FROM THE THEATRE
Welcome back to live theatre with your Kentucky Shakespeare and our new drive-in Shakespeare in the Parking Lot experience.
I never would have guessed we’d be here, fighting desperately to perform live theatre again for you, spread out in a parking lot, with you locked inside your car, but necessity is the mother of invention and innovation, and here we are. We are ecstatic to be here with you, to be able to persevere and create live theatre for you again, albeit in a very different way. Welcome to Kentucky Shakespeare’s first in-person public performance of 2020.
Thank you to Louisville Parks and Recreation and the health department, for allowing us to present this here, in this perfect re-purposed location, the former site of the Louisville Metro Recycling Drop Off Center. Thank you also to our many supporters and donors for enabling us to persevere in this challenging time. And if you are not a donor and would like to join us by making a tax-deductible contribution, please know any amount is greatly appreciated as we plan our upcoming season and navigate this new world.
As excited as we are to create art and share again, we acknowledge the difficult time this is for our community and the entire world, with rampant racial injustice and inequity and this worldwide pandemic. We stand in solidarity with our Black community members, audiences, board, artists, and staff. We commit to the work of anti-racism and stand against hate and injustice. Our hearts also go out to the many people impacted by COVID-19, who’ve lost loved ones, employment, stability. The work of these two plagues in our society continue, and we continue in the fight against both of them. While the battles rage on, we still wanted to take this opportunity to come together again briefly for our annual site-specific October production, to safely share art, imagination, and much-needed live human connection. How we have missed you.
I do believe we will get through this, together, and it will get better. But what if it didn’t? This production is set in that world.
Thank for you taking this leap with us. Stay safe and healthy.
Happy Halloween, and enjoy the experience!
– Matt Wallace, Producing Artistic Director/Macbeth Director
Shakespeare in the Parking Lot
by William Shakespeare; edited by Gregory Maupin and Matt Wallace
Directed by Matt Wallace
October 7-31, 2020
Preview performances October 7-8; Opening October 9
1297 Trevilian Way, Louisville, Kentucky 40213
Setting: Scotland, some time in the future
Run-Time: Approximately 65 minutes, no intermission
in order of appearance
Witch 1/Lady Macbeth: Jennifer Pennington
Witch 2/Captain/Macduff/2nd Murderer: Dathan Hooper
Witch 3/Fleance/Lennox/Lady Macduff/Gentlewoman/Young Seyward: Angelica Santiago
Duncan/1st Murderer/Seyton: Jon Huffman
Malcolm/Caithness: Braden McCampbell
Banquo/Ross: Zachary Burrell
Macbeth: Brian Hinds
Featuring additional voices: Will DeVary, Abigail Bailey Maupin, Gregory Maupin, Anna Wallace, and Kyle Ware.
Director: Matt Wallace
Lighting Designer: Jesse AlFord
Scenic Designer: Karl Anderson
Sound Designer: Laura Ellis
Costume Designer: Donna Lawrence-Downs
Fight Choreographer: Eric Frantz
Dramaturg/Editor: Gregory Maupin
Graphic Designer/Logo and Gobo Design: Kyle Ware
Stage Manager: Mollie Murk
Sound Engineer: Victoria Campbell
Sound Engineer Sub: Chelsey Beeson
Master Electrician/Board Operator: Lindsay Krupski
Technical Director: Patrick Jump, Bluegrass Production Studio
Carpenter: Ryan Bennett
House Manager: Lillie Weber
Thank you to our sponsors!
Special thanks also to to Louisville Metro Parks, Showtime Sign and Design, Tony’s Wrecker Service, Acting Against Cancer, Art Sanctuary, and Suspend Louisville.
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MACBETH CAST BIOS
Zachary Burrell (Banquo/Ross) has previously appeared on the Kentucky Shakespeare stage as Prince Hal in Henry IV Parts I & II, as well as Valentine in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Laertes in Hamlet, and the Clown in The Winter’s Tale, among many others. He has also performed with StageOne Family Theatre, Derby Dinner Playhouse, Theatre , and Pandora Productions. He attended Adams State University in Colorado.
