October 23-November 17, 2019
Two dreamers awake to love and the world as they fight to hold on to their vision of wonder amidst forces that tear them apart.
You’ll never feel the power of Shakespeare’s vital romantic tragedy more immediately than in our Community Tour production, where every audience member is within 10 feet of the performers.
The Community Tour will once again bring high quality Shakespeare performances to the full spectrum of humanity in our state, by traveling to non-traditional locations such as homeless shelters, prisons, and community centers.
ABOUT THE DELAWARE SHAKESPEARE COMMUNITY TOUR
Delaware Shakespeare launched its new Community Tour in Fall 2016 with Pericles, Prince of Tyre and followed that up in Fall 2017 with As You Like It and Fall 2018 with The Merchant of Venice. The productions travel throughout the state bringing thrilling, professional Shakespeare to audiences who may not have easy access to professional arts experiences..
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-to-nine actors and a musician.
WATCH VIDEOS ABOUT THE 2017 & 2016 COMMUNITY TOURS BELOW
The Community Tour 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.