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Delaware Shakespeare brings 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' to Rodney Square

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Rodney Square in Wilmington has never hosted a live theater production.

That changes next month when Delaware Shakespeare brings A Midsummer Night’s Dream there for a 4-day run.


“In most falls, we do what we call our Community Tour, where we take a Shakespeare play around the State - going to places like prisons and homeless shelters and community centers -  and that’s just not yet possible with COVID," said David Stradley, producing artistic director for Del Shakes. "So we thought what can we do to still share Shakespeare in a really broad way with a big stretch of our community.”

Stradley says that led them to approach the City of Wilmington about mounting a free Shakespeare play in Rodney Square.

Performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream are set for Thursday, September 16 through Saturday, September 18 at 7 p.m.  There’s also a Sunday matinee September 19 at 2 p.m.


If you plan to attend, bring your own chair and blanket. And you can also bring food.


Face coverings are encouraged.


Delaware Public Media' s arts coverage is made possible, in part, by support from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.


Kelli Steele has over 30 years of experience covering news in Delaware, Baltimore, Winchester, Virginia, Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego, California.
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