Shakespeare Gild


ASG’s own Wm Shakespeare by Rhys McClure, 2010

ASG’s own Wm Shakespeare by Rhys McClure, 2010

THE ARDEN SHAKESPEARE GILD continues a 100-year tradition of community Shakespeare in the historic village of Arden, Delaware. A member organization of the Arden Club, the gild is dedicated to including everyone with an interest in Shakespeare, both as audience and as participant. The gild produces one of Shakespeare’s plays each summer in the open-air Frank Stephens Memorial Theater in Arden. Each winter our members direct a Young Actors Workshop for kids from age 6 through high school. The gild also sponsors lectures, readings and social activities throughout the year.

MONTHLY MEETINGS. The Arden Shakespeare Gild meets in the Gild Hall on the first Wednesday of each month (except June). Our business meeting at 7:30 is followed around 8pm by informal scenes. Newcomers are always welcome. The Gild Hall is located just south of Harvey Road at Orleans Road; our address is 2126 The Highway, Arden, Delaware 19810.

“…the spring, the summer,
The chilling autumn, angry winter, change
Their wonted liveries; and the mazed world
By their increase, now knows not which is which.”
                   — A Midsummer Night’s Dream

OPENS JUNE 12: 2015 SUMMER PRODUCTION: King Lear directed by Mary Catherine Kelley. Performance dates are June 12-13 at 7:30pm • June 14 at 5pm • June 18-20, 26-27 at 7:30pm.
RESERVATIONS are now open by phone at (302) 475-3126/mailbox #4 or by email: See details and ticket prices on the

Join the fun. Join the CREW. Volunteers are needed for the production staff, including refreshments, parking, help with costumes & props. Please contact Linda Kimmelman at if you are interested in helping behind the scenes.




2014-15 GILD OFFICERS: Mary Catherine Kelley & Linda Kimmelman, co-gildmistresses • Henry Porreca, business manager • Elaine Hickey, club liaison • Claire Ennis, secretary