Shakesperience, Shakespeare in Delaware Park’s high school intern program, will be holding a performance on Friday, July 10th at 6:15 pm, prior to Shakespeare in Delaware Park’s main stage performance of The Tempest (Rain Date – July 11th). This year’s show is an adapted 40 minute version of Twelfth Night with 7 area High School Students performing.

Shakespearience teacher Kate Loconti states, “This performance of Twelfth Night has truly been a collaborative process. We have rehearsed four days a week for three weeks and have worked together to cut the script, develop the concept and work on the characters. Throughout the process, we have focused on understanding the details of the text, bringing it to life with well-thought out interpretations of the characters, and finding new and exciting moments with the play’s heartfelt and witty story. It has been an entertaining journey to Illyria and back, and we hope you enjoy it.”

The Shakespearience Program is open to area high school students and is designed to provide in-depth theatrical experience with theatre professionals. Each session runs for five weeks, beginning the week prior to regularly schedule professional Shakespeare in Delaware Park performances. In addition to attending classes, students gain hands-on experience in a professional production as part of SDP technical crew.

All performances are free of charge.

Shakespeare in Delaware Park is now in its 34th Season. The Tempest performances are held every evening (except Mondays) at 7:30 p.m. through July 12th. SDP’s second show of the season, Julius Caesar opens July 23rd and runs until August 16th. 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.