The 2014 Shakespeare In The Park Summer Season will consist of 8 productions totaling 56 performances over 10 weeks.

3 Kentucky Shakespeare Professional Productions


Directed by Matt Wallace

June 11-22


Directed by Amy Attaway

June 25-July 6


Directed by Matt Wallace

July 10-13

Rotating Repertory Weeks (all 3 productions)

July 15-27

1 Globe Players Student Production


July 31-August 3

4 Community Partners Productions in Rotating Repertory Over Two Weeks

AS YOU LIKE IT presented by Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble

PERICLES presented by Walden Theatre

August 5-10

KING LEAR presented by Savage Rose Classical Theatre

WOMEN OF WILL presented by Shoestring Productions

August 12-17



Now Playing
William Shakespeare’s grandchildren all died without children – leaving him with no descendants.

William Shakespeare meets Keith Kaiser

July 25, 2012

By Keith Kaiser, WDRB, July 25, 2012

The annual Shakespeare in the Park festival is proud to feature Much Ado About Nothing for its 53rd season opener.

Running now – July 29 in Old Louisville’s Central Park, Much Ado is directed by nationally recognized Jane Page, who brings a new flare to the Louisville stage with a Gunsmoke meets Shakespeare theme – where eavesdropping and gossip are central to a community and where it is truly “a man’s world.”

This hilarious Spaghetti Western-style comedy follows the tongue and cheek relationship of Beatrice and Benedick. Beatrice, played by Netherlands native Liza de Weerd, is a vixen who is not about to cower in the shadow of a man’s world or sacrifice her femininity to convention.

Benedick, played by Grant Goodman (who recently starred in Actors Theatre’s production of In the Next Room), is strikingly similar to the iconic Western bachelor who professes disdain for romantic love, but ends up falling in love and, indeed, getting “hitched.”

Also new this year, come and take in some pre-show entertainment with vendor booths, cover bands, bluegrass swing, and a bit of comedy every night at 7 PM before the 8:30 PM curtain, all while enjoying a drink from the full service bar.

Monday Movie Nights, starting at 9:30 PM, are another new addition to the season, featuring something different for every movie taste. This year’s lineup includes:
July 9th: “Shakespeare in Love”
July 16th: “Anonymous”
July 23rd: “Rocky Horror Picture Show”
July 30th: “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

Kentucky Shakespeare presents the oldest free Shakespeare festival in the United States and is the largest, in-school arts education provider in the Commonwealth. Mission: Grounded in the works of Shakespeare, we enrich our community by presenting accessible, professional theatre experiences that educate, inspire, and entertain people of all ages.

Shakespeare in the Park
“Much Ado About Nothing”
Central Park, Old Louisville
Tonight through Sunday; Preshow 7:00
FREE Admission