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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  • Family Friendly

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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November 2019

Kent Rader: Stand Up Comedy to Support Kentucky Shakespeare

November 22, 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30pm, repeating until November 23, 2019

$15

Join us for an evening of comedy from stand-up comedian Kent Rader! Kent is a friend of Kentucky Shakespeare and father of Kentucky Shakespeare alum Maggie Lou Rader. He's performing at the Comedy Caravan November 21-23, and 50% of the $15 ticket sales will go to support the mission of Kentucky Shakespeare. Kent Rader's CLEAN, stand-up comedy show explores his journey from accounting to comedy, his 35 year marriage, fatherhood, and now being a grandfather (AKA Papa Kent). Kent's comedy…

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Kent Rader: Stand Up Comedy to Support Kentucky Shakespeare

November 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until November 23, 2019

An event every day that begins at 9:30pm, repeating until November 23, 2019

$15

Join us for an evening of comedy from stand-up comedian Kent Rader! Kent is a friend of Kentucky Shakespeare and father of Kentucky Shakespeare alum Maggie Lou Rader. He's performing at the Comedy Caravan November 21-23, and 50% of the $15 ticket sales will go to support the mission of Kentucky Shakespeare. Kent Rader's CLEAN, stand-up comedy show explores his journey from accounting to comedy, his 35 year marriage, fatherhood, and now being a grandfather (AKA Papa Kent). Kent's comedy…

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Kent Rader: Stand Up Comedy to Support Kentucky Shakespeare

November 23, 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30pm, repeating until November 23, 2019

An event every day that begins at 9:30pm, repeating until November 23, 2019

$15

Join us for an evening of comedy from stand-up comedian Kent Rader! Kent is a friend of Kentucky Shakespeare and father of Kentucky Shakespeare alum Maggie Lou Rader. He's performing at the Comedy Caravan November 21-23, and 50% of the $15 ticket sales will go to support the mission of Kentucky Shakespeare. Kent Rader's CLEAN, stand-up comedy show explores his journey from accounting to comedy, his 35 year marriage, fatherhood, and now being a grandfather (AKA Papa Kent). Kent's comedy…

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December 2019

Shakespeare in the Libraries: Hamlet

December 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jeffersontown Library, 10635 Watterson Trail
Jeffersontown, KY 40299
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Kentucky Shakespeare presents its sixth annual Shakespeare in the Libraries tour! Join us for our Two-Actor production of Hamlet, coming to 10 Louisville Free Public Libraries. Family-friendly! Free! This program is made possible thanks to a Louisville Metro External Agency Fund Grant.    

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Shakespeare in the Libraries: Hamlet

December 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Iroquois Library, 601 W Woodlawn Ave.
Louisville, KY 40215
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Kentucky Shakespeare presents its sixth annual Shakespeare in the Libraries tour! Join us for our Two-Actor production of Hamlet, coming to 10 Louisville Free Public Libraries. Family-friendly! Free! This program is made possible thanks to a Louisville Metro External Agency Fund Grant.    

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Shakespeare in the Libraries: Hamlet

December 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Southwest Regional Library, 9725 Dixie Hwy,, KY
Louisville, KY 40272
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Kentucky Shakespeare presents its sixth annual Shakespeare in the Libraries tour! Join us for our Two-Actor production of Hamlet, coming to 10 Louisville Free Public Libraries. Family-friendly! Free! This program is made possible thanks to a Louisville Metro External Agency Fund Grant.    

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Shakespeare in the Libraries: Hamlet

December 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Western Library, 604 S 10th St.
Louisville, KY 40203
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Kentucky Shakespeare presents its sixth annual Shakespeare in the Libraries tour! Join us for our Two-Actor production of Hamlet, coming to 10 Louisville Free Public Libraries. Family-friendly! Free! This program is made possible thanks to a Louisville Metro External Agency Fund Grant.    

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February 2020

Shakespeare in Love 2020 – Diamond Anniversary Gala

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

at 21C Museum/Hotel An evening featuring live New Orleans jazz, live visual art, tarot readings, DJ, dancing, Brown-Forman cocktails, hors d’oeuvres by Proof, desserts, 60th season announcement with live performances, and more surprises! Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:00 – 11:00 PM 21c Museum Hotel 700 West Main Street Louisville, KY 40202 Cocktail Attire Merrymaker – $125 per person Valentines – $200 per couple Revelers – $1,000 per group of ten   Secure your tickets here. Giving as a Valentine’s gift? Please email us and we’ll…

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March 2020

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

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
FREE

Kentucky Shakespeare presents a Special Encore Presentation of AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare Directed by Matt Wallace Virtual FREE Kentucky Shakespeare Festival Broadcasting as a Facebook Premiere Friday, March 20 at 7:00-9:15PM at facebook.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 rare, one-time chance to see last summer’s hit “As You…

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

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 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. Kentucky Shakespeare presents a Special Encore Presentation of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by William Shakespeare Directed by Matt Wallace Virtual FREE Kentucky Shakespeare Festival Broadcasting as a Facebook Premiere Friday, March 27 at 7:00-9:15PM at facebook.com/kentuckyshakespeare As we look forward to our upcoming 60th anniversary season, we come together as a community in this challenging time to look…

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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