We’re bringing a new production of Hamlet to 28 area parks this spring and summer. Join us for this free, 90-minute performance in a park near you May-June 2020.

Thanks to our friends at Kelly’s Filmworks for this look at our Shakespeare in the Parks spring tour!
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Thank you to the generous sponsors who’ve committed to bring Shakespeare in the Parks tour to their neighborhood parks in 2020!

Please note: each venue will have a backup rain space option set in advance, so you can plan on attending rain or shine! Please see calendar notes for rain spaces.

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Performance Schedule

Please note, due to Louisville Metro’s suspension of scheduled permitted Metro events through May 10, 2020, performances April 4-May 10 have been postponed. We plan to work to reschedule performances later in the spring and possibly summer as permitted. We’ll continue to update as more information becomes available, and we look forward to seeing you back in the parks!

 

 

 

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April 2020

Encore Presentation of “King Lear” – Virtual Shakespeare in Central Park

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
FREE

Please join us for this special shared experience, from the comfort of your own home... in a time when we need it most. KING LEAR by William Shakespeare Directed by Matt Wallace Broadcasting as a Facebook Premiere Friday, April 3 from 7:00-9:30PM at facebook.com/kentuckyshakespeare and at youtube.com/kentuckyshakespeare As we look forward to our upcoming 60th anniversary season, we come together as a community in this challenging time to look back at our 2019 season in Central Park. Join Kentucky Shakespeare for this…

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May 2020

Shakespeare in the Parks Tour: HAMLET at The Amphitheater at Mt. Washington Sports Complex

May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mt. Washington Sports Complex Amphitheater, 131 Gardner Way
Mt. Washington, KY 40047 United States
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Free!

Alternate indoor space: In the event of inclement weather, this performance will be moved indoors to Bullitt East High School, 11450 KY-44, Mt Washington, KY 40047. This performance is made possible thanks to City of Mt. Washington, Barry Armstrong, Mayor.  

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Shakespeare in the Parks Tour: HAMLET at Smoketown, Muhammad Ali Boxing Glove Monument

May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Smoketown • Ali Monument, 760 S. Hancock St.
Louisville, KY 40203 United States
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Free!

Alternate indoor space: In the event of inclement weather, this performance will be moved indoors to Smoketown Wellness Center, 760 S Hancock St Suite B100, Louisville, KY 40203. This performance is made possible thanks to Louisville Metro Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith, District 4.  

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Shakespeare in the Parks Tour: HAMLET at St. Matthews City Hall

May 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Matthews City Hall, 3940 Grandview Ave
Louisville, KY 40207
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Free!

Alternate indoor space: In the event of inclement weather, this performance will be moved indoors to St. Matthews Community Center, 310 Ten Pin Ln, Louisville, KY 40207. Kentucky Shakespeare presents its seventh annual Shakespeare in the Parks Tour. Join us for our new production of Hamlet, coming to 28 parks this spring. 7 actors, 90 minutes, family-friendly and FREE! This performance is made possible thanks to the City of St. Matthews, Richard J. Tonini, Mayor.  

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Shakespeare in the Parks Tour: HAMLET at Klondike Park

May 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Klondike Park, 3807 Klondike Ln
Louisville, KY 40220 United States
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Free!

Alternate indoor space: In the event of inclement weather, this performance will be moved indoors to Goldsmith Lane Elementary, 3520 Goldsmith Ln, Louisville, KY 40220. This performance is made possible thanks to Louisville Metro Councilman Brent Ackerson, District 26  

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Shakespeare in the Parks Tour: HAMLET at Story Avenue Park

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Story Avenue Park, 1519 Story Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
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Free!

Alternate indoor space: In the event of inclement weather, this performance will be moved indoors to The Pointe, 1205 E Washington St., Louisville, KY 40206. This performance is made possible thanks to Louisville Metro Councilman Bill Hollander, District 9 and White Clay.  

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June 2020

Shakespeare in Love

June 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Central Park, 1340 S 4th St
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Free

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Shakespeare in Love

June 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Central Park, 1340 S 4th St
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Free

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Shakespeare in Love

June 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Central Park, 1340 S 4th St
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Free

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Shakespeare in Love

June 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Central Park, 1340 S 4th St
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Enjoy a performance of a Hamlet at your neighborhood park this spring.

2020 Program Sponsors

Louisville Metro Council: 

Councilwoman Jessica Green, District 1
Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin, District 2
Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith, District 4
Councilwoman Paula McCraney, District 7
Councilman Brandon Coan, District 8
Councilman Bill Hollander, District 9
Councilman Pat Mulvihill, District 10
Councilman Mark Fox, District 13
Councilwoman Cindi Fowler, District 14
Councilman Kevin Triplett, District 15
Councilman Markus Winkler, District 17
Councilman Anthony Piagentini, District 19
Councilman Stuart Benson, District 20
Councilwoman Nicole George, District 21
Councilman James Peden, District 23
Councilman David Yates, District 25
Councilman Brent Ackerson, District 26

 

And:

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
City of Crestwood, Jim Kramer, Mayor
City of Jeffersonville, Mike Moore, Mayor; Jeffersonville Public Art Commission; Jeffersonville Main Street; Jeffersonville Arts Alliance
City of Lyndon, Brent Hagan, Mayor
City of Mt. Washington, Barry Armstrong, Mayor
City of New Albany, Jeff Gahan, Mayor
City of St. Matthews, Richard J. Tonini, Mayor
Fountain Square Players
LG&E and KU Energy
Mayor Bill Dieruf and the Jeffersontown City Council
Norton Commons
Shively Councilwoman Tiffany Burton-McBroom
White Clay