will be performed at 11 a.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday while "Much Ado About Nothing" plays at 2 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday.
The Fair Oaks Renaissance Tudor Fayre is located at Fair Oaks Park, on the corner of Fair Oaks and Madison. There's a free shuttle from the Bella Vista High School parking lot at 8301 Madison Ave. Tickets are $6 - $12 and available online at

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