We’re bringing a new production of Hamlet to 28 area parks this summer/fall. Join us for this free, 90-minute performance in a park near you August-September 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 COVID-19 and suspension of scheduled permitted Metro events, we are postponing our Hamlet tour until August-September 2020. We plan to work to reschedule performances during the summer as permitted. We’ll continue to update as more information becomes available, and we look forward to seeing you back in the parks!

Previously scheduled parks, working to reschedule to August-September, 2020:

 

 

 

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May 2020

Encore Presentation of “Much Ado About Nothing” – Virtual Shakespeare in Central Park

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - May 31 @ 10:00 pm
FREE

Kentucky Shakespeare presents a re-broadcast of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by William Shakespeare Directed by Matt Wallace Virtual FREE Kentucky Shakespeare Festival Broadcasting as a Facebook Premiere 5/29-5/31 facebook.com/kentuckyshakespeare and youtube.com/kentuckyshakespeare "A star danced, and under that was I born." Join Kentucky Shakespeare for 2017’s hit “Much Ado About Nothing” from the comfort of your own home. The production, featuring Kentucky Shakespeare favorites Abigail and Gregory Maupin as the sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick, was the most attended Central Park…

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June 2020

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

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - June 7 @ 10:00 pm
FREE

Kentucky Shakespeare presents a re-broadcast of KING LEAR by William Shakespeare Directed by Matt Wallace Virtual FREE Kentucky Shakespeare in Central Park Broadcasting as a Facebook Premiere 6/5-6/7 facebook.com/kentuckyshakespeare  and youtube.com/kentuckyshakespeare "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!" Scoot up to the edge of your couch and get ready for "King Lear." Producing Artistic Director Matt Wallace set Shakespeare’s royal family tragedy in iron age England, and the production features Jon Huffman, who the…

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Encore Presentation of “The Comedy of Errors” – Virtual Shakespeare in Central Park

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - June 14 @ 10:00 pm
FREE

Kentucky Shakespeare presents a re-broadcast of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS by William Shakespeare Directed by Matt Wallace Virtual FREE Kentucky Shakespeare Festival Broadcasting as a Facebook Premiere 6/12-6/14 facebook.com/kentuckyshakespeare  and youtube.com/kentuckyshakespeare “We came into the world like brother and brother, And now let's go hand in hand, not one before another.” It’s time to laugh this weekend, with Shakespeare’s comedy of two pairs of separated twins! The Comedy of Errors was a part of the 2018 season of Kentucky Shakespeare…

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“Game of Kings” Presentation of “Richard II, Henry IV Part 1, & Henry IV Part 2” – Virtual Shakespeare in Central Park

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - June 21 @ 10:00 pm
FREE

Please join us this Father's Day weekend for a special shared experience, from the comfort of your own home... The Game of Kings! 6/19-6/21 Richard II Henry IV, Part 1 Henry IV, Part 2 facebook.com/kentuckyshakespeare and http://youtube.com/kentuckyshakespeare As we look forward to our upcoming production of Henry V, the fourth installment of our Game of Kings series, we come together to again experience the very the first three plays in the series, Richard II, Henry IV Part One, and Henry IV Part Two. Associate…

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Encore Presentation of “Julius Caesar” – Virtual Shakespeare in Central Park

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - June 28 @ 10:00 pm
FREE

Kentucky Shakespeare presents a re-broadcast of JULIUS CAESAR by William Shakespeare Directed by Matt Wallace Virtual FREE Kentucky Shakespeare Festival 6/26-6/28 facebook.com/kentuckyshakespeare and http://youtube.com/kentuckyshakespeare “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.” Calphurnia, wife of Caesar, warns him to stay home. Portia, wife of Brutus, asks him why many people wearing cloaks over their faces have visited their house in the middle of the night. The soothsayer tries to stop everyone from gathering at the capitol. No one listens, no one…

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July 2020

Encore Presentation of “Othello” – Virtual Shakespeare in Central Park

July 3 @ 7:00 pm - July 5 @ 10:00 pm
FREE

Kentucky Shakespeare presents a re-broadcast of OTHELLO by William Shakespeare Directed by Matt Wallace Virtual FREE Kentucky Shakespeare Festival Broadcasting as a Facebook Premiere 7/3-7/5 facebook.com/kentuckyshakespeare and http://youtube.com/kentuckyshakespeare “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-ey'd monster, which doth mock The meat it feeds on.” Lies, deceit, jealousy, and malicious plots… and that’s just in the first soliloquy! Kentucky Shakespeare’s Most Evil Villain Showdown 2020 chose Iago as the worst of the worst, and this production will show…

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Shakespeare in Love

July 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Central Park, 1340 S 4th St
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Shakespeare in Love

July 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Central Park, 1340 S 4th St
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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Shakespeare in Love

July 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Central Park, 1340 S 4th St
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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August 2020

Shakespeare in Love

August 1 @ 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