Brian Hinds (Macbeth) is a theater faculty member at the Youth Performing Arts School, where he has directed productions of Our Town, The Crucible, Hamlet, and (Anon)ymous. Originally from Maine, Brian spent ten years with The Children’s Theatre of Maine, where he served as an actor, instructor, and director. Since moving to Louisville in 2008, Brian has acted with Kentucky Shakespeare (Twelfth Night, Richard III, Julius Caesar, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead), StageOne Family Theatre (The Odyssey, Tuck Everlasting), Savage Rose Classical Theatre (The Tempest, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Liminal Playhouse (The Fastest Clock in the Universe) and Bunbury Theatre (Visiting Edna). Brian is a member of Louisville Improvisors.
Dathan Hooper (Witch 2/Captain/Macduff/2nd Murderer) has performed with Kentucky Shakespeare in productions including Othello, Titus Andronicus, Comedy of Errors, The Winter’s Tale, Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Hamlet, The Tempest, Pericles and Gammer Gurton’s Needle, among others. His other regional credits are with Actors Theatre of Louisville, StageOne Family Theatre, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, The Mule Barn Theatre, The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, and The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble of Los Angeles. Dathan is proud of his long relationship with Louisville’s arts community.
Jon Huffman (Duncan/1st Murderer/Seyton) has appeared on stages all over, and locally at Actors Theatre of Louisville, StageOne Family Theatre, Derby Dinner Playhouse, Bunbury Theatre, and Kentucky Shakespeare, where his roles have included Lear, Iago, Prospero, Titus Andronicus, Claudius, Brutus, and many more. He’s played hundreds of roles, from Harold Hill in The Music Man to Oedipus in Oedipus Rex. His television work includes regular roles on Designing Women, Days of Our Lives, and General Hospital. In dozens of films, Jon’s shared the screen with the likes of Laurence Fishburne (Fled) and Jeremy Irons (Lolita), and has been directed by Oscar winners Jodie Foster (Little Man Tate) and Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption). Also a screenwriter (LEP IN THE HOOD – Trimark, CONVICTION – Paramount) and a playwright, his luckiest role is as partner to Kentucky Shakespeare’s very patient choreographer, Barbara Cullen.
Braden McCampbell (Malcolm/Caithness) spent two years as an artist educator with Kentucky Shakespeare. He has appeared onstage with the company in King Lear, Henry IV Part II, As You Like It, Romeo & Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, Macbeth, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. He regularly performs with the Va Va Vixens.
Jennifer Pennington (Witch 1/Lady Macbeth) has performed with KY Shakespeare in past roles including Tamora in Titus Andronicus, Mistress Quickly in Henry IV Parts I & II, Emilia in Othello, Duchess of York in Richard II, and Portia in Julius Caesar. Other local credits include: understudy for Van Helsing in Dracula (Actors Theatre of Louisville); A Streetcar Named Desire, Cabaret and The Trojan Women (Commonwealth Theatre Center); Qualities of Starlight and Rich Girl (Theatre ); King Lear and Twelfth Night (Savage Rose Classical Theatre) and 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche (Pandora Productions). Regional credits include: The Hoboken Chicken Emergency (SouthCoast Repertory Theatre, CA); Medea (Boston Court Theatre, CA); The Hostage (Theatre Banshee, CA); and Much Ado About Nothing (Arizona Classical Theatre). She is currently the Manager of Student and Alumni Engagement at The Commonwealth Theatre Center.
Angelica Santiago (Witch 3/Fleance/Lennox/Lady Macduff/Young Seyward) is in her third season with Kentucky Shakespeare, and she couldn’t be more excited. Her previous credits include: Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati: Pipeline (Jasmine), Actors Theatre of Louisville: The Wolves (#7), Hype Man (Peep One), Dracula (Vampire Bride), The Electric Harvest (Emma), A Christmas Carol (Belle u/s) and We’ve Come To Believe in the 43rd Humana Festival. The Kentucky Shakespeare Festival: As You Like It (Phebe), Henry IV Part I (Tavern Mistress / Davy), and King Lear (Doctor). She received her B.F.A. in acting from Montclair State University.
