SHAKESPEARE IN DELAWARE PARK ANNOUNCES

7th ANNUAL FALL FUNDRAISER

TITUS ANDRONICUS a staged reading

                               

October 12, 2012 Buffalo, NY…Shakespeare in Delaware Park (SDP) is pleased to announce its 7th Annual Fall Fundraiser, a staged reading of William Shakespeare’s TITUS ANDRONICUS, adapted and directed by Anthony Chase and sponsored by LPCimminelli.

 

Join Shakespeare in Delaware Park’s all- star cast, including SDP founder and artistic director Saul Elkin, Adriano Gatto, Susan Drozd, Lisa Vitrano, Greg Howze, Jeffrey Coyle, Peter Palmisano, Lisa Ludwig and a host of other familiar theatre favorites. Titus Andronicus is thought to be Shakespeare’s first tragedy and is certainly known as his bloodiest play.

 

This fictional story of Roman army General, Titus, is set during the latter days of the Roman Empire. The play highlights Shakespeare’s’ attempt to emulate the violent and bloody revenge plays of his contemporaries, which were extremely popular with sixteenth century audiences.  SDP has never produced this tragedy on the main stage and is happy to continue this yearly fundraising event of providing a staged reading of the Bard’s rarely produced work for all to hear and enjoy.

 

This special benefit performance for Shakespeare in DelawareParkwill take place on Sunday, November 4th at the Buffalo Seminary. The evening will begin at 6 pm with pre-show entertainment, hors d’oeuvres by Rich’s Renaissance Catering and wine tasting provided by Leonard Oakes Winery.  The TITUS ANDRONICUS reading will begin at 7pm with dessert and coffee served at intermission,

 

Tickets for TITUS ANDRONICUS (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 37TH 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, Leonard Oakes Winery, the Buffalo Seminary and Phillips Lytle LLP.  Seating is limited.   Reserve your tickets before November 1st by calling 856-4533 or visit Shakespeare in Delaware Park on the web at www.shakespeareindelawarepark.org.