December TBA – Live recording and radio performance of George Bernard Shaw’s THE DARK LADY OF THE SONNETS

March-April TBA – Presentation of films of Royal Shakespeare Company productions of LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST and LOVE’S LABOUR’S WON (MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING)

March-May, 2015 – Shakespeare in the Parks MACBETH tour

June 3-August 9, 2014 – The 55th Season of Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park. 

June 3-July 25: “The Tempest.” Directed by Matt Wallace.

June 18-July 25: “The Taming of the Shrew.” Directed by Amy Attaway.

July 2-July 26: “Macbeth.” Directed by Matt Wallace.

• All three plays will be performed in repertory July 14-July 26.

July 25: Bard-a-Thon. Kentucky Shakespeare performs all three plays in one day.

July 29-Aug. 2: “The Comedy of Errors” performed by the Globe Players, Kentucky Shakespeare’s student production.

Aug. 4-9: Community Partners Week (other theater companies’ performances).

• “Recent and Relevant Shakespeare” New commissioned work form Theatre[502]

• “Chasing Ophelia” by Doug Schutte of The Bard’s Town Theatre.

PLUS

• “Late Night Shakes” Improvised Shakespeare by the Louisville Improvisors at 10:30 p.m. June 27, July 11 and 18.

• All evenings include food trucks, an open bar called Will’s Tavern and pre-show entertainment provided by groups from throughout the community.

 

Now Playing
About Us
William Shakespeare and his company built two Globe Theatres.