PRODUCTION TEAM BIOS
Matt Wallace, Director/Producing Artistic Director
Matt Wallace has served as Producing Artistic Director of Kentucky Shakespeare since August 2013, directing productions of As You Like It, King Lear, The Comedy of Errors, Othello, Titus Andronicus, Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, and Richard III. Since 2008, Matt has been Director/Facilitator of Shakespeare Behind Bars at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex, directing productions of Macbeth, Winter’s Tale, The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, Much Ado About Nothing, Pericles, Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and King Lear. Previously, he served as an Artistic Associate with Kentucky Shakespeare from 2001-2010, was an actor and Director of Children’s Theatre at Derby Dinner Playhouse, and directed and performed at Chicago theaters and theatres across the Midwest. Film and TV credits include roles in The Perfect Gift, 1 Message, Pieces of Easter, and Forrest Gump. Matt was in the inaugural class of Alden Fellows at the Community Foundation of Louisville and is recipient of the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts Marlene M. Helm Alumni Award, Fund for the Arts Allan Cowen Innovation Award, Broadway World Louisville Regional Awards for Best Director, and the Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency Volunteer of the Year Award for Outstanding Service and Commitment to the Kentucky Criminal Justice System.
Jesse AlFord, Lighting Designer
Jesse is a Lighting Designer and Circus Coach, based here in Louisville, and is excited to collaborate with Kentucky Shakespeare again, having designed Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, and Hamlet (the 2018 collaboration with StageOne). His lighting design can also be seen with The Louisville Ballet, The Louisville Orchestra, Circus Flora, The Big Apple Circus, StageOne Family Theatre, Pandora Productions, Acting Against Cancer, Theatre , The Va Va Vixens, and more. He is the Head Coach for My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus, and served six years as the Board Chair of The American Youth Circus Organization and American Circus Educators. Jesse is very grateful to the welcoming theatre community here in Louisville, where he has now designed well over 100 productions since moving here in 2010.
Karl Anderson, Set Designer
This is Karl’s third season with Kentucky Shakespeare. He has designed many sets for StageOne Family Theatre, most recently Dragons Love Tacos, Hamlet, and James and the Giant Peach. He also designed numerous shows such as Sleep Rock Thy Brain for Actors Theatre of Louisville, Assassins, Tommy, and Sweeney Todd for CenterStage at JCC, and many seasons for Pandora Productions, Theatre , and Bunbury Theatre, as well as Three Decembers for KY Opera. He graduated from UK with a B.F.A. in theatre design and technology. Karl is currently the Technical Director for StageOne Family Theatre. He is married to costumer Allison Anderson with whom he has two wonderful teenage sons.
Donna Lawrence-Downs, Costume Designer
Donna has designed the costumes for Kentucky Shakespeare for the last seven seasons, including the summer festival productions and spring tours, and the indoor Titus Andronicus, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Twelfth Night, The War of the Worlds, and Night of the Living Dead. Donna has designed over 385 shows for more than 30 different theatres in her 30-year career, including a stint at KSF in the 1990’s, and StageOne Family Theatre, Music Theatre Louisville, CenterStage, Louisville Ballet, Kentucky Opera, and Pandora Productions. Donna also taught Costume Design at Bellarmine University in the spring of 2020. One of Donna’s favorite projects is designing costumes for Shakespeare Behind Bars, which she has done for the last 12 years. Donna and her husband also own Life is Sweet Small Batch Treats Bakery.
