SHAKESPEARE IN DELAWARE PARK
DEBUTS NEW STAGE AND OPENS THEIR 41st SEASON JUNE 23
June 10, 2016, 2016 Buffalo, NY … Shakespeare in Delaware Park (SDP) will be cutting the ribbon and debuting their brand new stage June 23 on the opening night of their 41st season of free professional outdoor theater. The summer season will kick off with an opening night reception at the top of the hill to celebrate the success of their 1.2 million dollar capital campaign for the new stage. The ribbon cutting will take place at 7:15pm right before the actors take their places for the evening’s performance of THE WINTER’S TALE which will begin at 7:30pm
It is interesting to note that THE WINTER’S TALE was SDP’s very first production in 1976 and will now be the first production on the brand new stage in 2016! Founder and Artistic Director Saul Elkin directs, Matt Witten, Patrick Moltane, Jenn Stafford, Lisa Vitrano and Tom Loughlin in this production known as one of Shakespeare’s late romances. The crowd pleasing THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, will be the second offering of the summer featuring Chris Hatch, Bonnie Jean Taylor, Rolando Gomez and Norm Sham directed by Steve Vaughan. The courtship of Petruchio and Kate hits the stage on July 28th.
Shakespeare in Delaware Park reaches over 40,000 audience members each season and is excited to be celebrating 41 incredible years of high-quality professional theatre. SDP is proud to remain as one of the largest FREE outdoor Shakespeare festivals in the county. THE WINTER’S TALE runs June 23rd – July 17th with TAMING OF THE SHREW on stage July 28th –August 21st. 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 Parkway near the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
To purchase tickets for the opening night reception or for further information about SDP please visit www.shakespeareindelawarepark.
SHAKESPEARE IN DELAWARE PARK ANNOUNCES
The 22nd Annual Fabulous Feast and Auction
Saturday April 9th, 2016
March 2016- Buffalo, NY…Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Shakespeare in Delaware Park’s The 22nd Annual Fabulous Feast and Auction is right around the corner. Indulge in a scrumptious 5 course meal of delicious food and cocktails as this year we theme our feast: SHREW FEST in honor of this summer’s 41st season production of TAMING OF THE SHREW.
The Fabulous Feast will take place April 9th from 6 to 10pm at Buffalo’s own medieval castle, the Connecticut Street Armory. This one of kind event was voted as BUFFALO’S BEST LONG STANDING FUND RAISER 2015 by Buffalo Spree Magazine.
Join in on the fun where you’ll mingle with a whole array of Shakespearean characters. Partake in games of “Elizabethan Chance”, have your photo booth picture taken in your finest apparel (we’ll even supply the crowns!). Be amazed by all the entertainment that will surround you: music, dancers, jugglers, sword fights and much much more! And whatever you do-don’t miss out on the 3 royal auctions, silent, ticket and live with splendiferous items to bid on.
Come one, come all and help support Shakespeare in Delaware Park’s 41st Season of FREE Shakespeare. Tickets are $80/$150 per couple for SDP members, $100/$180 per couple for nonmembers (ticket price includes all food, drink and entertainment)
Sponsorship tables are available.
Shakespearean attire is encouraged but not required. Get your tickets now by calling 856-4533 or visit the website at www.shakespeareindelawarepark.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lisa Ludwig or Tracy Snyder, 856-4533
March 3, 2016
Shakespeare in Delaware Park Announces Shakespearience Interviews
Interviews for SHAKESPEARIENCE, (Shakespeare in Delaware Park’s high school apprentice program) are scheduled to be held on: April 16, 2016
9am to 12pm at Sacred Heart Academy -3860 Main Street
CALL 856-4533 by April 8th for an appointment
Session I : WINTERS TALE will run from: June 18 to July 17
Session II : TAMING OF THE SHREW will run from: July 23 to August 21
This season’s productions are:
WINTERS TALE directed by Saul Elkin- June 23– July 17
TAMING OF THE SHREW directed by Steve Vaughan- July 28 – August 21
SHAKESPEARIENCE is open to area high school students; this program is designed to provide in-depth theatrical experience with theatre professionals. Each session runs for five weeks, beginning the week prior to regularly scheduled SDP performances. In addition to attending theatre classes (Tuesday-Friday 1:30-4:30) students will gain hands-on experience in an SDP professional production as part of the technical crew and will perform on the main stage (the final Friday of the session) in a student performance, preshow to the SDP season production. Applicants will be required to participate in an enrollment interview and prepare a short Shakespeare Monologue/ Sonnet.
Tuition is $400 per five-week session. Scholarships are available.
APPLICANTS MUST CALL FOR AN INTERVIEW APPOINTMENT AND PREPARE A SHORT SHAKESPEARE MONOLOGUE OR SONNET. NO INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONDUCTED ON A WALK IN BASIS.
For an appointment or further information call 856-4533.
March 5, 2016:
For more information, see https://buffalobard.wordpress.com/
Or contact: Barbara Bono, UB Associate Professor, English, and Coordinator (email@example.com; 716-207-0690)
Welcome to “Bvffalo Bard 2016: 400 Years Since Shakespeare”!
Design by John Bono/Renee Ruffino. This image combines a drawing of a large bull buffalo by late-19th/early 20th-century American naturalist Ernest E. Thompson Seton with the famous engraving of Shakespeare from the 1623 First Folio by Martin Droeshout.
2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. During this year, “all the world’s a stage” for commemorations of the Bard’s life and work. Here in Western New York, we will join the celebration with a year-long calendar of public humanities events, including local performances, conferences, tours, and exhibits, all centered around Will and the work he created.
Our libraries will offer their community spaces and show their collections for a number of events, including early Folio and Rare Book exhibits, the Milestones of Science exhibit, a Shakespeare Read-A-Thon, and on Shakespeare’s April 23nd birthday a reception in conjunction with the annual Nichols’ Regional High-School Shakespeare Conference, done this year in collaboration with “Will Power” sponsored by Nardin Academy. The downtown Buffalo & Erie County Public Library will also host competitions, festivals, and book-making sessions for lovers of Shakespeare from all “seven ages of man,” infancy to old age. All are welcome!
In 2016, Shakespeare in Delaware Park will also celebrate their 41st season on a brand new stage, made possible by generous donations from the community of Buffalo at large. In honor of this exciting time, they will start the season with a reprise of their first-ever production, the heart-rending and magical The Winter’s Tale, and round out the summer spectacular with the crowd-pleasing The Taming of the Shrew.
Other events throughout the year include over a dozen theatrical productions, a major academic conference–“Object and Adaptation: The Worlds of Shakespeare and Cervantes”–exhibits, screenings, talks, tours, concerts, competitions, and much, much more.
Most events are free and open to the public, although a few will require a nominal entrance fee.
We hope this year will be a region-wide celebration. If your school, organization, or group is interested in contributing to the calendar, please contact us!
Click on the web-site tabs to find out some of the marvelous things we have in store for you!