June 7, 2012 Buffalo, NY … Shakespeare in Delaware Park is pleased to announce its 37th season of free professional outdoor theater will begin in 2 weeks.  This summer’s highly anticipated season will begin June 21st when Shakespeare’s political thriller RICHARD III hits the stage; it is an exciting story of greed, intrigue and family betrayal and will be performed with a modern flare.  Tim Newell will play the title role of Shakespeare’s most famous villain and will be directed by SDP founder Saul Elkin.   A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM will be up next, opening July 26th.  Director Kyle Loconti promises to give audiences a magical evening under the stars with this audience favorite.  This production offers something for everyone, from mischievous fairies to loveable clowns, from high-brow intrigue to low-brow shenanigans.

Also join us for Monday In The Park With Saul on July 2 and August 6 from 7 to 8pm, as founder and Artistic Director Saul Elkin, production directors and some of our actors host an informal chat about our current season, past history and the future of SDP. Bring a lawn chair and join us on stage.

Shakespeare in Delaware Park reaches over 40,000 audience members each season and is pleased to be celebrating 37 amazing years of high-quality professional theatre.  SDP is proud to remain as one of the largest FREE outdoor Shakespeare festivals in the county.  RICHARD  III  runs June 21st  – July 15th  with  A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM on stage July 26th  –August 19th.  Performances are held every evening (except Mondays) at 7:30 p.m.  Shows take place on Shakespeare Hill in Delaware Park, next to Hoyt Lake behind the Rose Garden, off Lincoln Parkwaynear the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Further information may be obtained at www.shakespeareindelawarepark.org or by calling (716) 856-4533. Or like us on facebook at www.facebook.com/shakespeareindelawarepark.


Season Sponsors Provide Generous Support

2012 Season Sponsors include M&T Bank, Erie County, New York State Council on the Arts, The Buffalo News, WGRZ Channel 2, CP&I and Wynn Creative Group.  Additional funding comes from members, donors and audience donations.