Laura Ellis, Sound Designer
Laura is a performer and sound designer who regularly works with Pandora Productions and Looking for Lilith Theatre Company. She designed the past five summers for Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, as well as colder-weather productions of Twelfth Night, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, The War of the Worlds, and Night of the Living Dead. When she’s not in a theater (or a park), she’s often singing 30s & 40s bourbon jazz with Billy Goat Strut Revue. These and other pursuits are underwritten by her day job as Senior Producer at 89.3 WFPL, where she produces Curious Louisville, where listener questions become radio stories and Strange Fruit, a weekly talk show about race, gender and LGBTQ issues. Laura’s been a fan of Kentucky Shakespeare in Central Park since childhood, when her mom used to walk her and her brother down from Germantown to watch a show under the stars.
Eric Frantz, Fight Choreographer
Eric has worked in stage combat as a choreographer and combatant for 17 years. He is currently the Guest & Education Programs Manager at the Belle of Louisville. Where he just finished choreographing the Belle’s first sword fight for her pirate cruise. Eric is delighted to be working with Kentucky Shakespeare for the sixth consecutive year. Of all the confrontations written by Shakespeare the fight between Macbeth and Macduff remains one of his favorites.
Gregory Maupin, Dramaturg/Editor
Gregory is thrilled to act as dramaturg once more with Kentucky Shakespeare, a job he’s enjoyed with the company since 2015. He and his wife Abigail are ukulele duo Rannygazoo (frequently appearing on radio’s Kentucky Homefront and Kentucky USA), co-wrote The Glorious Adventures of the Mighty Robin Hood, and in 2004 co-founded Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble. Kentucky Shakespeare appearances include: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Guildenstern), Much Ado (Benedick), , As You Like It (Touchstone), Taming of the Shrew (Petruchio), Midsummer (Bottom), Macbeth (Porter). With Actors Theatre: Luna Gale (Cliff), At the Vanishing Point (Martin), Our Town (Simon Stimson), Midsummer (Flute), Macbeth, 43 Plays for 43 Presidents. With the Dell’Arte Company: Vaudeville (co-creator). Gregory graduated from Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre.
Kyle Ware, Graphic Designer - Logo and Gobos
Kyle Ware is an actor, educator, artist and writer. He first came to work with Kentucky Shakespeare as an educator and development specialist in 2006; he returned in 2014 as a teaching artist and as part of the company for Kentucky Shakespeare’s 54th season. He served as Executive Director for Tourism Honors Academy, an academic leadership program for high school seniors in Jefferson County, championing a diverse population united by success through adversity. He is Co-Artistic Director of Think Tank Theatre, a collaborative theatre ensemble, and was a Producing Founding Artistic Director of Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble, which concluded its 10-year run in Central Park as a Community Partner in the 2014 summer season. Kyle is a graduate of the University of Louisville, holding degrees in Art, Theatre and English.
Mollie Murk, Stage Manager
Mollie Murk (she/they) Typically seen onstage or teaching throngs of children, Mollie is elated to be making her stage management debut! With KSF, she has performed in Titus Andronicus (Lavinia), and in several KSF touring productions. She is an Artist in Residence at Actors Theatre of Louisville, and can be heard in this year’s Dracula: The Radio Play as Mina Harker. She also has acted for ATL in The Wolves (#8), Dracula (Mina, u/s Lucy), and Are You There? in the 44th Humana Festival of New American Plays. In 2017, Mollie founded Hope Summer Repertory Theatre’s education program, and has taught for several other theatre companies across the country. She is an alum of Hope College and Shakespeare & Company’s Center for Actor Training. A proud member of the Ring of Keys Network, Mollie is thankful to have the ability to safely thrive artistically and personally here in Louisville. She hopes our city grows in its ability to grant all Louisvillians that same safety. Change Today Change Tomorrow is one of many organizations in Louisville working for community engagement and racial justice that you can support: https://change-today.org/
Victoria Campbell, Sound Engineer
Victoria is excited for her second season with Kentucky Shakespeare. She graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in theater technology. She has worked as a sound technician for Actor’s Theater of Louisville and many other great local companies. She has also worked in the past with Utah Shakespeare Festival, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and Cumberland County Playhouse. You will find her running the show with her senior dog Lunair as her A2.
