Calling All Wenches

Are you pale, malnourished, and gap-toothed? Can you mimic a generic English accent, or hike your ham-sized mammies up in a corset? Do you strum a mean lute? Do you carry plague? If you answered “aye” to any of these questions, you may be just the sort the Florida Renaissance Festival is seeking to hire for its 2008 incarnation (taking place February 9 through March 9 in Deerfield Beach). There will be a tryout in January for “non-paid cast members” (read: freelance lepers), but if you feel your time is worth a piece of silver, you can attend one of two December job fairs, at which organizers will be loading up on sales and food service employees. The only catch is that the festival both requires employees to maintain the “dialect, dress and decorum” of the era, while also “strictly” prohibiting profanity. Brush up on your Shakespearean insults (“thou lump of foul deformity!”) and on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. hit the offices of Bobby Rodriguez Productions (800 NW 57th Pl., Fort Lauderdale). First, though, do visit www.ren-fest.com for applications. Call 954-776-1642.
Wed., Dec. 5, 6 p.m., 2007
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Sam Eifling
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