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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In the few signatures that have survived, Shakespeare spelled his name “Willm Shaksp,” “William Shakespe,” and “Wm Shakspe,” – but never “William Shakespeare.”

The Kentucky Shakespeare Festival: Friends, Romans, Countrymen…Join Us for a Julius Caesar Benefit Performance

April 8, 2008

Louisville, KY. (April 8, 2008) – The Kentucky Shakespeare Festival (KSF) is hosting a Julius Caesar Benefit Performance on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 7:00 PM in the Humana Tower Theatre at 500 W Main St. to honor KSF as one of only 35 theatres nationwide to participate in the National Endowment for the Arts Shakespeare in American Communities program.  Proceeds will help cover the costs of their free Shakespeare in Central Park performances during the 2008 summer season.

Tickets are $100 each and include hors d’oeuvres and cocktails before a special 75-minute performance, and dessert and coffee after the performance.  As part of the event, guests will have the opportunity to view presentations, displays and multi-media exhibits on the conflict resolution component of this program and take part in post-show discussions with the acting company and project partners from Shakespeare Behind Bars and Audubon Youth Development Center.


Humana, Inc., Stoll Keenon Ogden, and White Clay Consulting are sponsors of the benefit.


For more information or to make reservations, contact KSF at (502) 637-4933 or