Lindsay Krupski, Master Electrician/Lighting Operator
Lindsay is a freelance lighting designer/electrician, and she is so excited for another show with Kentucky Shakespeare! She spent last summer working as the Assistant Master Electrician at the park, and in the meantime, she has designed with The Liminal Playhouse, Bunbury Theatre, Pandora Productions, Theatre , and more. Lindsay grew up in Wisconsin and holds a B.F.A. from UW-Milwaukee. Lindsay would like to thank the wonderful theatre community in Louisville for being so welcoming, as well as her family and friends all around the country for always supporting her dreams.
Patrick Jump, Bluegrass Production Studio, Technical Director
Patrick is a graduate of Murray State University and has been apart of over 100 theatrical productions. This is Patrick’s first production with Kentucky Shakespeare serving as our Techincal Director. Patrick is also the Owner of Bluegrass Production Studio. This new company is dedicated to serving the local professional, community, and educational theatre programs. Providing support in all areas of technical theatre from design, production, or development. Thank you KYS for allowing us to be apart of this wonderful adventure!
Lillie Weber, House Manager
Lillie is so excited to be back for her fourth year with Kentucky Shakespeare. She graduated with her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Lindenwood University. In St. Louis Lillie has recently been seen in Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey) and Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play (Quincy/Bart). When not on stage or in the park, Lillie can be found baking pies in New Albany with Hoosier Girl? Pie LLC.
Ryan Bennett, Carpenter
Ryan is excited to make the move from audience member to team member at Kentucky Shakespeare. Ryan just finished his second season as Props Carpenter Artisan with Actors Theatre. Before then, he lived in Wisconsin where he studied at UW Milwaukee and apprenticed with Skylight Music Theatre. Ryan would like to thank his family in Illinois, his old friends from Milwaukee, and his new friends in Louisville for their encouragement and support.
Chelsey Beeson, Sound Engineer Sub
Chelsey is thrilled to return for another spooky Kentucky Shakespeare production. You might have seen her running blood effects in Titus Andronicus or occasionally in the park. When she’s not subbing in on Shakespeare shows, she can be found behind a sound board at the Kentucky Center, power lifting, or enjoying the fall weather on the trails of Bernheim Forest.
ABOUT KENTUCKY SHAKESPEARE
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.
To use Shakespeare’s universal truths and the power of the arts to transform lives. Shakespeare belongs to everyone.
Kentucky Shakespeare acknowledges our offices and performance space are situated on the traditional land of the Adena, Hopewell, Miami, Osage, Shawnee, Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee) and ᎠᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East) people. We respect their enduring presence and historical stewardship of these lands.
As artists and educators, we are committed to holding the “mirror up to nature,” while creating a safe and welcoming space at our performances, in the community, and in the classroom.
We recognize racism and inequality in our community and the country, and we commit ourselves to anti-racism. We believe that Black lives matter.
We commit to outreach and inclusion of people of all abilities, races, creeds, religions, genders, and sexual identities.
We acknowledge that we are a non-profit arts organization grounded in the works of Shakespeare and commit to exploring Shakespeare’s universal truths while never losing sight of the fact that not all experiences emanate from a white European vantage point.
We commit to deeply listening to our BIPOC community members, within and outside of our organization. We commit to learning, never being satisfied, and creating positive change – proactively committing our efforts and resources to building anti-racist, inclusive, equitable, and empathetic spaces and experiences for all.
