The Delaware Shakespeare Festival hosted their 13th production this summer, opening in July, and ending with a finale performance on Saturday, August 1st. This year’s featured production was, The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Samantha Bellomo with the two headstrong lovers, Katharina and Petruchio, played by Felicia Leicht and Charlie DelMarcelle.
As aligned in their mission – A professional theatre company dedicated to making Shakespeare accessible and fun by presenting affordable, high-quality classical theatre and education programs to the residents and visitors of the greater Delaware Valley – DSF works to uphold their core values, as seen below, for the betterment and enrichment of the greater Delaware Valley.
Delaware Shakespeare Festival – Core Values:
- Quality, professional, live, classical theatre such as Shakespeare is intended to be affordable, accessible, and fun for all.
- The creation of an informal, family-friendly, event-like atmosphere for our productions.
- Engaging audience members from all ages of life through DSF offerings and educational outreach.
- Belief in smart growth, as a dynamic, evolving arts’ organization.
- Establishing a respectful, creatively exciting atmosphere that nurtures artists and artistic growth.
Their focus around community and educational outreach are two traits valued at The Kenny Family Foundation. Not only does DSF work hard to entertain those attending the festival but they provide educational resources to help both children and adults learn more about Shakespeare. Delaware Shakespeare Festival does a spectacular job uniting the community each year with their lively and family-friendly Shakespeare productions.
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