Brown Box Theatre Project, Boston’s premiere outdoor Shakespeare touring company, announced today that four FREE library workshops have been added to the company’s 10th Annual Shakespeare tour in Delmarva! Brown Box’s largest tour to date spans 3 regions across the US from Indiana to Massachusetts to Delmarva, featuring free outdoor performances of the comedy Much Ado About Nothing, and a series of “Page to Stage” library workshops exploring Shakespeare’s world and words. Under the direction of Executive Artistic Director and Co-Founder Kyler Taustin, audiences can now enjoy Shakespeare’s beloved comedy of trickery, deceit, and masquerade LIVE and on-stage, with bonus workshops for audiences of all ages, thanks to partnerships with local libraries. The expanded 2021 Delmarva Summer Tour brings Shakespeare to 18 outdoor stages and 4 libraries in September 2021!
All Much Ado About Nothing performances are free, outdoors, and open to all audiences; no tickets are needed. Social distancing through lawn seating, blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.Brown Box’s extended tour will also include locations in Indiana (July 2021- 8 outdoor performances and 6 workshops!); and Massachusetts (August 2021 – 13 outdoor performances and 4 workshops!), Please visit http://www.brownboxtheatre.org for full performance schedule and rain locations. All library workshops are free and open to the public; some are in-person and some are virtual. Please see each library’s website for information and registration.
Since 2010 Brown Box Theatre Project has been committed to reinventing the way theatre is created and consumed, by transforming public spaces into vibrant cultural and tourist destinations. Brown Box has perfected the art of the tour; through unique partnerships with local and state organizations, Brown Box delivers outdoor programming and educational workshops that engage and inspire. Brown Box’s touring Shakespeare events include professionally designed sets, lighting, costumes and props, performed by skilled regional actors. Each program is built, performed, and packed away at each location!
About Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing:
“Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.” Upon their return from war, a group of soldiers are reminded that life and love are not so black and white. Trickery, jealousy, deceit, and masquerade each play a role in challenging Benedict and Beatrice’s scorn for love (and each other) as well as the seemingly unassailable love of Claudio and Hero. Through witty banter and dastardly deception, Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, Much Ado About Nothing debates the preconceived notion of how to love and the value of trust.
Much Ado About Nothing will be fully staged in each location, and will feature professional artists, designers, and actors.
“Much Ado About Shakespeare: Stage to Page” Library Workshops – JUST ADDED!:
Brown Box Theatre Project is thrilled to announce the addition of 4 “Much Ado About Shakespeare: Stage to Page” Library Workshops, presented FREE to the public during the company’s 2021 Delmarva Summer Tour! Audiences of all ages are invited to join Brown Box Theatre Project in an engaging, exciting exploration of Shakespeare’s words and worlds, in partnership with libraries in each touring region. Starting with collaborative relationship-building exercises, we will look at Much Ado About Nothing through its post-conflict scope. What happens when communities, like those in the script, begin to embrace non-traditional ways of thinking? Committed to curating a safe, accessible space for varying skill levels and interests, the workshops will be led by teaching artist, Surrey Houlker. Please see each library’s website for information and registration.
Delmarva Dates & Locations:
NEW DATES AND FREE LIBRARY WORKSHOPS JUST ADDED!
All performances and workshops are FREE and open to the public (No tickets required for performances; see each library’s website for workshop details and registration):
September 1 |1:00 pm – NEW IN-PERSON WORKSHOP! Selbyville Public Library, 11 S Main St., Selbyville, DE
September 2 | 7:00 pm – PERFORMANCE: Freeman Stage, 31750 Lake View Dr, Shelbyville, DE
September 3 | 1:00 pm – NEW IN-PERSON WORKSHOP! Worcester County Library, 13 Harrison Ave., Berlin, MD
September 3 | 7:30 pm – PERFORMANCE: Sturgis Park, Snow Hill, 100 River St, Snow Hill, MD
September 4 | 7:30 pm – PERFORMANCE: Pitts St, Berlin, MD Berlin, MD
September 5 | 7:30 pm – PERFORMANCE: Robert Reed Waterfront Park, Main Street, Chincoteague, VA
September 9 | 7:30 pm – PERFORMANCE: Sunset Park, 1 S. Division Street Ocean City, MD
September 10 | 7:30 pm – PERFORMANCE: Seaford Jay’s Nest – 490 North Market Street Ext., Seaford, DE
September 11 | 7:30 pm – PERFORMANCE: Wilmington State Parks, Rockford Park – 2000 Lookout Drive, Wilmington, DE
September 12 | 7:30 pm – PERFORMANCE: Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave, Lewes, DE
September 13 | 3:00 pm – NEW IN-PERSON WORKSHOP! Frankford Public Library, 8 Main St., Frankford, DE
September 14 | 1:00 pm – NEW IN-PERSON WORKSHOP! Somerset County Library, 11767 Beechwood St., Princess Anne, MD
September 15 | 7:30 pm – PERFORMANCE: Holts Landing State Park – 27046 Holts Landing Rd, Dagsboro, DE
September 16 | 7:30 pm – PERFORMANCE: First Heritage State Park, 102 S State St, Dover, DE
September 17 | 7:30 pm – PERFORMANCE: NEW LOCATION! Manokin River Park, 11840 Somerset Avenue, Princess Anne, MD
September 18 | 7:30 pm – PERFORMANCE: Muskrat Park, 207 Willow Green St, St. Michaels, MD
September 19 | 7:30 pm – PERFORMANCE: NEW 2021 LOCATION! Pohanka Riverwalk Ampitheater – 210 S. Salisbury Blvd, Salisbury MD
September 22 | 7:30 pm – PERFORMANCE: NEW 2021 LOCATION! Long Wharf Park – 2 Yacht Club Drive, Cambridge, MD
September 23 | 7:30 pm – PERFORMANCE: J. Millard Tawes Museum, Somers Cove Marina, 3 Ninth St, Crisfield, MD
September 24 | 7:30 pm – PERFORMANCE: Exmore Town Park – 3386 Main St, Exmore, VA
September 25 | 7:30 pm – PERFORMANCE: Avalon Park – 7 Louisa Lane, Charlestown, MD
September 26 | 7:30 pm – PERFORMANCE: Northside Park, 200 125th St Ocean City, MD