Dates & Price
Saturday, June 16 & Sunday, June 17, 2018, 2:00–6:00 pm
Free with Gardens Admission
Blanket / Chair Policy for this event: Blankets and chairs are permitted throughout the day and may be used during performance times.
In their Longwood Gardens debut, Delaware Shakespeare presents vibrant theatre in their enactments of iconic Shakespeare scenes throughout the idyllic setting of our Gardens over the course of two afternoons. With scenes from Romeo and Juliet to Macbeth to Much Ado About Nothing, Delaware Shakespeare entertains and enlightens audiences of all ages.
More about Delaware Shakespeare
The state’s only professional Shakespearean theatre company, Delaware Shakespeare celebrated its 15th season in 2017. The company was founded with a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the grounds of Archmere Academy in 2003, and moved to its summer home inside Rockwood Park in 2006. Thousands of people pack a picnic every summer to attend Delaware Shakespeare’s outdoor and under the stars performances featuring some of the Philadelphia region’s top acting talent. In 2016, Delaware Shakespeare added a second full production to its season with the Community Tour, offering free performances inside homeless shelters, prisons, senior centers, rural libraries, and more, for audiences that typically do not have easy access to professional theatre. From its home base in Wilmington, Delaware Shakespeare performs in all three counties of the state, occasionally crossing the line into Pennsylvania, with a mix of main stage shows, touring productions, staged readings, and other special events.
Delaware Shakespeare will be performing the following scenes throughout Longwood Gardens:
- Much Ado About Nothing, Act 2, Scene 3
- Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 2
- Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 8
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 3, Scene 2
- Julius Caesar, Act 2, Scene 4