Medieval dinner theater in Rochester

Who will pull the sword from the stone and become the new king?

ROCHESTER — With “Game of Thrones” launching its final season of epic battles, the Granite State is taking a lighter approach to claiming a high seat.

Filled with food, festivities and lively songs, “The Sword in the Stone — Challenge for the Throne” is a dinner theater production at The Castle on Charles Fridays and Saturdays, April 19-20 and 26-27. Guests to the tournament will frolic, feast and raise a flagon in celebration of olden times.

The Castle on Charles was built more than a century ago in the manner of an English castle, with a 40-foot tower with crenellations, arches, a cathedral ceiling, gothic lanterns and iron chandeliers. After decades of service as an Episcopal church, and later as an art gallery and studio run by Rabi Frederik Solomon, the castle was renovated and now features a big fireplace.

For this month’s festivities, the Governor’s Inn will provide appetizers, ribs, soup, bone-in chicken, roasted potatoes, honey-glazed carrots and apple crisp and whipped cream.

But skip the utensils and enjoy a four-course meal with your hands. Optional beer, wine, mead and grog will be served in the tavern.

The show, with piano, guitar and lots of audience interaction, is set in the midst of a rowdy Medieval tournament. Who will pull the sword from the stone and become the next king?

Tickets are $44. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the show set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome to don Medieval-inspired attire.

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