Shakespeare Gild

Arden R2 Shakes poster7x11_addresses800THE 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 readings of sonnets and 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. You can leave us a message at (302) 475-3126.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Our 2014 Summer Show: RICHARD II   The original game of thrones. Directed by Tanya Lazar.

performances!  June 12-14 , 19-21, 27-28 at 7:30pm • Sunday, June 22 at 4pm

TICKETS  $10 General Admission • $8 Arden Club Members • $5 Children 12 yrs & under • ALL SEATS $5 for the 4pm matinee Sunday, June 22

For reservations: call 302-475-3126 or make an online reservation below.

The Players (alphabetical by actor)

  • Lady in Waiting/ Herald #1 ……………………………..….. Amy Culver
  • Mowbray/ Ross (Willoughby) ……………………………… Lee Jordan
  • Northumberland ………………………………………. Jim Ewald
  • Richard II …………….……………………………….……………. Gregory Faber
  • Bolingbroke …………………………………………………. David C. Hastings
  • Bagot/Exton ………………………………………………………. Allan Kleban
  • Queen ……………………………………………………………..…. Melissa Kearney
  • Duchess of Gloucester/Servant ……………………………  Linda Kimmelman
  • Aumerle …………………………………………………………..…. Sean McGuire
  • Duchess of York ………………………………………………. Patti Allis Mengers
  • Duke of York ………………………………………………..……. Henry Moncure III
  • Gardener/ Sir Scroop ……………………………………. Ron Ozer
  • Lady in Waiting/ Herald #2 ……………………………. Melissa Redfield
  • Henry Percy …………………………………………….………. Peter W. Slattery
  • John O’Gaunt/ Bishop Carlisle ………………………… Dan Tucker
  • Earl of Salisbury/ Keeper /Abbot of Westminster …. Tom Wheeler
  • Bushy/ Lord Fitzwater ……………………………………..….  Ken Wilson
  • Lord ……………………………………..….  Stephen Harcourt
  • Green/Groom/ York’s servant ……………………….…….  TBA
ASG's own Wm Shakespeare by Rhys McClure, 2010

ASG’s own Wm Shakespeare by Rhys McClure, 2010

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FOR MORE INFORMATION about the long history of Shakespeare in Arden, the gild’s year-round activities, directions to the theater, reservations for our shows, bathrooms, bug spray, photos, and lots more, visit our website at   www.ardenshakespearegild.org

 

2013-14 GILD OFFICERS: Valerie Hutchinson, gildmistress • Laura Wallace, assistant gildmistress • Henry Porreca, business manager • Elaine Hickey, club liaison