Family-friendly exhibitions of theatrical swordplay and martial arts take place on the open-air Castle Keep stage of the “Ren Faire,” which is open Saturdays and Sundays off Interstate Hwy. 94 at the Illinois/Wisconsin border in the village of Bristol. Guido’s Academy
gives four shows a day Saturdays and Sundays through August 1.
Guido’s Academy of Theatrical Swordplay is led by award-winning stage combat director David Woolley, aka “Guido,” the faculty coordinator of the Columbia College Theatre Department’s Stage Combat Minor program.
Also in the company are current Columbia College students Ambria Campbell (an Acting BA major with a Stage Combat minor), Megan Konieczka (an Acting BA major), Quinton Walker (an Acting BFA major with a Stage Combat minor), and Jenni Carroll (a Photography BA major with an Acting minor and a Stage Combat minor).
Guido’s Academy of Theatrical Swordplay (Photo: John Karpinsky)
Performances are directed by Stage Combat program instructors David Woolley and John McFarland.