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Keep Shakespeare Free! Take a Chance for Derby/Oaks Tickets!

April 30, 2009


Louisville, KY – Kentucky Shakespeare Festival is selling 500 raffle tickets at $50 each to support free Shakespeare in Central Park. First place prize in the raffle will be a clubhouse box for the Kentucky Derby®.

Second place prize will be a clubhouse box to the Kentucky Oaks®. The raffle sale is for a very limited number of chances — 500 in total, and for a very limited period of time. Tickets must be purchased before the drawing on April 1st, to be held at 6:00 PM at Carly Rae’s, 103 W. Oak Street in Old Louisville. The free reception at Carly Rae’s will be from 5:00 PM until 6:30 PM and is open to the public.


Raffle tickets will be sold online up to March 31st, 2009 and in-person up to the drawing on April 1st at 6:00 PM and/or while supplies last.


Raffle tickets may be purchased in-person at the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival offices, 1387 S. Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40208 between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday. To purchase a raffle ticket online, visit To purchase your raffle tickets over the phone, contact Doug Sumey at (502) 637-4933 ext. 22.


All proceeds benefit Kentucky Shakespeare’s Free Shakespeare Festival in Central Park.


For more information, contact Doug Sumey at (502) 637-4933 ext. 22 or