Shakespeare in the Parking Lot MACBETH

Directed by Matt Wallace
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Event Details

Dates: October 7-November 1, 2020 at 8:00PM

Location: 1297 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213
Former site of the Louisville Metro Recycling Center, in Joe Creason Park, next to the Louisville Tennis Center, across the street from the Louisville Zoo.

Tickets: $25, plus $3.19 processing fee – One ticket per vehicle, advance purchase required, not available at the door



During ticket purchase you will have option to make a donation. Donate $20 and a Shakespeare in the Parking Lot t-shirt will be waiting for you when you arrive! You will receive one t-shirt per each $20 donation/increment. We will contact you in advance regarding size preferences, and you will receive it in a Kentucky Shakespeare bag from our House Manager when you pull up for the show!  50/50 blend Sanmar brand t-shirt. 

Run-Time: Approximately 65 minutes (no intermission)

Rating: PG-13



Continuing its tradition of a fall site-specific production for Halloween, Kentucky Shakespeare returns to live theatre with an immersive new drive-in production of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Macbeth. The hour-long, 7-actor live theatre experience was created in direct response COVID-19, with audience members viewing from the safety of their closed vehicle, listening to the production via short range FM radio transmission.

Set in a future dystopian society, the production is directed by Producing Artistic Director Matt Wallace and features an ensemble of Kentucky Shakespeare actors.

  • Vehicle must have working FM-radio to listen to production (tuning info provided upon arrival)
  • SUVs/vans will be required to park in the third row for sight lines.
  • Audience members are expected to remain inside their vehicle during the production, unless they need to use the portable bathroom facility.


Macbeth: Brian Hinds
Lady Macbeth/Witch 1: Jennifer Pennington
Macduff/Witch 2/Captain/2nd Murderer: Dathan Hooper
Duncan/1st Murderer/Seyton: Jon Huffman
Banquo/Ross: Zachary Burrell
Malcolm/Caithness: Braden McCampbell
Lady Macduff/Witch 3/Fleance/Lennox/Young Seyward: Angelica Santiago

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 Louisville Metro Parks, Showtime Sign and DesignTony’s Wrecker ServiceActing Against Cancer, Art Sanctuary, and Suspend Louisville.

FAQs below

“Something wicked this way comes.”

Performance Site: 1297 Trevilian Way


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. Please enter from the Trevilian Way entrance.

Digital Playbill

Click HERE for the playbill and a short demographic survey.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much are tickets?

    $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 at checkout. Those donating $20 and above will receive a limited-edition Shakespeare in the Parking Lot t-shirt upon arrival at the performance, one t-shirt per each $20 increment.) We will contact you in advance for preferred shirt size. If you make the donate via paypal, just note the performance date and desired shirt size/type at

  • What is the showtime, and when should I arrive?

    The parking lot opens for entry at 7:30PM, the performance begins at approximately 8:00PM, and ends at approximately 9:10PM.

  • What are the dates?

    The production runs Wednesday through most Sunday nights October 7-31, 2020.

  • Where is the production?

    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.

  • How long is the production?

    Approximately 65 minutes, without an intermission.

  • How do I get a ticket?

    Ticketing is through and the direct link can also be found at Advance ticket purchase is required. If you are having ticket issues, please email There are only 50 tickets available per performance.

  • How will I hear the show from inside my car?

    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. You may also bring a portable radio to listen from inside your vehicle.

  • What happens when I arrive?

    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.

  • What happens if it rains or there is inclement weather?

    If a performance is canceled, you will receive a refund within 7 days. You may also have option to exchange for another date instead. 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.

  • Is food and drink available?

    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.

  • Can I take photos/video?

    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

  • Where are the restrooms?

    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.

  • Is the production suitable for children?

    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 or 502.574.9900.

  • Can I buy a Shakespeare in the Parking Lot shirt?

    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 on separately, contact or visit

  • Can I bring a chair or blanket and watch outdoors?

    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.)

  • Are the actors safe?

    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.

  • What if my radio doesn't work?

    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 you may borrow during 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.

  • What if I've been around someone who is sick?

    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.

  • What if I cannot follow the safety/code of conduct guidelines?

    If any of the code of conduct expectations are not adhered to, audience members will be asked to leave. If you are unable to adhere to these guidelines, please do not attend.