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.


• “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.


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Kentucky Shakespeare is the largest in-school arts education organization in the Commonwealth, visiting more than 75,000 students each year.

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.