Are you pale, malnourished, and gap-toothed? Can you mimic a generic English accent, or jam your ham-size mammies up through a corset? Do you strum a mean lute? Do you carry the plague? If you answered aye to any of these questions, you might 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 nonpaid cast members (read: freelance lepers), but if think 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 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 this evening from 6 to 8 hit the offices of Bobby Rodriguez Productions. First, though, do visit www.ren-fest.com for an application.
Wed., Dec. 5, 6-8 p.m., 2007