Founded in 1979, Delaware Theatre Company (DTC) is the state's largest professional theatre. Recognized as a cornerstone in the Brandywine Valley's rich cultural landscape, DTC has produced more than 150 plays for over one million residents and visitors to its community. For the past 24 years, DTC has been a pioneer in the revitalization of Wilmington's beautiful Christina Riverfront and remains an important piece in the development of Wilmington's cultural district. DTC produces four professional theatrical productions each season, with one or two special presentations, along with an array of meaningful education and outreach programs. DTC's mainstage programming has explored the entire canon of American and world theatre, from 20th century classics like The Piano Lesson by August Wilson, Private Lives by Noël Coward and Our Town by Thornton Wilder to contemporary plays like Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie, Proof by David Auburn and Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin. DTC has produced original productions from the works of William Shakespeare, Sophocles, and Moliére as well as world premieres by emerging playwrights including Bruce Graham, Kevin Ramsey, Aaron Posner, and Tazwell Thompson. DTC's artistic programming has been awarded 12 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre by the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia.
THE OUTGOING TIDE by Bruce Graham October 10-28, 2012 Featuring an all-star cast prior to its New York premiere, this transformative piece offers surprising humor as it thoughtfully explores the ebb and flow of a family dynamic. In a summer cottage on Chesapeake Bay, Gunner has hatched an unorthodox plan to secure his family’s future but meets with resistance from his wife and grown son. This new drama by Barrymore Award winner Bruce Graham “hums with dark humor and profound emotion”- Chicago Sun Times.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Patrick Barlow | inspired by the story by Charles Dickens December 5-30, 2012 Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future gets a merry retelling in this world-premiere adaptation by the creators of the two-time Tony Award-winning hit The 39 Steps. Five actors portray over 20 characters, bringing life to this holiday treat both young and old will enjoy. Re-imagined with a fresh new physicality, this “highly theatrical, sometimes comic, ultimately moving adaptation” is sure to brighten up your holidays! -Timothy Childs
BOEING BOEING January 23-February 10, 2013 by Marc Camoletti | translated from the French by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans Fasten your seat belts for high-flying hijinks when Boeing Boeing comes in for a landing on DTC’s stage! In this first-class 1960s French farce, Parisian playboy Bernard juggles the arrivals and departures of his three flight attendant fiancées, each unaware of the other…until an old friend’s surprise visit causes turbulence. Laughter takes off the 2008 Tony Award Winner the New York Times calls “pure pleasure.”
…and presenting the New York production of LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE March 6-10 and 13-17, 2013 Rotating cast includes: Dawn Wells (“Mary Ann” from Gilligan’s Island), and more! Proving that a great show is always in fashion, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, with its starry rotating cast and compulsively entertaining subject matter, has become an international hit. This intimate collection of stories by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron is based on the best-selling book, as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons' friends. Like the popular book, the show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to, creating one of the most enduring theatergoing experiences in New York and now across the country.
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In addition to our busy show season, Delaware Theatre Company offers a myriad of spaces for rent, including a luxurious 389-seat theatre, an intimate gallery holding up to 60, a bright, inviting lobby, and a rehearsal hall approximating the dimensions of the stage.