After Birth of a Nation, Shakespeare + St. Valentine and more happening in Delaware this week

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

020917nationAfter Birth of a Nation, February 10th-18th

A racist president. A movie that glorifies the KKK. A daughter torn between career and country. A butler bent on revenge. What could go wrong? Join us for the World Premiere of a new play by acclaimed playwright David Robson. The farce “After Birth of a Nation,” is a hilarious imagining of events that may or may not have taken place on the night that the White House hosted its first movie in 1915. City Theater Company’s The Black Box, Wilmington.

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020917festivalThe Ruby Stanley One-Act Festival, February 17th-18th

The Ruby Stanley One-Act Festival is a truly interactive experience at the Wilmington Drama League. This long-running tradition allows the audience to vote a representative to the state festival – and often regional and national festivals. Both comedic and dramatic, this is an exciting weekend at WDL. Wilmington Drama League.


Kent County

020917valentineShakespeare + St. Valentine, February 11th

Delaware Shakespeare Festival brings a delightful mix of Shakespeare readings, songs, and romance, perfect for Valentine’s Day! Painted Stave is one of the great stops on Delaware’s Beer, Wine, and Spirits Trail. DSF actors celebrate Shakespeare’s lovers (and some of his not-quite-lovers) in this lighthearted evening, lasting just over an hour. All tickets include one drink. Painted Stave Distilling, Smyrna.


020917sankofaA Chautaugua Experience, February 17th-18th

Celebrating the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers & the Tuskegee Airmen. The program will feature the lives of two African American West Point Cadets – Henry Ossian Flipper and Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Inner City Cultural League, Dover.


Sussex County

020917aprilPossum Point Players present: Enchanted April, February 10th-12th

When two frustrated London housewives decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday away from their bleak marriages, they recruit two very different English women to share the cost and the experience. There, among the wisteria blossoms and Mediterranean sunshine, all four bloom again—rediscovering themselves in ways that they—and we—could never have expected. Possum Point Players Theatre, Georgetown.

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