The 2021 version of Shakespeare, Poe & Fiends was held at Fort Christina. Information on the 2021 event can be found below. 2022 plans are still being determined.
Shakespeare, Poe & Fiends at Fort Christina
An Autumnal Story Stroll
Sunday, November 8
Timed Admissions at 2pm (SOLD OUT), 2:30pm, 3:30pm, and 4pm
$15 Youth 18 and under
Purchase Tickets HERE.
While COVID-19 means it is not wise for 40 souls to sit closely inside historic buildings, we invite you to join us outdoors for tales of spirits, mystery, and hauntings as we reimagine our annual fall tradition in a new, evocative setting – with room for social distancing.
Purchase a timed admission slot, and then choose your path throughout Fort Christina where you will find actors ready to transfix you with readings of six different thrilling stories.
Take in all six stories, or choose those that interest while you also enjoy the atmosphere provided by a live musician. In addition, a Fort Christina guide will be present to share history of the site.
All six stories can be heard in just over an hour.
1110 East 7th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Special thanks to: Fort Christina (First State National Historic Park), Kalmar Nyckel Foundation, Quaker Hill Historic Preservation Foundation, Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware, City of Wilmington Preservation Planning Office, and the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania.
AUDIENCE & PERFORMER GUIDELINES
There will be a maximum of thirty people per thirty-minute timed admission slot. Multiple stories will be occurring at all times to allow audience to be spread throughout the park.
All audience members will be required to wear masks. At each reading location, audiences will be requested to keep social distance between audience groups and be placed at least 13’ from the performers.
Audience members will be walking to and standing at each story location. The walking paths throughout the park are uneven flagstone walkways, with the total path about a ½ mile in length.
There will be no public restroom facilities.
Del Shakes requests audience members to refrain from attending if they are sick or symptomatic. (Refunds will be offered.)
While the performers will not be wearing masks, performers will undertake the following pre-performance health assessment:
- Temperature Check
- Healthy survey for COVID symptoms