Gunpowder, Treason & Plot
Join us and escape the modern world November 1-3, 9, & 10 2019!
The year is 1606 and marks the first anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot during which Robert Catesby and Guy Fawkes came very close to succeeding in their plans to blow up the King and every member of Parliament! Shaken and looking for a distraction the King and his Court have decided to make their way to the country, along with the royal Guards, led by Captain Malcolm Wolfe.
Greeting his Majesty are foreign Ambassadors with talks of Treaties and rumors of another Assassination Plot. Most unexpected and terrifying, is the arrival of the King’s cousin, Lady Arabella Stuart. Lady Arabella, considered the rightful successor to the throne by some, has made her own progress with designs on marriage to William Seymour, Duke of Somerset. Growing concerned that the marriage proposal is a prelude in an attempt to seize the Crown, the King will be challenged to stop the dangerous match before it puts his reign in jeopardy.
Join the Adventure:
Save the King! Help Captain Wolfe by participating in the King's Crusade Interactive Game, asking members of our cast for clues to solve the intrigue! Ask for more information at the House of the Three Sisters, located next to the O’Malley Stage. The sisters will explain the King's Crusade Interactive Game and Award Prizes to those who participate, when your Crusade is completed.
Why we do what we do.
Fact: our fun and fantasy in the forest serves a purpose. Every dollar raised from this event goes to the teachers and students in Lake County Public Schools. Our culinary students cook every turkey leg and our drama students prepare to greet our patrons for 4 months. There are over 13,000 volunteer hours dedicated to the magic. The event has over a 2 million dollar economic impact on our county. It is fantasy and fun that creates futures for many less fortunate. Please make this the year you come!
Should you not be able to join the revelry we ask that you would still contribute. Please consider making a donation to the Lake County Educational Foundation today for the students and teachers of Lake County.