Kentucky Shakespeare Presents
an Immersive Haunted Hamlet Experience
LOUISVILLE, KY (September 12, 2022) – Continuing their tradition of a fall performance for Halloween, Kentucky Shakespeare presents an immersive new production inside their headquarters in Old Louisville. Kentucky Shakespeare commissioned playwrights Diana Grisanti and Steve Moulds to create this hour-long event, conceived by the pair with Producing Artistic Director and director of the production, Matt Wallace. Utilizing silent disco headphone technology, audience members will move throughout this interactive experience inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The production runs October 5-30 at 616 Myrtle Street inside Kentucky Shakespeare’s headquarters in Old Louisville.
During the experience, audience members will wear provided headphones and travel to various indoor locations (with places to sit periodically if needed). Running time is one hour with no intermission. Masks are optional and not required for audience members, but we encourage anyone who chooses to wear a mask to do so throughout all or part of the production.
The production is directed by Kentucky Shakespeare Producing Artistic Director Matt Wallace ⏤ marking the start of his tenth season as Producing Artistic Director of Kentucky Shakespeare ⏤ and features an eight-member ensemble cast: Adama Abramson, Brennen Amonett, Zachary Burrell, Jon Huffman, Justin M. Jackson, Gregory Maupin, Mollie Murk, and Cherrie Vaughn. Jesse AlFord is the Lighting Designer, Karl Anderson is the Scenic Designer, Donna Lawrence-Downs is the Costume Designer, and Laura Ellis is the Sound Designer, with fight choreography by Eric Frantz and movement choreography by Amberly M. Simpson.
ENTER GHOST. AN IMMERSIVE HAUNTED HAMLET EXPERIENCE
October 5-30, 2022
Tickets: $25 (includes all fees)
Kentucky Shakespeare Headquarters, 616 Myrtle Street, Louisville, KY 40208
Run-Time: Approximately 60 minutes with no intermission
During the ticket checkout process, audience members will be asked if they’d like to make a donation to Kentucky Shakespeare at that time. Donors $20 and above will receive a commemorative Enter Ghost. t-shirt upon arrival at the performance, with one t-shirt per each $20 donation.
About the Playwrights:
Diana Grisanti is an award-winning playwright and educator whose work has been produced across the country. Her plays include Lawbreakers! (a fast and furious history of women’s suffrage); The Patron Saint of Losing Sleep; River City; El Guayabo/The Guava Tree; and Casa Alfonsa. She has been a Michener Fellow, a Kentucky Arts Council Fellow, and a Writer in Residence at Vanderbilt University. Enter Ghost. marks another entry in Diana’s ongoing artistic partnership with Steve Moulds. Other Grismoulds collaborations include The Two Lobbyists of Verona (Theatre  and Kentucky Shakespeare); The Stranger and Ludlow Quinn (Theatre ); The Baker Goes to War (Commonwealth Theatre Center); and Victor Grisanti Moulds (age 6). Currently she is at work on Vanessa in Bed, an audio-play for Audible Theatre. She teaches dramatic writing at Ball State University.
Steve Moulds has been a Jerome Fellow at The Playwrights’ Center, an NNPN Playwright in Residence at Curious Theatre, a Writer in Residence at Vanderbilt University, and a Kentucky Arts Council Fellow. Plays include Sergio’s Museum;Emergency Prom; the Humana Festival anthology Oh, Gastronomy!; and The Wedding Guest (Actors Theatre of Louisville). In addition to Enter Ghost., Steve has co-written three other plays with Diana Grisanti: The Two Lobbyists of Verona (Theatre /Kentucky Shakespeare); The Stranger and Ludlow Quinn, a serialized epic in 11 parts; and The Baker Goes to War. His adaptations of Six Characters in Search of an Author and Kafka’s Metamorphosis are published by Playscripts and have been performed around the world. Steve holds an M.F.A. from the Michener Center at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a former Jeopardy! champion, and competed disastrously in the 2021 Tournament of Champions.