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A Night of Readings from "The Dark Side" with the Delaware Shakespeare Festival

With Halloween right around the corner, the Delaware Shakespeare Festival wanted feature two masters of the macabre. Shakespeare wrote plenty of darker plays. There's a reason that many people don't use the dreaded "M" word in front of certain company and will only refer to it as The Scottish Play! And who better to partner with the darker side of Shakespeare than the American father of macabre, Edgar Allen Poe!

Throughout the month of October, The Delaware Shakespeare Festival presents A Night of Readings from "The Dark Side," combining Poe and Shakespeare's works together. You get to experience this special performance from The Delaware Shakespeare Festival in 3 different locations: the Gothic halls of Rockwood Mansion, the eclectic galleries of the Newark Arts Alliance, or in the grandeur of the Read House & Gardens in Old New Castle.

That being said, tickets for the Rockwood Mansion performances on Saturday October 19 are nearly sold out, and Sunday October 27 is sold out. If you want to catch this unique performance, definitely check it out at the Newark Arts Alliance on Friday, October 18 or Saturday, October 26 or at the Read House on Friday, October 25. Only 30 seats are available each night, so it doesn't take long for the shows to sell out.

The show lasts about an hour, and it features some familiar DSF faces. A Night of Readings from "The Dark Side" features Caroline Crocker (Titania - A Midsummer Night's Dream), Adam Darrow (Proteus - Two Gentlemen of Verona), James Kassees (Sir Thurio - Two Gentlemen of Verona), and newcomer to DSF, Claire O'Malley. Tickets are $18.50 and you can purchase them online at http://www.delshakes.org.

Posted at 3:15pm on October 8, 2013 by Gina Poletti

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Mon, Oct 21, 2013 8:15am
I caught this performance last night at Rockwood. Very interesting to hear Poe read by trained actors. The climax of the "House of Usher" is riveting. Plus, if you've been to the Shakespeare in the park the past few years you'll recognize the players.

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