10 West Lea BlvdWilmington , DE , 19802
Phone: (302) 764-117239° 45' 42.3504" N, 75° 31' 16.6404" W
In the late 1920s, a loose group of Delawareans begins to meet in each other's homes to read plays and perform for each other. Calling themselves "The Wilmington Drama League," the members soon make a proposition: to share their fun and enthusiasm with a live audience in a real theater. After some hat-passing, they build a rickety stage at the old Lea Mills in Wilmington. They begin to rehearse their first play, the comedy Brewster's Millions, which opens on December 13, 1933 (in true "the show must go on" fashion, two audience members are recruited to fill in for snow-bound actors). The Drama League was on its way!
Arts: Performance, Drama