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“Hereafter, in a better world than this…”
Cousins Rosalind and Celia escape from their kingdom to live in exile in the Forest of Arden – where they learn about love and life away from the comforts of home.
OCT. 25-NOV. 9, 2017
NOV. 10-12, 2017
ABOUT THE DELAWARE SHAKESPEARE COMMUNITY TOUR
In November 2016, Delaware Shakespeare launched its new Community Tour with Pericles, Prince of Tyre. The production traveled throughout the state bringing thrilling, professional Shakespeare to those with little or no access to the arts.
Community Tour productions play in non-theatrical settings such as multipurpose rooms, cafeterias, and gymnasiums. The production values are scaled for those spaces, with live music, minimal sets, and whatever lighting is available. The productions are performed with a cast of eight actors and a musician.
WATCH A VIDEO ABOUT THE 2016 COMMUNITY TOUR BELOW
The Community Tour, partially supported though a $95,000 challenge grant from the Longwood Foundation, is the most significant new undertaking since Delaware Shakespeare’s founding. It is based on the innovative performance model of Ten Thousand Things, a Minneapolis theater company that has been bringing professional theatre, including Shakespeare, to people with little access to the wealth of the arts for more than 20 years. Delaware Shakespeare is proud to be part of the TEN THOUSAND THEATERS MOVEMENT, a recent group of theatres, including three of the most prestigious Shakespeare companies in the United States, that are adapting the model for their own communities.
Community Tour 2017 Lead Sponsors: Longwood Foundation and Next Generation North