Kentucky Shakespeare serves communities through the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park, education programs in schools, public performances, and community outreach programs. As the most comprehensive in-school arts education provider in the Commonwealth, Kentucky Shakespeare serves schools throughout the region with interactive educational programming directly tied to academic standards, helping impact student achievement. Our many community programs explore conflict resolution, empathy building, and communication, in a range of settings from preschools to senior centers. Kentucky Shakespeare has been recognized by the Folger Library and the Kentucky Humanities Council for exemplary programming, is a multiyear recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Shakespeare in American Communities program, and is a past recipient of the Kentucky Governor’s Award in the Arts. Kentucky Shakespeare has been awarded multiple LEO Weekly Reader’s Choice Awards, Broadway World Louisville Regional Awards, the 2015 Center for Nonprofit Excellence’s Art of Vision Pyramid Award, the 2017 Louisville Awards in the Arts Bobby Petrino Family Foundation Arts Impact Award, and the 2019 Arts for All Kentucky Community Partner Award for arts inclusion work with people with disabilities.
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Kentucky Shakespeare Staff
Matt Wallace, Producing Artistic Director
Amy Attaway, Associate Artistic Director
Robert Silverthorn III, Director of Operations and Marketing
Kyle Ware, Director of Education
Hannah Pruitt, Education Programs Manager
Ashley Cabrera, Artist Educator
Katie Joachim, Artist Educator
Augustine Nguyen, Artist Educator
Tony Reimonenq III, Artist Educator
Kentucky Shakespeare Board of Directors
Elizabeth Cherry Siebert, Board Chair – LG&E and KU Energy LLC
Kerry Wang, Treasurer – Humana
Liam Felsen, Secretary – Frost Brown Todd LLC
Phillip Allen – AJ Capital Partners
Anya Bond-Beckley – DDW, The Color House
Mera Cossey Corlett – Okolona Baptist Church
Blake Counsell – Republic Bank
Colleen Devlin – Community Liaison
Rosie Felfle – Liquid Design
Kevin Gibson – Humana
Joan Gould – Baptist Health
Culver Halliday – Stoll Keenon Ogden
Shannon Harris – UPS
Lane Denali Hettich – AssuredPartners
Kay Madrick Howard – Norton Healthcare
Erin Paternoster Vice – Brown-Forman
Brooke Zimmerman – White Clay
David James, Emeritus – Metro Council District 6
Dr. Peter Tanguay, Emeritus – University of Louisville
Jonathan Smith, Ex-Officio – Hanover College
Jean West, Ex-Officio
- Celebrate 60: The Kentucky Shakespeare Festival Anniversary Production – available for free viewing at these links on YouTube and Facebook.
- Hamlet Virtual Tour – October
- Shakespeare with Veterans Digital Project – Veteran Stories from Shakespeare
- Shakespeare in the Libraries Tour: Two-Actor A Midsummer Night’s Dream
- Shakespeare in the Parks Spring 2021 Tour: Romeo and Juliet
- 2021 Free Kentucky Shakespeare Festival In Central Park
Shakespeare In Love, Henry V, The Merry Wives of Windsor and more – View full season here
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKING LOT FAQS
Q: How much are tickets?
A: $25. Tickets are for an entire vehicle and support Kentucky Shakespeare.
(Upon purchase, audience members have the option of making a donation to Kentucky Shakespeare. Those donating $20 and above will receive a limited-edition Shakespeare in the Parking Lot t-shirt upon arrival their arrival at the performance.)
Q: What is the showtime, and when should I arrive?
A: The parking lot opens for entry at 7:30PM, the performance begins at approximately 8:00PM, and ends at approximately 9:10PM.
Q: What are the dates?
A: The production runs Wednesday through most Sunday nights October 7-31, 2020. The preview performance is Wednesday, October 7 and Thursday, October 8, and opening night is Friday, October 9, and closing night is Saturday, October 31.
Q: Where is the production?
A: The drive-in production is held at the former site of the Louisville Metro Recycling Center at 1297 Trevilian Way, in Joe Creason Park, across the street from the Louisville Zoo. If you are using GPS, please enter from Trevilian Way (not through Creason Park.)
Q: How long is the production?
A: Approximately 65 minutes.
Q: How do I get a ticket?
