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Aidan Cronin, Consul-General of Ireland, to Attend Season Opener of Shakespeare in the Park and Receive Proclamation from the City

July 9, 2013

WHO: Aidan Cronin, Consul-General of Ireland in Chicago; Councilman for District 6 and Old Louisville David James and Kentucky Shakespeare, the oldest free Shakespeare festival in the nation.

WHAT: The annual Shakespeare in the Park Festival is proud to feature Twelfth Night for its 54th season opener and welcome Irish Consul-General Aidan Cronin to enjoy Opening Night. Consul-General Cronin will also receive a Proclamation from the City of Louisville, presented by District 6 and Old Louisville Councilman David James.

WHEN: Thursday, June 20, 2013; 8:20 PM

WHERE: Central Park, 1340 S. Fourth St., Louisville, KY 40208
BACKGROUND: The annual Shakespeare in the Park festival is proud to feature Twelfth Night for its 54th season opener and honored to welcome Irish Consul-General Aidan Cronin as the special guest for Opening Night.
Cronin took up duty as the Consul-General of Ireland in Chicago on 22 August 2011 and was subsequently a member of the team that organized the visit of President Barack Obama to Ireland in May 2011, with lead responsibility for the President’s visit to his ancestral home in Moneygall, Co. Offaly.
Councilman David James will present Consul-General Cronin with a Proclamation from the City of Louisville this evening before the performance of Twelfth Night.
Running Tuesdays through Sundays June 20th – July 21st in Old Louisville’s Central Park, Shakespeare in the Park will feature pre-show entertainment on select nights at 7 PM before the 8:30pm curtain.
Tonight’s Opening Night performance is sold out of VIP seating, however free bench and grass seating is available, plus a full-service bar serving Brown-Foreman products and a snack bar is available.