Our free, 90-minute performance was scheduled to tour to 28 parks in spring 2020. 

Due to COVID-19, we will be working with interested sponsors to offer a digital option of Shakespeare in the Parks Hamlet for September 2020.

 

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Performance Schedule

2020 Shakespeare in the Parks Hamlet coming in digital format in September. 

Our 2021 Shakespeare in the Parks touring production will be Romeo and Juliet.

Thanks to our friends at Kelly’s Filmworks for this look at our Shakespeare in the Parks spring tour

Shakespeare in the Parks tour video

 

 

 

 

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May 2020

Encore Presentation of “Henry IV, Part One” – Virtual Shakespeare in Central Park

May 1 @ 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. Friday, May 1 - 7:00-9:30PM EDT at facebook.com/kentuckyshakespeare and at http://youtube.com/kentuckyshakespeare  

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

May 8 @ 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. Friday, May 8 - 7:00-9:30PM EDT at facebook.com/kentuckyshakespeare and at http://youtube.com/kentuckyshakespeare  

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Encore Presentation of “Henry IV, Part Two” – Virtual Shakespeare in Central Park

May 15 @ 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. Friday, May 15 - 7:00-9:30PM EDT at facebook.com/kentuckyshakespeare and at http://youtube.com/kentuckyshakespeare  

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Encore Presentation of “As You Like It” – Virtual Shakespeare in Central Park

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - May 24 @ 10:00 pm
FREE

Kentucky Shakespeare presents a re-broadcast of AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare Directed by Matt Wallace Virtual FREE Kentucky Shakespeare Festival Broadcasting as a Facebook Premiere 5/22-5/24 facebook.com/kentuckyshakespeare and youtube.com/kentuckyshakespeare Shakespeare’s beloved, gender-swapping romantic comedy is set in the Forest of Arden, where lives can be transformed when you least expect it. This 2019 summer production, set in 19th century Kentucky featured live music with the cast performing original songs composed by Louisville singer/songwriter Aaron Bibelhauser of the bluegrass band…

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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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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