A: Ticketing is through LouisvilleTickets.com and the direct link can also be found at kyshakespeare.com/macbeth. Advance ticket purchase is required. If you are having ticket issues, please email email@example.com. There are only 50 tickets available per performance.
Q: How will I hear the show from inside my car?
A: Upon arrival, you will be given an FM radio channel to tune into through your car radio to listen to the production from the safety of your vehicle.
Q: What happens when I arrive?
A: Upon entry to the parking lot performance area, please give your name and show proof of ticket purchase (digital or paper ticket) to our House Manager from inside vehicle. If your window is down for this communication, please wear a face covering. All Kentucky Shakespeare event staff will wear face coverings and remain 6+ feet away from vehicles. After presenting ticket to the House Manager, follow parking attendant with lighted traffic wand designated parking spot. SUVs/vans will be required to park in the third row for sight lines. Once parked, please turn off your car and headlights, unless instructed otherwise, and enjoy the show! Following the performance, event staff will instruct and guide vehicles regarding exit.
Q: What happens if it rains or if there is inclement weather?
A: If a performance is canceled, you will receive a refund within 7 days. You may also have the option to exchange for another performance date. Cancellation decisions will be made by Kentucky Shakespeare staff by 7:00PM on the evening of the performance and you will be notified via email. If the performance is not canceled, there will be no refunds.
Q: Is food and drink available?
A: Due to COVID-19, there will be no concessions served during the performance, and audience members will remain inside their vehicle. You are welcome to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages and enjoy them inside your vehicle.
Q: Can I take photos/video?
A: During the performance, the taking of video and flash photography are prohibited, however, you are welcome to take non-flash photos. If you post them, be sure to tag Kentucky Shakespeare and use the hashtag #kyshakesmacbeth or #shakespeareintheparkinglot
Q: Where are the restrooms?
A: Accessible portable restroom facilities are available if needed, but using the restroom during the performance is not recommended as audience members are expected to remain inside their vehicle throughout the experience. If using the portable restroom, you will be required to wear a face mask, use the hand sanitizer provided, and observe the marked social distancing signs.
Q: Is the production suitable for children?
A: The production is rated PG-13, recommended for ages 13 and up due to stage violence and frightening sounds and images. For specific show content, please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502.574.9900.
Q: Can I buy a Shakespeare in the Parking Lot shirt?
A: Due to COVID-19, we will not have a gift shop at the performance. During the ticket purchasing process, you will be asked if you’d like to make a donation to Kentucky Shakespeare at that time. Donors $20 and above will receive a limited-edition Shakespeare in the Parking Lot t-shirt upon arrival at the performance. If you’d like to buy one separately, contact email@example.com or visit kyshakespeare.com/merch.
Q: Can I bring a chair or blanket and watch outdoors?
A: Due to COVID-19 and Louisville Metro guidelines, watching the performance from outside your vehicle, on chairs, standing, etc. is strictly prohibited. (Audience members will only be able to hear the production from inside vehicles through radio transmission.)
Q: Are the actors safe?
A: The production was rehearsed virtually and outdoors in masks. During rehearsals and performances performers remain at least 6 feet apart, outdoors. The set and props are sanitized regularly and hand sanitizer is available at all times.
Q: What if my car radio doesn’t work?
A: If you have issues tuning into the designated station upon arrival, please put your flashers on and a Kentucky Shakespeare staff member will visit your car to assist. If you still are not able to get the audio, we have a limited number (14) of small transistor radios audience members can borrow during the performance if having sound issues. We’ve learned that some cars leave their lights on automatically, so it might be worth taking a minute to figure out how to turn off your parking lights, navigation screen, and extra lights. In case of battery issues, you are welcome to start and run your car briefly midway through the production to charge, and we also have a battery jumper/charger on site if needed.
Q: What if I’ve been around someone who is sick?
A: Even though inside car for this entire experience, please do not attend if you are sick, have been in contact with anyone who is sick, or have been sick within the last 14 days. Audience members should self-monitor prior to arriving.