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Shakespeare in Delaware Park postponed to next year

Posted at 5:53 PM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 17:53:48-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Instead of celebrating a rich 45 year history, Shakespeare in Delaware Park is postponing this year's productions to 2021.

"We held out as long as we could in hopes that we would indeed be able to have our summer season this year," said Executive Director Lisa Ludwig.

She also said it's because state and government protocols aren't in place yet. So for the safety of actors, staff and crew, they will not be on the Hill this year.

"I was supposed to play Starveling from A Midsummer Night's Dream. Unfortunately it has been postponed, which is great 'cause we still will get to do it next year and they're keeping the same cast to the best of their ability," said actor Angelo Heimowitz.

And the Buffalo Theater company is bringing all things Shakespeare to you at home - with online workshops, lessons and a weekly guest artist series.

"We're calling it our Intermezzo season. We are planning to do a four person touring show, hopefully in August with the collaboration of the Olmsted Parks," said Ludwig.

One of the actors in the touring show is Heimowitz, along with Marie Costa, Jaime Nablo, Zack Bellus and Brendon Didio.

"It seems pretty exciting. I know a little bit about it and our first rehearsal is on June second," he said.

"We see 40,000 audience members every summer. So it is our goal right now with everything we're going through is to still be there for the community," said Ludwig.

And since they're missing out on their 45th birthday, members say next year, they're going all out.

"I think once everything eventually opens back up and we do it, it's going to be a real party," said Heimowitz.