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 has been named the Official Shakespeare Company of the Commonwealth.

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