So Much to Do. So Many Genres.
Chat about Delaware’s arts and entertainment scene.
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Welcome to Delaware Today’s arts blog, the spot to dish on the many cultural opportunities available to Delaware audiences. We’ll cover as many genres as possible, and note cool events offered by organizations large and small, in all three counties.
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Classics on a Budget
The Delaware Shakespeare Festival does “Twelfth Night”
thru Saturday, August 1. There are a few reasons to check this out: First, it’s inexpensive: Just $12 to see a quality production. Second is location. The play is presented outdoors, at Rockwood Park. (Rockwood Mansion makes for a splendid background.) Bring dinner and a beverage, and make a night of it.
Don’t fear the Bard. Take away the brilliant prose, magnificent structure, and multiple subplots involving cross-dressing and mistaken identity, and “Twelfth Night” is basically a romantic comedy. Contact info: (302) 764-0113 or delshakes.org. Order your tickets online. It’s faster.
See “A Midsummer Night's Dream” at the Milton Theatre July 31 thru August 2.
Call this a precursor to the antics of lovable albeit misguided dudes like Seth Rogen, and modern plots involving confused, star-crossed lovers. Shakespeare, of course, loved to create fools and fairies, and in this case, all the confusion leads to a happy ending. Lysander loves Hermia. Helena loves Demetrius. Demetrius thinks he loves Hermia. You know how that goes.
Another deal: Just $18 for adults, and $15 for students and seniors. And the historic Milton Theatre is a good indoor venue. Contact info: (302) 684-3400 or miltontheatre.org.
Dust off the bike every Wednesday evening in July and August and do Hagley’s Bike and Hike from 5 to 8 p.m. You’ll see families, couples, solo bikers, and folks just walking a beautiful mile along the Brandywine. Picnic in the woods while you still can. Remember, school starts soon. Admission is $2 per person, and free for members.
Dollar Days at Hagley happen every Thursday in July and August. This is a good amily deal, where kids can write with quill pens. And, while experiencing life in the 19th century, may actually appreciate life in the 21st. While there, catch the exhibit “From the Orient: Souvenirs from Captain Samuel Francis Du Pont’s Voyage of 1857-1858” in the second floor gallery and release the kids for the hands-on “DuPont Science and Discovery” exhibit. We’re talking a buck–one dollar–for admission for the entire 235-acre site, and free for members.
Contact info: 658-240o or hagley.org
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