Production History

1960

Festival in Central Park
A cutting of Much Ado About Nothing
C. Douglas Ramey

____

1961

Othello
C. Douglas Ramey

Macbeth
C. Douglas Ramey

Much Ado About Nothing
C. Douglas Ramey

____

 1962

Othello
C. Douglas Ramey

Julius Caesar
C. Douglas Ramey

Macbeth
C. Douglas Ramey

Much Ado About Nothing
C. Douglas Ramey

____

 1963

Julius Caesar
C. Douglas Ramey

The Tempest
C. Douglas Ramey

Twelfth Night
C. Douglas Ramey

____

1964

The Taming of the Shrew
C. Douglas Ramey

Macbeth
C. Douglas Ramey

As You Like It
C. Douglas Ramey

____

1965

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
C. Douglas Ramey

Much Ado About Nothing
C. Douglas Ramey

Othello
C. Douglas Ramey

The Merry Wives of Windsor
C. Douglas Ramey

____

 1966

The Taming of the Shrew
C. Douglas Ramey

Hamlet
C. Douglas Ramey

Twelfth Night
C. Douglas Ramey

____

1967

Romeo and Juliet
Keith Baker

Henry IV, Part I
Keith Baker

The Tempest
C. Douglas Ramey

____

1968

The Winter’s Tale
Keith Baker

Julius Caesar
George Neilson

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
C. Douglas Ramey

____

1969

Macbeth
C. Douglas Ramey

Much Ado About Nothing
C. Douglas Ramey

Measure for Measure
Gary McKim

____

 1970

Coriolanus
C. Douglas Ramey

All’s Well That Ends Well
C. Douglas Ramey

King Lear
Gary McKim

____

1971

The Tempest
Howard Williams

The Merry Wives of Windsor
Gary McKim

Antony and Cleopatra
C. Douglas Ramey

____

1972

The Winter’s Tale
C. Douglas Ramey

Julius Caesar
C. Douglas Ramey

Twelfth Night
Thomas Van Brunt

____

 1973

Romeo and Juliet
David C. Roster

Richard III
John Hagan

The Taming of the Shrew
Walace Briggs

____

1974

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
C. Douglas Ramey

Cymbeline
Bryan Clark

Hamlet
Gordon Smith

____

1975

As You Like It
Rand Mitchell

Macbeth
C. Douglas Ramey & Michael Hankins

Measure for Measure
Gordon Smith

___

1976

Much Ado About Nothing
Michael Hankins

Richard II
Albert Harris

Twelfth Night
Gordon Smith

____

1977

The Winter’s Tale
Gordon Smith

King Lear
Albert Harris

Love’s Labors Lost
Michael Harris

____

1978

The Taming of the Shrew
Nathan Stucky

Romeo and Juliet
Bekki Jo Schneider

Pericles
Gary McKim

____

1979

The Tempest
Gary McKim

Julius Caesar
Bekki Jo Schneider

King John
Albert Harris

____

1980

Macbeth
Bekki Jo Schneider

The Winter’s Tale
Stephen Schultz

____

1981

Twelfth Night
Bekki Jo Schneider

Hamlet
Stephen Schultz

Much Ado About Nothing
Gary McKim

____

1982

Romeo and Juliet
Adale O’Brian

As You Like It
Bekki Jo Schneider

Cymbeline
Stephen Schultz

____

1983

Othello
Bekki Jo Schneider

The Taming of the Shrew
Adale O’Brian

Measure for Measure
Stephen Schultz

____

1984

The Tempest
Bekki Jo Schneider

Richard II
Stephen Schultz

The Merchant of Venice
Jimmy Bohr

____

 1985

Much Ado About Nothing
Jimmy Bohr

Henry IV, Part I
C. Hal Park

The Merry Wives of Windsor
Stephen Schultz

____

1986

The Comedy of Errors
Cary Libkin

Macbeth
C. Hal Park

Henry IV, Part 2
Jimmy Bohn

____

1987

King Lear
Michael Hankins

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
C. Hal Park

Henry V
Jimmy Bohr

____

1988

Romeo and Juliet
Cary Libkin

The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Michael Hankins

Julius Caesar
C. Hal Park

____

1989

Twelfth Night
Curt L. Tofteland

Hamlet
Robert Spera

The Winter’s Tale
Elizabeth Ball

____

1990

Macbeth
George E. Judy

The Taming of the Shrew
Curt L. Tofteland

____

1991

The Merry Wives of Windsor
Laura Fine

King Richard III
Curt L. Tofteland

Gammer Gurton’s Needle
Robert D. Moulton

____

1992

Much Ado About Nothing
Curt L. Tofteland

Othello
Sharon Walton

The Farce of the Worthy Master Pierre Patelin
Juergen Tossmann

____

1993

King Richard II
Alexia Visarion

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Curt L. Tofteland

Les Plaideurs
Juergen Tossmann

____

1994

The Comedy of Errors
Curt L. Tofteland

King Henry IV, Part 1
Drew Fracher

Pantalone’s Examination
James R. Tompkins

____

1995

As You Like it
Curt L. Tofteland

King Henry IV, Part 2
Drew Fracher

Pantalone’s Challenge
James R. Tompkins

____

1996

Two Gentlemen of Verona
Curt L. Tofteland

King Henry V
Drew Fracher

Pantalone Gets His
Brandi J. Smith

____

1997

The Tempest
Curt L. Tofteland

Pantalone Rides Again
Brandi J. Smith

____

1998

Macbeth
Curt L. Tofteland

Macpant
Todd Espeland and Allison Williams

____

1999

The Taming of the Shrew
Curt L. Tofteland

The Taming of the Pantalone
Todd Espeland, Allison Williams & Celeste Santamassino

____

2000

Romeo and Juliet
Curt L. Tofteland

Twelfth Night
Curt L. Tofteland

____

2001

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Curt L. Tofteland

Love’s Labors Lost
Curt L. Tofteland

____

 

2002

Hamlet
Curt L. Tofteland

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
Curt L. Tofteland

____

2003

Much Ado About Nothing
Curt L. Tofteland

The Merchant of Venice
Curt L. Tofteland

____

2004

Othello
Curt L. Tofteland

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Globe Players)
Doug Sumey & David Chrzanowski

____

2005

Macbeth
Curt L. Tofteland

The Comedy of Errors (Globe Players)
David Chrzanowski

____

2006

As You Like It
Curt L. Tofteland

Romeo & Juliet (Globe Players)
David Chrzanowski

____

2007

Measure For Measure
Curt L. Tofteland

Taming of the Shrew (Globe Players)
David Chrzanowski

___

2008

Julius Caesar
Pamela DiPasquale

Pericles
Curt L. Tofteland

Twelfth Night (Globe Players)
Matt Wallace

____

 2009

Macbeth
Pamela DiPasquale

Romeo & Juliet
Anthony Patton

Hamlet (Globe Players)
Matt Wallace

____

2010

The Tempest
Pamela DiPasquale

Richard III
Matt Wallace

Much Ado About Nothing (Globe Players)
Richard Gammon

____

2011

Complete Works of Wlliam Shakespeare (abridged)

