Here are a few nifty events outside of Dover that you should consider checking out this weekend.
Dark comedy “Romeo and Juliet” to unfold in Georgetown
WHAT “Romeo and Juliet,” presented by Delaware Tech Performing Arts Club
WHEN 7 p.m., Friday; 2 and 7 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus, 21179 College Drive, Georgetown
COST $5 in advance; $7 at the door
INFO Visit dtcc.edu or call (302) 259-6102
The romantic Shakespearian story of “Romeo & Juliet” you were forced to read in high school has been morphed into a dark comedy that comes out of left field in Delaware Tech Performing Arts Club’s new spring production this weekend.
In the club’s “Romeo & Juliet,” the setting is Georgetown. Romeo is a womanizer. Juliet is sassy. And the narrator makes regurgitation noises when Romeo and Juliet try to express their love to each other.
Debuting this evening at Delaware Technical Community College’s Owens Campus in Georgetown, “Romeo & Juliet” opens with the narrator. She’s a teenage girl who’d rather be hanging with her friends than stuck babysitting some kid. Because the child she’s babysitting won’t go to sleep without hearing a bedtime story, the narrator tells her an over-the-top tale of “Romeo & Juliet.”
Fundraiser to support CR grad with cancer
WHAT Tie One for Sam fundraiser
WHEN 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday
WHERE Wagon Wheel Family Restaurant, 110 S. Dupont Ave., Smyrna
COST $5 for Caesar Rodney students and $10 for general public
INFO For more information, visit Wagon Wheel on Facebook or call (302) 653-1457
The Wagon Wheel Family Restaurant in Smyrna will feature a night of spoken word and live music this Saturday to support a Caesar Rodney High School alumnus who’s battling cancer.
The event is titled Tie One for Sam and will include performances by spoken word artist Deborah Abiona and bands Tsunami Sunset, Pretty Sounds for a Girl and Highglass Wave.
Proceeds will benefit Sam Fasano, a resilient young man who’s now wheelchair-bound. The funds are intended to help Fasano’s parents create an accessible living space so he can come back home.
Fasano was diagnosed with cancer while attending CR. He underwent treatment and still managed to graduate in 2012. But the cancer has since returned, confining him to a wheelchair.
Patrons who’d like to show their support for Fasano at Tie One for Sam are encouraged to wear a tie to the event.
Block party with Chrvches and Phantogram
WHAT Chrvches and Phantogram in concert
WHEN 3:45 to 7 p.m.
WHERE The Piazza at Schmidts, North Hancock Street, Philadelphia
INFO Visit radio1045.com
What better way to ring in the weekend than to a see free concert by Chrvches and Phantogram, two of the hottest electro acts around?
You can see both outfits on Saturday at the Piazza at Schmidt’s in Philadelphia, as part of Radio 104.5’s Summer Block Party series.
Phantogram, which will perform at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover next month, is a New York-based duo with music that offers hazy dream-pop and dark soundscapes, coupled with head-knocking rhythms melded into a contagious, original sound.
Having excited the crowd at last year’s Firefly, Chrvches is a Scottish trio that’s risen to international fame quite quickly, considering the group was only founded three years ago. The sizzling trio has made a name for itself with its colorful synth-pop, melodic vocals and heartfelt lyrics.