Here are a few nifty events outside of Dover that you should consider checking out this weekend.
Jeckyll has no place to Hyde
WHAT “Doctor Jeckyll, No Place to Hyde,” presented by Second Street Players
WHEN 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays; final show is on Sunday, July 20
WHERE Riverfront Theatre, 2 S. Walnut St., Milford
COST $17 general admission; $16 seniors (65 and older) and students on Sunday only
INFO Visit secondstreetplayers.com or call 422-0220
This nostalgic story about a meek doctor and his monstrous alter ego has received a comedic makeover in Second Street Players’ new production “Doctor Jeckyll, No Place to Hyde,” which opens tonight at the Riverfront Theatre in Milford.
Performances will run the entire weekend.
Based on the traditional tale of Jekyll and Hyde, Second Street’s new summer comedy features Henry Jeckyll, a British doctor who drinks a special potion, transforming himself into a hairy beast that terrorizes London. That backdrop is nothing new if you’re remotely familiar with the Jekyll and Hyde story. But there’s more. “Doctor Jeckyll, No Place to Hyde” flips the script by introducing a handful of innuendos, a bit of slapstick and a zanier Hyde who kidnaps horses and flirts with the ladies, while also trying to dodge the cops.
Shakespeare Festival with ‘Hamlet’
WHAT “Hamlet,” presented by Delaware Shakespeare Festival
WHEN 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 6 p.m., Sunday
WHERE Rockwood Museum & Park, 610 Shipley Road, Wilmington
INFO Visit delshakes.org or call 415-3373
It’s the 450th celebration of William Shakespeare’s birthday, and the Delaware Shakespeare Festival will commemorate the legendary playwright with a production of the drama “Hamlet,” which will run this entire weekend at Rockwood Museum & Park in Wilmington.
There’s nothing short of drama in “Hamlet.” A prince returns home. His mother is wed to his uncle. And that just begins the love, confusion, betrayal, self-doubt, violence and revenge that make up this classic play.
“Hamlet” will be held outdoors, so bring your own blankets or chairs, pack a picnic (or grab a bite from the Wandering Chef food cart) and don’t forget to check out the pre-show entertainment.
Dying for laughs
WHAT “Musical of the Living Dead,” presented by Bootless Stageworks
WHEN 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday
WHERE OperaDelaware, 4 S. Poplar St., Wilmington
COST $30 Splatter Zone seating; $25 General admission
INFO Visit bootless.org
Show tunes and originals inspired by George Gershwin and Green Day will have zombies and humans breaking out into song in Bootless Stageworks’ “Musical of the Living Dead,” held at OperaDelaware in Wilmington tonight and Saturday.
The curtain opens with 10 survivors of a recent zombie apocalypse trapped in a farmhouse who are willing to try anything to escape. “Musical of the Living Dead” will take audiences beyond the grave with its satirical nods to classic zombie films and musical theater.
The musical is complete with Bootless’ messiest Splatter Zone ever. This glorious zone is an area where more than just blood will come hurling your way, so be sure to wear something you don’t mind getting ruined. The coveted Splatter Zone is limited to 35 seats, which means you’ll want to reserve yours as soon as possible.