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Delaware Shakespeare Performance

Delaware Shakespeare
Summer Series

Dates & Price

Saturday, June 16, 2018
1:00–8:00 pm

Sunday, June 17, 2018
1:00–6:00 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 10 minute scenes from Romeo and Juliet to Macbeth to Much Ado About Nothing, Delaware Shakespeare entertains and enlightens audiences of all ages. 

Kristin Devine: Beatrice, Nurse, Helena, Antony
Eliana Fabiyi: Juliet, Hermia, Roman Citizen
Trevor Fayle: Don Pedro, Romeo, Puck, Roman Citizen
Gregory Isaac: Leonato, Macbeth, Oberon, Brutus
Daniel Ison: Claudio, Young Siward, Lysander, Roman Citizen
Ned Pryce: Benedick, Macduff, Demetrius, Roman Citizen

Saturday schedule of performances

  • 1:00 pm
    Much Ado About Nothing, Act 2, Scene 3

    Confirmed bachelor Benedick is tricked into falling in love by his best friends.
    Location: Exhibition Hall

  • 1:30 pm 
    Romeo and Juliet
    , Act 2, Scene 2
    Romeo and Juliet swear their love in the famous balcony scene.
    Location: Main Fountain Garden
  • 2:00 pm 
    Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 8

    Macbeth and Macduff duel to the death in a muscular broadsword fight.
    Location: East Plaza

  • 2:30 pm
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    , Act 3, Scene 2

    Two sets of young lovers lost in the woods are thrown into fits of confusion by magical spirits trying to play Cupid.
    Location: Meadow Entrance

  • 3:00 pm
    Julius Caesar, Act 2, Scene 4

    Brutus and Mark Antony manipulate a Roman crowd with funeral orations following the death of Julius Caesar.
    Location: Italian Water Garden

  • 4:00 pm 
    Much Ado About Nothing, Act 2, Scene 3
    Confirmed bachelor Benedick is tricked into falling in love by his best friends.
    Location: Exhibition Hall
  • 4:30 pm
    Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 2
    Romeo and Juliet swear their love in the famous balcony scene.
    Location: Main Fountain Garden
  • 5:00 pm 
    Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 8
    Macbeth and Macduff duel to the death in a muscular broadsword fight.
    Location: East Plaza
  • 5:30 pm
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 3, Scene 2
    Two sets of young lovers lost in the woods are thrown into fits of confusion by magical spirits trying to play Cupid.
    Location: Meadow Entrance
  • 6:00 pm
    Julius Caesar, Act 2, Scene 4
    Brutus and Mark Antony manipulate a Roman crowd with funeral orations following the death of Julius Caesar.
    Location: Italian Water Garden
  • 7:00 pm 
    Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 8
    Macbeth and Macduff duel to the death in a muscular broadsword fight.
    Location: East Plaza
  • 7:30 pm
    Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 2
    Romeo and Juliet swear their love in the famous balcony scene.
    Location: Main Fountain Garden
  • 8:00 pm 
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 3, Scene 2
    Two sets of young lovers lost in the woods are thrown into fits of confusion by magical spirits trying to play Cupid.
    Location: Meadow Entrance 

Sunday schedule of performances

  • 1:00 pm
    Much Ado About Nothing, Act 2, Scene 3
    Confirmed bachelor Benedick is tricked into falling in love by his best friends.
    Location: Exhibition Hall
  • 1:30 pm 
    Romeo and Juliet
    , Act 2, Scene 2
    Romeo and Juliet swear their love in the famous balcony scene.
    Location: Main Fountain Garden
  • 2:00 pm 
    Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 8
    Macbeth and Macduff duel to the death in a muscular broadsword fight.
    Location: East Plaza
  • 2:30 pm
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    , Act 3, Scene 2
    Two sets of young lovers lost in the woods are thrown into fits of confusion by magical spirits trying to play Cupid.
    Location: Meadow Entrance
  • 3:00 pm
    Julius Caesar, Act 2, Scene 4
    Brutus and Mark Antony manipulate a Roman crowd with funeral orations following the death of Julius Caesar.
    Location: Italian Water Garden
  • 4:00 pm 
    Much Ado About Nothing, Act 2, Scene 3
    Confirmed bachelor Benedick is tricked into falling in love by his best friends.
    Location: Exhibition Hall
  • 4:30 pm
    Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 2
    Romeo and Juliet swear their love in the famous balcony scene.
    Location: Main Fountain Garden
  • 5:00 pm 
    Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 8
    Macbeth and Macduff duel to the death in a muscular broadsword fight.
    Location: East Plaza
  • 5:30 pm
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 3, Scene 2
    Two sets of young lovers lost in the woods are thrown into fits of confusion by magical spirits trying to play Cupid.
    Location: Meadow Entrance
  • 5:50 pm
    Julius Caesar, Act 2, Scene 4
    Brutus and Mark Antony manipulate a Roman crowd with funeral orations following the death of Julius Caesar.
    Location: Italian Water Garden

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. 

Find out more on their website.

Delaware Shakespeare is performing Much Ado About Nothing from July 13–July 29, at Rockwood Park in Wilmington, Delaware.