For the first time in it’s 38 year history, the Delaware Theatre Company is proud to announce that the theatre is on track to gross $1 million in ticket sales.
This is a encouraging news for the performing arts and significant for the Wilmington Riverfront area. “I am humbled by this news,” said DTC Executive Director Bud Martin. “It is a testament to the production quality that has been produced this season by the artists and staff of the theatre. When I arrived at Delaware Theatre Company, the picture was bleak. I am thrilled that four years later we can look to the future, towards new and exciting artistic ventures, with the knowledge that our audiences will embrace and value the works we produce.”
“For more than a generation the Delaware Theatre Company has enriched our region through inspired productions and a commitment to bringing performance into the community to serve others,” says Governor Jack Markell. “Surpassing this milestone is a reflection of the quality of its product and the value that Delawareans place in the arts. I’m proud to congratulate Delaware Theatre Company and to recognize the vision of its founders, the strong support of its patrons and ticket holders, and of course the talent of its artists who have contributed to its success.”
“Congratulations to the Delaware Theatre Company, as this accomplishment represents the theatre’s long-standing commitment to the arts and performance in the City of Wilmington, Delaware and surrounding areas,” said Mayor Dennis P. Williams. “For decades, the Delaware Theatre Company has remained at the forefront of bringing high-quality artists and talent to the stage. I proudly commend the theatre company and performers for their continued artistic contributions, and appreciate the support of local ticket holders who allow our local community to thrive as a center for world-class arts and culture entertainment.”
In order to hit the million dollar goal, the theatre must sell an additional $50,000, which translates to only 1,400 tickets – or enough to fill the 315-seat house only four times. The 2015/2016 season is projected to sell over 31,000 tickets, the highest attended season since 2006 (28,000 tickets sold) and a monumental increase since the new artistic leadership took over in 2012 (12,000 tickets sold).
Currently on stage, Nell Benjamin’s THE EXPLORERS CLUB, has been receiving rave reviews:
“Exciting and Impeccable” – The News Journal
“A Comic tour-de-force” – DC Metro Theater Arts
“Will keep you laughing non-stop for two hours – which go by way too fast” – WHYY Newsworks
Performances are held at DTC’s intimate, 315- seat theatre, located at 200 Water Street in Wilmington, DE, just feet from the beautiful Riverfront. Single tickets are on sale now and prices begin at $40. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more and students. For information on bringing a group to the theatre, call DTC’s Patron Experience Manager Carolina Millard at 302-594-1100 x215.