Shakespeare in Delaware Park is pleased to announce its 34th season of free professional outdoor theater. The summer’s exciting season will begin June 18th when THE TEMPEST takes the stage. Originally listed as a comedy, modern editors have relabeled The Tempest as one of Shakespeare’s late romances, and it is now considered to be one of his greatest works. The part of Prospero has been played by many great actors, and this anticipated production will not disappoint when Shakespeare in Delaware Park founder and artistic director Saul Elkin takes on this role, directed by Derek Campbell. Filling the second slot and opening on July 23rd will be the classic tragedy, JULIUS CAESAR. This crowd-pleasing tale of honor, patriotism, friendship and betrayal will be directed by Steve Vaughan and star Dan Walker as Caesar and Doug Zschiegner as Brutus.

Shakespeare in Delaware Park reaches over 40,000 audience members each season and is proud to be celebrating 34 incredible years of high-quality professional theatre, which remains FREE for the public to enjoy. The Tempest runs June 18th – July 12th with Julius Caesar on stage July 23rd –August 16th. Performances are held every evening (except Mondays) at 7:30 p.m. (no performance July 4th). Shows take place on Shakespeare Hill in Delaware Park, next to Hoyt Lake behind the Rose Garden, off Lincoln Parkway near the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Further information may be obtained at www.shakespeareindelawarepark.org or by calling (716) 856-4533.

Season Sponsors Provide Generous Support

2009 Season Sponsors include M & T Bank, Erie County, New York State Council on the Arts, WGRZ Channel 2, WBFO 88.7FM, The Buffalo News, Rich Renaissance Catering and CPI. Additional funding comes from members,