Return to Renaissance age focus of Purdue Calumet ‘Building Community’ program 4/12
HAMMOND, Ind. — A 17th century Renaissance visit, complete with wandering minstrel music, is in store for attendees of Purdue University Calumet’s next Building Community through the Arts program. The program is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 12 at the downtown Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Ave.
Attendees of “A Renaissance Faire” will experience a slice of Renaissance life through food, music and entertainment. Admission is free.
“Those who attend will have an opportunity to taste the flavors, hear the sounds and see the dress of the European world as it was 400 years ago,” Purdue Calumet Executive Director of Multidisciplinary Studies and event coordinator Rebecca Stankowski said. “The balcony scene from ‘Romeo and Juliet’ also will be performed.”
Additionally, the event will feature the music of Rook, a group that uses an unusual combination of brass and string instruments that, while popular 400 years ago, creates colors that are absent from modern music.
“A Renaissance Faire” is collaboratively presented by Purdue Calumet’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the university’s Multicultural Campus Council and the Towle Theater. Free parking is available east of the theater off Fayette Street and west of the theater across Hohman Avenue.