With a fiddler keeping time and barely any other sounds, Arsene takes the stage at multiple renaissance festivals and captivates the audience with magic, humor, and heart. I've witnessed his stage show every year that I've gone to the Texas Renaissance Festival and he has yet to disappoint me or anyone else in the audience.
Arsene's show involves himself, the aforementioned fiddler, and two assistants. One of the assistants catches his eye, and he attempts to impress her throughout the show. He also performs magic for the audience, with (intentional) varying degrees of success. He pulls volunteers (willing and unwilling) from the audience and the results are hilarious.
Without giving away too much about his performances, I'll say that his attempt at making a small furry creature jump through a hoop and a battle with an audience member over a shoe are two of my favorite bits. I also like how one of his assistants seems to foil his plans throughout the show.
Arsene's show is very family friendly, with only mild innuendo that most children under the age of ten won't catch onto.
For family entertainment that will make you laugh until it hurts, give Arsene a try!
More information can be found at www.arsenedupin.com and at the various pages of faires and festivals that he performs at.
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Kendall Fontenot (kfontenot)
Despite looking extremely cool, I have to admit that I'm a dork. I grew up on the outskirts of the small town of Oberlin, LA. I have since relocated to the Lake Charles, LA area.I love my home state … more