LOUISVILLE, Ky. (News Release) -- The annual Shakespeare in the Park festival is proud to feature Twelfth Night for its 54th season opener. Running Tuesdays through Sundays June 20th - July 14th (with previews on June 18th and 19th) in Old Louisville's Central Park, Twelfth Night will be directed by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Brantley Dunaway.
Twelfth Night is one of the most commonly performed Shakespearean comedies, and was also successful during Shakespeare's lifetime. A beautiful exploration of love and romance in disguise, shrouded in Celtic themes and Irish music, Twelfth Night focuses on the passion that motivates us to find our true hearts desire.
The Taming of the Shrew will be presented by The Players Conservatory and will run July 18th - 21st. Depicting the outlandish courtship of two couples and the lengths they go to for love, The Taming of the Shrew is a hilarious look at gender relations in the way only Shakespeare can present it.
Come and take in some pre-show entertainment every night at 7 pm before the 8:30pm curtain, all while enjoying a drink from the Brown-Forman full service bar or a snack from our snack bar. Reserved seating is also available. A padded Adirondack chair can be reserved for $25 each, which includes food and beverage service. Additional packages are available, including group catering, family picnics, pre-ordered bottles of wine, a Saturday VIP lounge, indoor restroom accessibility and more.
New this year, City Café box dinners can be pre-ordered and waiting for you at the hospitality tent for pick up when you arrive! Click here for the full details and to place an order.
Summer Monday Movie Nights, starting at 9 pm, will also be returning this season and will feature something for every movie taste. This year's lineup includes:
June 24th: OZ the Great and Powerful
July 1st: Argo
July 8th: Les Misérables
July 15th: The Princess Bride
July 30th: Rocky Horror Picture Show
Not only is Kentucky Shakespeare showing Rocky Horror, live actors, bird seed, toast and some newspaper will also be on-hand to make the show complete!
Come and enjoy a night out in Central Park for the 54th Annual Shakespeare in the Park Festival June 20th - July 21st.