What would summer in Delaware Park be without the free Shakespeare line-up that attracts over 40,000 fans each and every year? In 2015, Shakespeare in Delaware Park will be celebrating 40 years as one of the city’s most regarded cultural institutions. The production series is one of the largest free outdoor Shakespeare festivals in the country, and is a cherished undertaking supported by an unwavering community that counts on the production to stay its course from mid June to mid August.
Starting on June 18th, 2015, the ever popular Romeo and Juliet will commence (June 18 – July 12), featuring founder and artistic director Saul Elkin as Friar Lawrence, along with Kathleen Denecke and Jonas Barranca as the lovers. The play is directed by Tom Loughlin, and supported by actors that include Peter Palmisano, Lisa Ludwig, Gerry Maher and Eileen Dugan. The second play of the season will be Twelfth Night, featuring an all male cast comprised of some of the most respected acting talents in the region (July 23 – August 16).
It’s time to gather your picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs, in anticipation of yet another action packed summer on Shakespeare Hill.
Performances are held every evening (except Mondays) at 7:30 pm. 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. Further information may be obtained at www.shakespeareindelawarepark.org or by calling (716) 856-4533. Or visit this Facebook page.