Shakespeare in the Park to open 37th season
This summer’s highly anticipated season will begin June 21 when Shakespeare’s political thriller Richard III hits the stage, it is an exciting story of greed, intrigue and family betrayal and will be performed with a modern flare.
Tim Newell will play the title role of Shakespeare’s most famous villain and will be directed by SDP founder Saul Elkin.
A Midsummer Nights Dream will be up next, opening July 26.
Director Kyle Loconti promises to give audiences a magical evening under the stars with this audience favorite.
This production offers something for everyone, from mischievous fairies to loveable clowns, from high-brow intrigue to low-brow shenanigans. Shakespeare in Delaware Park reaches more than 40,000 audience members each season and is pleased to be celebrating 37 amazing years of high-quality professional theatre. SDP is proud to remain as one of the largest free outdoor Shakespeare festivals in the county.
Richard III runs June 21 through July 15 with A Midsummer Nights Dream on stage July 26 through Aug. 19.
Performances are held every evening (except Mondays) at 7:30 p.m. Shows take place on Shakespeare Hill in Delaware Park, next to Hoyt Lake behind the Rose Garden, off Lincoln Parkway near the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
Further information may be obtained at www.shakespeareindelawarepark.org or by calling 856-4533.
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