Sage Students Bring Windows to Life for Annual Troy Victorian Stroll Dec. 5

November 29, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Shakespeare class at The Sage Colleges creates animated Victorian-themed windows for annual window decorating contest for the Troy Victorian Stroll.  

Professor David Salomon, chair of the Department of English and Modern Languages, and his Shakespeare class have created a Victorian-themed window display for the Troy Victorian Stroll's annual window decorating contest.  The windows, located at Pfeil Hardware on the corner of State and 3rd Street in Troy, will remain decorated from now until after the New Year. 

Professor Salomon and his class entitled their display "A Shakespearean Fantasy."  The windows show a scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream in which Titania, the fairy queen, gazes at Bottom, who has been turned into a donkey, with the scornful and jealous Oberon (the king of the fairies) looking on.

As a bonus, the window will come to life on December 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as Sage students replace the mannequins with a live window display for the Stroll itself.

A popular highlight of the Stroll is the annual window decorating contest, open to businesses and residences in downtown Troy.  Judging for the contest will be held on November 30 and December 1st and prizes will be awarded in various categories. 

Sage will also offer free parking in the parking lots on Division and 2nd Street during the Stroll. 

Additionally, several Victorian-attired Sage students will be handing out hand warmers during the event to ensure that participants are warm and toasty! 

The Troy Victorian Stroll marks its 28th year as the region's premier free holiday event.   More than 100 free attractions including the region's top performers, ­ musicians, dancers, magicians, and storytellers will be offered on Sunday, December 5, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  More than 20,000 visitors from throughout the Northeast are expected to attend this year.  

28th Annual Troy Victorian Stroll
Sunday, December 5, 2010
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Historic Downtown Troy