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CTC's Lizzie - Photo by Joe del Tufo

As my theater companion and I rose enthusiastically for a well-deserved standing ovation to City Theater Company's cast of LIZZIE, I smiled and told him, “Sisters are slayin’ it for themselves.”  He laughed and nodded and told me to

Lizzie

At the root of the mayhem, blood, and psychosis that is the rock musical Lizzie, opening this weekend at The Black Box Theater presented by City Theater Company, is a historical tale of patriarchy, justice and the truth. Four leading women sing the story of the INfamous Lizzie Borden, the 19th century gal accused of chopping her mother and father to death with an ax. The rock musical subverts the prevalent patriarchy of the time, and uses the story and protagonist as an allegory for modern-day female empowerment...

 

Creative District Mural

Three of Creative District Wilmington's city-wide mural projects have been huge successes, spanning the communities from Westside to Riverside. CDW is grateful to the residents and supporters of these projects — with a special shout-out to artists Corei and Crae Washington of Smashed Label, James Wyatt, and Eric Okdeh for their creativity and talent — their dedication to the projects is evident in the process...

Delaware Shakespeare Festival Henry V

In his time, William Shakespeare became the toast of London theater circles by pleasing critics and the masses with popular plays which contained exceptional turns of phrases. Centuries later, his words remain steeped in the English lexicon. But did you know The Bard was also a motivational speaker? Actually, he wasn’t…but he wrote some extremely stirring speeches...

Summer Happy Hours at Delaware Art Museum

To kick off summer, the Delaware Art Museum is hosting Happy Hours every Thursday—June 29 through September 14—from 5:00pm-7:00pm on the Museum's back terrace in the Copeland Sculpture Garden or in the Thronson Café during inclement weather. Drinks and food specials will be provided by Toscana, the Museum's exclusive caterer. 

Special themed Happy Hours will take place on select dates throughout the summer. On June 29, July 6, and July 13, guests will enjoy local musician Seth Tillman on vocals and acoustic guitar. On July 27, the Museum will host a special Game Night featuring bean bag toss, Jenga, and other outdoor games. On August 31, visitors are invited to bring their four-legged friends for Doggy Day Happy Hour, with special dog treats included...

La Fia

OperaDelaware announced this week that La Fia will be opening for brunch and dinner services for the next two Sundays (April 30 & May 7) as the 2017 OperaDelaware Festival brings hungry patrons to Market Street. As a downtown resident, I have to say, I’m excited for the opportunity to dig INto a new Sunday brunch spot, even if only for two weeks!

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