SHAKESPEARIENCE, (Shakespeare in Delaware Park’s high school intern program) will be holding a performance on Friday August 17, 2012 at 6 pm, prior to Shakespeare in Delaware Park’s main stage performance of A MID SUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM which will begin at 7:30pm.

Join us for Dr. Prospero’s Shakespeare Show.  It’s a world of play for Dr. Prospero, especially when a runaway couple unwittingly stumbles upon his Shakespearean retreat. Jon and Julie are in search of a phone; instead, they find the antics of Ariel, the whims of Prospero and the wordplay of Will. One tempestuous night in this enchanted abode and the twosome will never be the same. With a beguiling, and somewhat frightening, cast of characters including Caliban, Constance, Coriolanus, Mercutio, the MacBs, and that shrew Kate, Dr. Prospero’s Shakespeare Show brings out the Bard in everyone.

Shakespearience is truly a collaborative process. Lead teacher (Katie Mallinson) and 7 area students have worked together to write  the script, develop the concept and perfect their Shakespearian characters.  This educational experience promises to be  fun filled and entertaining for the entire audience. 

The Shakespearience Program is open to all 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 37th Season of FREE Shakespeare. A MID SUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM runs nightly at 7:30pm until August 19th.    Shows take place on Shakespeare Hill inDelaware Park, next to Hoyt Lake behind the Rose Garden, off Lincoln Parkway near the Albright-Knox ArtGallery. Further information may be obtained at www.shakespeareindelawarepark.org or by calling (716) 856-4533.