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Sug of Hoochi Coochi IN the Mix

Our latest episode of IN the Mix is now available on Facebook and YouTube! Sug from Hoochi Coochi joins us as we throw The Delaware Contemporary, Downtown Brew Fest 2019 and Girard Craft & Cork & Faire Market & Cafe *IN the Mix* in our August INstallment...

South Pacific The Candlelight Theatre

It’s 2019, and The Candlelight Theatre is celebrating its 50th anniversary this season, currently staging the musical South Pacific which is celebrating its 70th anniversary. Milestones like this matter in a world in which 60% of all TV shows get cancelled before season two and 70% of all restaurants close within 3-5 years...

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“Why, then the world ’s mine oyster, Which I with sword will open,” says Pistol to Falstaff in Act II of The Merry Wives of Windsor. Those words never rang truer as Delaware Shakespeare does just that in bringing this play to life for their Summer Festival series at Rockwood Park. Originally, published in the early 1600s, The Merry Wives of Windsor is a vehicle for one of Shakespeare’s most infamous characters, Sir John Falstaff. The character of Falstaff, of course, had previously been featured in Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2. It is said that Queen Elizabeth loved the character so much that she demanded Shakespeare write Falstaff into a comedy and show him in love. Thus, we have this play in which Falstaff, full of bravado and booze, sets out to woo two married women in order to gain access to their husband’s wealth. All the while, three other suitors make their play for a young lass whose heart belongs to only one. And so, as they say, comedy ensues. 

Seven Bells of Remembrance

On the Fourth of July, at the far end of Market, freedom will ring … and those doing the ringing will definitely need some earplugs. “It can be quite deafening,” says Delaware Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Alan Jordan.