As You Like It
Rob Clare

Two Gentlemen of Verona (Globe Players)
Anna Kurtz

____

2012

Much Ado About Nothing
Jane Page

Measure For Measure (Globe Players)
Will Salmons

____

2013

Twelfth Night
Brantley Dunaway

Taming of the Shrew (Globe Players)
Will Salmons

____

2014

A Midsummer’s Nights Dream
Matt Wallace

Henry V
Amy Attaway

Hamlet
Matt Wallace

Love’s Labour’s Lost (Globe Players)
Brian Hinds

Production History

1960

Festival in Central Park
A cutting of Much Ado About Nothing
C. Douglas Ramey

____

1961

Othello
C. Douglas Ramey

Macbeth
C. Douglas Ramey

Much Ado About Nothing
C. Douglas Ramey

____

 1962

Othello
C. Douglas Ramey

Julius Caesar
C. Douglas Ramey

Macbeth
C. Douglas Ramey

Much Ado About Nothing
C. Douglas Ramey

____

 1963

Julius Caesar
C. Douglas Ramey

The Tempest
C. Douglas Ramey

Twelfth Night
C. Douglas Ramey

____

1964

The Taming of the Shrew
C. Douglas Ramey

Macbeth
C. Douglas Ramey

As You Like It
C. Douglas Ramey

____

1965

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
C. Douglas Ramey

Much Ado About Nothing
C. Douglas Ramey

Othello
C. Douglas Ramey

The Merry Wives of Windsor
C. Douglas Ramey

____

 1966

The Taming of the Shrew
C. Douglas Ramey

Hamlet
C. Douglas Ramey

Twelfth Night
C. Douglas Ramey

____

1967

Romeo and Juliet
Keith Baker

Henry IV, Part I
Keith Baker

The Tempest
C. Douglas Ramey

____

1968

The Winter’s Tale
Keith Baker

Julius Caesar
George Neilson

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
C. Douglas Ramey

____

1969

Macbeth
C. Douglas Ramey

Much Ado About Nothing
C. Douglas Ramey

Measure for Measure
Gary McKim

____

 1970

Coriolanus
C. Douglas Ramey

All’s Well That Ends Well
C. Douglas Ramey

King Lear
Gary McKim

____

1971

The Tempest
Howard Williams

The Merry Wives of Windsor
Gary McKim

Antony and Cleopatra
C. Douglas Ramey

____

1972

The Winter’s Tale
C. Douglas Ramey

Julius Caesar
C. Douglas Ramey

Twelfth Night
Thomas Van Brunt

____

 1973

Romeo and Juliet
David C. Roster

Richard III
John Hagan

The Taming of the Shrew
Walace Briggs

____

1974

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
C. Douglas Ramey

Cymbeline
Bryan Clark

Hamlet
Gordon Smith

____

1975

As You Like It
Rand Mitchell

Macbeth
C. Douglas Ramey & Michael Hankins

Measure for Measure
Gordon Smith

___

1976

Much Ado About Nothing
Michael Hankins

Richard II
Albert Harris

Twelfth Night
Gordon Smith

____

1977

The Winter’s Tale
Gordon Smith

King Lear
Albert Harris

Love’s Labors Lost
Michael Harris

____

1978

The Taming of the Shrew
Nathan Stucky

Romeo and Juliet
Bekki Jo Schneider

Pericles
Gary McKim

____

1979

The Tempest
Gary McKim

Julius Caesar
Bekki Jo Schneider

King John
Albert Harris

____

1980

Macbeth
Bekki Jo Schneider

The Winter’s Tale
Stephen Schultz

____

1981

Twelfth Night
Bekki Jo Schneider

Hamlet
Stephen Schultz

Much Ado About Nothing
Gary McKim

____

1982

Romeo and Juliet
Adale O’Brian

As You Like It
Bekki Jo Schneider

Cymbeline
Stephen Schultz

____

1983

Othello
Bekki Jo Schneider

The Taming of the Shrew
Adale O’Brian

Measure for Measure
Stephen Schultz

____

1984

The Tempest
Bekki Jo Schneider

Richard II
Stephen Schultz

The Merchant of Venice
Jimmy Bohr

____

 1985

Much Ado About Nothing
Jimmy Bohr

Henry IV, Part I
C. Hal Park

