KING JOHN a staged reading


October 4, 2011, Buffalo, NY…Shakespeare in Delaware Park (SDP) is pleased to announce its 6th Annual Fall Fundraiser, a staged reading of William Shakespeare’s KING JOHN, directed by Anthony Chase and sponsored by LPCiminelli.

Join Shakespeare in Delaware Park’s all- star cast, including SDP founder and artistic director Saul Elkin, Tim Newell, Eileen Dugan, Barbara Link LaRue, Adriano Gatto, Kristen Tripp-Kelley, Todd Benzin, Lisa Ludwig and a host of other familiar theatre favorites, as they tell the tale of unresolved family disputes that often end in murder. SDP has never produced this historic Shakespeare play on the main stage and is happy to continue this new yearly fundraising event of providing a reading of the Bard’s rarely produced work for all to hear and enjoy.

This special benefit performance for Shakespeare in Delaware Park will take place on Sunday, November 6th at the Buffalo Seminary. The evening will begin at 6pm with pre-show entertainment, hors d’oeuvres by Rich’s Renaissance Catering and wine tasting provided by Freedom Run Winery.  The KING JOHN reading will begin at 7pm with dessert and coffee served at intermission.

Tickets for KING JOHN (a staged reading) are $50 for Shakespeare in Delaware Park members and $55 for non-members.  All proceeds benefit Shakespeare in Delaware Park, just completing its 36th successful season of FREE Shakespeare.  The production will take place at The Buffalo Seminary located at 205 Bidwell Parkway.  Special thanks to  sponsor  LPCiminelli, and generous  in kind donations from Rich’s Renaissance Catering, Freedom Run Winery, The Buffalo Seminary and Phillips Lytle LLP.  Seating is limited.   Reserve your tickets before November 2nd by calling 856-4533 or visit Shakespeare in Delaware Park on the web at