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.

 

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William Shakespeare is believed to have been born and died on the same day – April 23rd.

Best Bets | Kentucky Shakespeare’s ‘Measure for Measure’

July 26, 2012

By Elizabeth Kramer, The Courier-Journal, Published July 26, 2012

One could call it Shakespeare’s “Sex and the City.” “Measure for Measure” poses a tangled plot (this is the Bard) with Claudio and Juliet having consummated their marriage too soon in the eyes of the judge governing the city in the absence of the ruling duke.

The judge’s decision to execute Claudio sets off a string of efforts by his sister and novice nun, Isabella, visiting the judge to plead for her brother only to face his sexual advances. What is a nun to do with this moral conundrum?

The answers will unfold next week when Kentucky Shakespeare presents the play performed by The Players, a company of high school students who’ve undergone a seven-week training conservatory.

Performances start at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 2-5 in Old Louisville’s Central Park. A full-service bar and VIP seating will be available.

For more information, call (502) 574-9900 or visit www.kyshakespeare.com.