June 17th – 24th: Enchanted Summer Day, Vick the Magician and A Raisin in the Sun

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 County061516arsenicArsenic and Old Lace, June 17th and 18th

This wildly popular comedic farce revolves around two elderly sisters who are famous in thir Brooklyn neighborhood for their numerous act of charity but are crazy as loons. Mix in a dollop of Teddy Roosevelt, a dash of Albert Einstein, and stir with an assortment of quirky characters and you get a lethal cocktail of murder, mayhem, and laughter. Come see what the N.Y. Times called “a play so funny you will never forget it.” The Candlelight Theatre, Ardentown.

061516enchantedEnchanted Summer Day, June 18th

Celebrate the beginning of summer in Winterthur’s award-winning children’s garden. A full day of excitement, imaginative play, and outdoor fun awaits you in the Enchanted Woods. Storytellers, musicians, face painting, games, crafts, and more will provide the perfect kick off to summer. Members free. Included with admission. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.


Kent County

061516rhoadesSonny Rhodes: Disciple of the Blues, June 17th

It’s been a long road for Clarence Edward Smith, (aka Sonny Rhodes) who started as a teenager playing alongside some of his fellow Texas giants including Freddie King and Albert Collins. He has written over 200 songs and has been honored by The Smithsonian Institute for his cultural contribution to the Arts and a 2012 Blues Award recipient. At 75 years young, Sonny continues to be a road warrior, delighting and amazing audiences with his virtuosity mostly displayed on lap steel guitar. Schwartz Center for the Arts, Dover.


061516magicVick the Magician, June 22nd

Illusions by Vick! Be amazed by beautiful, original illusions, astounding feats of mentalism, and engaging classics of magic. Share the smiles and magic with a fun filled, amazing and engaging event of exceptional entertainment. Join us for Illusions by Vick, for his inaugural Kent County performance. Brecknock County Park, Camden.


Sussex County

061516raisinA Raisin in the Sun, June 17th – 19th

Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking play, A Raisin in the Sun is set on Chicago’s South Side. The plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena, called Mama. When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans, however: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. PPP Theatre, Georgetown. 


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