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 presents the oldest free Shakespeare festival in the United States.

Councilman David James and Kentucky Shakespeare Present the First Ever Saturday in the Park October 15, Central Park in Old Louisville

October 15, 2011

WHO: Councilman David James of District 6- Old Louisville and Kentucky Shakespeare, the oldest free Shakespeare festival in the nation.

WHAT: Councilman James and Kentucky Shakespeare are proud to present the first Saturday in the Park, a festival celebrating the many amenities, beauty and community of Old Louisville and Central Park. Free festivities will include interactive children’s theatre, inflatable games, live music, all-age tennis clinics, movies on the big screen and more.

WHEN: Saturday, October 15, 2011 (rain date October 22, 2011) Noon – 10 PM

WHERE: Central Park 1340 S 4th St. (Fourth Street and Park Avenue) Louisville, KY 40208

BACKGROUND: For those who have lived in Louisville and even for some that are new to the area, Central Park is synonymous every summer for Shakespeare in the Park, the oldest free Shakespeare festival in the United States produced by our very own Kentucky Shakespeare. What most don’t know about are the many other offerings of Kentucky Shakespeare, Central Park and the Old Louisville Neighborhood.

Councilman James and Kentucky Shakespeare Present Saturday in the Park

Come join Councilman David James and Kentucky Shakespeare in supporting these Louisville hidden gems for a day of fun and frolic at the first Saturday in the Park.  Free festivities will include interactive children’s theatre featuring Romeo & Juliet and Boy Meets Girl Meets Shakespeare, inflatable games, live music from Steve Cooley, Johnny Berry, Kimberly Coleman and the Louisville Symphonic, Gnomeo & Juliet and Singing’ In the Rain on the big screen, tennis clinics for all ages and much more.

For more information, or to schedule an interview, visit or call (502) 574-9900.