This week, alongside the 52nd International Congress of Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University will host the inaugural Mostly Medieval Theatre Festival. This new biennial event, designed to increase the availability of high-quality performances to public audience and Congress attendees alike, will feature regionally-produced music and theatre, as well as touring performances by universities and other theatre and music troupes. Given this festival is in its first year, we're sure that audiences have some questions.
What is the Mostly Medieval Theatre Festival? Why is this happening at WMU? What can audiences expect?
Artistic director of the festival and Department of Theatre professor Lofty Durham provides some answers in the discussion below.