The Merry Wives of Windsor
Stephen Schultz

____

1986

The Comedy of Errors
Cary Libkin

Macbeth
C. Hal Park

Henry IV, Part 2
Jimmy Bohn

____

1987

King Lear
Michael Hankins

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
C. Hal Park

Henry V
Jimmy Bohr

____

1988

Romeo and Juliet
Cary Libkin

The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Michael Hankins

Julius Caesar
C. Hal Park

____

1989

Twelfth Night
Curt L. Tofteland

Hamlet
Robert Spera

The Winter’s Tale
Elizabeth Ball

____

1990

Macbeth
George E. Judy

The Taming of the Shrew
Curt L. Tofteland

____

1991

The Merry Wives of Windsor
Laura Fine

King Richard III
Curt L. Tofteland

Gammer Gurton’s Needle
Robert D. Moulton

____

1992

Much Ado About Nothing
Curt L. Tofteland

Othello
Sharon Walton

The Farce of the Worthy Master Pierre Patelin
Juergen Tossmann

____

1993

King Richard II
Alexia Visarion

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Curt L. Tofteland

Les Plaideurs
Juergen Tossmann

____

1994

The Comedy of Errors
Curt L. Tofteland

King Henry IV, Part 1
Drew Fracher

Pantalone’s Examination
James R. Tompkins

____

1995

As You Like it
Curt L. Tofteland

King Henry IV, Part 2
Drew Fracher

Pantalone’s Challenge
James R. Tompkins

____

1996

Two Gentlemen of Verona
Curt L. Tofteland

King Henry V
Drew Fracher

Pantalone Gets His
Brandi J. Smith

____

1997

The Tempest
Curt L. Tofteland

Pantalone Rides Again
Brandi J. Smith

____

1998

Macbeth
Curt L. Tofteland

Macpant
Todd Espeland and Allison Williams

____

1999

The Taming of the Shrew
Curt L. Tofteland

The Taming of the Pantalone
Todd Espeland, Allison Williams & Celeste Santamassino

____

2000

Romeo and Juliet
Curt L. Tofteland

Twelfth Night
Curt L. Tofteland

____

2001

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Curt L. Tofteland

Love’s Labors Lost
Curt L. Tofteland

____

 

2002

Hamlet
Curt L. Tofteland

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
Curt L. Tofteland

____

2003

Much Ado About Nothing
Curt L. Tofteland

The Merchant of Venice
Curt L. Tofteland

____

2004

Othello
Curt L. Tofteland

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Globe Players)
Doug Sumey & David Chrzanowski

____

2005

Macbeth
Curt L. Tofteland

The Comedy of Errors (Globe Players)
David Chrzanowski

____

2006

As You Like It
Curt L. Tofteland

Romeo & Juliet (Globe Players)
David Chrzanowski

____

2007

Measure For Measure
Curt L. Tofteland

Taming of the Shrew (Globe Players)
David Chrzanowski

___

2008

Julius Caesar
Pamela DiPasquale

Pericles
Curt L. Tofteland

Twelfth Night (Globe Players)
Matt Wallace

____

 2009

Macbeth
Pamela DiPasquale

Romeo & Juliet
Anthony Patton

Hamlet (Globe Players)
Matt Wallace

____

2010

The Tempest
Pamela DiPasquale

Richard III
Matt Wallace

Much Ado About Nothing (Globe Players)
Richard Gammon

____

2011

Complete Works of Wlliam Shakespeare (abridged)

As You Like It
Rob Clare

Two Gentlemen of Verona (Globe Players)
Anna Kurtz

____

2012

Much Ado About Nothing
Jane Page

Measure For Measure (Globe Players)
Will Salmons

____

2013

Twelfth Night
Brantley Dunaway

Taming of the Shrew (Globe Players)
Will Salmons

____

2014

A Midsummer’s Nights Dream
Matt Wallace

Henry V
Amy Attaway

Hamlet
Matt Wallace

Love’s Labour’s Lost (Globe Players)
Brian Hinds