July 31st – August 7th: The Taming of the Shrew, James and the Giant Peach and 2015 Antiques Show

 Delaware Shakespeare Festival (Brian Drouin/NewsWorks)

Delaware Shakespeare Festival (Brian Drouin/NewsWorks)

From concerts and movies to special events for the whole family, there is always something to see and do in Delaware.  Here are some of our picks.   

New Castle County

073015festivalThe Taming of the Shrew, July 31st – August 2nd

The sun becomes the moon. A drunk becomes a lord. A servant becomes a master. And two headstrong lovers become…perfect companions? Join us under the stars for Shakespeare’s raucous comedy about the swirling possibilities of change. Bring your own blankets or chairs, pack a picnic, come for the pre-show entertainment, and enjoy Shakespeare outdoors at what Delaware Today calls “summer’s must-do event.” Rockwood Mansion Park, Wilmington.

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073015shrekShrek the Musical Jr., August 7th & 8th

Be sure to check out all the hard work done by our campers. Appropriate for all ages, introduce your family to theatre by attending one of our shows and see why our summer camps are one of the best in the area. In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who’ve been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. The Everett Theatre, Middletown.



Kent County

073015jamesJames and the Giant Peach, July 31st – August 2nd

Adapted by David Wood from Dahl’s book, the play begins at the end of the story, when James and his friends are living in the giant peach stone in Central Park, New York. A tour guide brings a party of tourists (the audience) to see this major attraction, and James and his friends tell the story of how they came to live in New York. The insects play the other roles, like James’s cruel Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker, and the epic journey across the Atlantic is acted out with live action, puppetry and storytelling. Riverfront Theater, Milford.


073015watercolorDelaware Watercolor Society Opening Reception, August 7th

View over 50 Delaware Watercolor Society works, meet the artists and enjoy a concert with two ensemble members of Mélomanie. Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover.




Sussex County

073015lewes2015 Antiques Show, August 1st

The Lewes Historical Society is celebrating the 52nd Anniversary of its Outdoor Antiques Show on August 1, 2015, at the Lewes Historic Campus at Second and Shipcarpenter Streets in beautiful downtown Lewes. The show begins at 9:00am and lasts until 4:00pm, general admission is $5.00, and children under 12 are free. The proceeds benefit the Society and are used in educational and preservation programming. Lewes Historical Society.


073015possumPossum Point Players’ present: New Faces of Shakespeare, August 4th

New Faces of Shakespeare, an affiliate of Possum Point Players of Georgetown, will perform scenes from five of Shakespeare’s following plays: As You Like It, Othello, All’s Well That Ends Well, Romeo & Juliet, The Tragedy of King Richard the Third, and Much Ado About Nothing. The performers are seasoned actors who have played in local community theater groups for many years. Lewes Public Library.




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