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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Play on! Kentucky Shakespeare offering Spring Break Acting and Playwriting Camps for Middle Schoolers

March 21, 2012

By Staff | Published: March 21, 2012

In a day when everyone’s a star, Kentucky Shakespeare is giving aspiring thespians a chance to learn from the greatest playwright who ever lived and the greatest fighter.
Kentucky Shakespeare is collaborating with Locust Grove and the Muhammad Ali Center April 9 through April 13, creating two new play writing and acting spring break camps for Louisville-area middle schoolers.

From the Kentucky Shakespeare news release:
The play writing camp will include a unique educational experience held on the historic Locust Grove campus. During the week-long introduction to theater, campers will play games, learn elements of play writing, design costumes, and write their own short play. On the last day, campers will perform their plays for family and friends.

The second Spring Break Camp for acting is Conflict Resolution at the Muhammad Ali Center. Throughout the week, campers will learn about the most influential playwright in history along with one of the more inspiring athletes of all time. This interactive program will allow students to express themselves through their own words, the words of Shakespeare, and the principles of Muhammad Ali, culminating in an invited performance for family and friends.

Kentucky Shakespeare is the largest in-school arts education provider in the Commonwealth, serving 75,000 students in a 5-state region each year, according to the release.
For more information or to sign your student up for a camp, visit the Kentucky Shakespeare website here, or call 502-574-9900. You can also follow the organization at or on Facebook.

About Kentucky Shakespeare: Kentucky Shakespeare, designated as the Official Shakespeare Company of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a non-profit, professional theatre company that is the largest in-school arts education provider in the Commonwealth and the founder of Shakespeare in the Park, the oldest free Shakespeare Festival in the U.S.. Founded in 1949 and incorporated in 1963, Kentucky Shakespeare’s mission to enhance community life through accessible, professional theatre experiences that educate, inspire and entertain people of all ages.