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Delaware Today 302 Culture Calendar of Events: Theater


Jan. 13 Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup performers of all time, comedian Sinbad makes a stop at The Grand. The Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, 652-5577, thegrandwilmington.org

Annual One-Act Showcase
Jan. 13-14 The Chapel Street Players kick off the second half of the season with their yearly tradition, the One-Act Showcase. Chapel Street Players, 27 N. Chapel St., Newark, 368-2248, chapelstreetplayers.org

editor’s pick SmartTalk Series
Jan.17-May 23 This season, the celebrity-based spoken-word series at the DuPont Theatre welcomes Dr. Jane Goodall, Donna Brazile, Frances Mayes, Cathy Rigby and Sigourney Weaver. DuPont Theatre, 1007 N. Market St., Wilmington, 656-4401, duponttheatre.com

Time Stands Still
Jan. 18-Feb. 5 This work by Donald Margulies follows Sarah and James, a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent, trying to find happiness in a world that seems to have gone crazy. Delaware Theatre Company, 200 Water St., Wilmington, 594-1100, delawaretheatre.org

Friday Night Live!: Cocktails and Comedy
Jan. 20 Get your giggle on when talent from HBO, Comedy Central and comedy clubs around the country perform at Harrington Raceway & Casino. Harrington Raceway & Casino, U.S. 13, Harrington, (888) 88-SLOTS, casino.harringtonraceway.com

Just Drag: A Warm Winter Lei
Jan. 21 Comedian Jodi Wasserman returns as hostess for a Hawaiian winter luau full of entertainment from your fave queens and kings at The New Candlelight Theatre. The New Candlelight Theatre, 2208 Millers Road, Ardentown, 475-2313, nctstage.org

editor’s pick The Cripple of Inishmaan
Jan. 26-Feb. 12 UD’s Resident Ensemble Players take on Martin McDonagh’s dark comedy about a young, crippled boy who vies for a part in a Hollywood movie when the director and crew arrive on his small Irish isle. Resident Ensemble Players, Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts, 110 Orchard Road, Newark, 831-2204, pttp.udel.edu

Howie Mandel
Jan. 27 Comedian Howie Mandel takes a break from his television gigs and goes back to his roots to tickle your funny bone at Dover Downs. Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover, 674-4600, doverdowns.com

Jan. 27-Feb. 11 Based on a true story, an uneasy racial truce is shattered when a Jewish man is accused of murder in this drama set in Georgia in 1913. Wilmington Drama League, 10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington, 764-1172, wilmingtondramaleague.org

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