Kentucky Shakespeare Announces 2019 SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS

Kentucky Shakespeare Announces 2019 SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS

Kentucky Shakespeare announces the 2019 SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS tour. Their 6-actor, 90-minute production of MACBETH will tour to 28 parks in Louisville, Indiana, and other Kentucky cities this spring, bringing free Shakespeare to neighborhoods April 6-May 25, 2019.

"We couldn't be happier to be able to serve so many parks and neighborhoods with this tour. In 2014 we started with nine parks and this spring we'll triple that number! This season, we branch out even further, bringing free Shakespeare in the Parks to Mt. Washington in Bullitt County and Bowling Green plus serving some local neighborhoods for the first time including Smoketown and Klondike Park. We'll again have backup rain spaces for each location too, so you can join us rain or shine. We're grateful for the opportunity to bring this special free family event to neighborhoods

across the area!" says Producing Artistic Director Matt Wallace.

The production is directed by Amy Attaway, Kentucky Shakespeare's Associate Artistic Director. "We're excited to share this accessible new adaptation of Shakespeare's popular tragedy following a couple broken by their unchecked ambition and quest for power." She added, "Simply put, none of this would be possible without the neighborhood sponsors of this tour. Thank you to the twenty Louisville Metro Council members who've sponsored performances in their districts,

plus White Clay, Locust Grove, Norton Commons, the Tyler Park Neighborhood Association, the Mayors and cities of Lyndon, New Albany, Jeffersonville, St. Matthews, La Grange, Shively, Mt. Washington, Pewee Valley and Jeffersontown."

The production features an ensemble cast of six actors: Dathan Hooper as Macbeth, Megan Massie as Lady Macbeth, Zachary Burrell as Macduff, Owen Kresse as Duncan, Charity Means as Malcolm, and Mollie Murk as Banquo. All of the actors also play other multiple roles in the production. The production features costumes by Donna Lawrence-Downs, sound design by Laura Ellis, fight choreography by Eric Frantz, and set design by Hannah Allgeier, with Racheal Luther as the stage manager.

Audience members are invited to bring their own chairs, blankets, and picnics for this free, family-friendly community event.

Kentucky Shakespeare will also tour the production to schools across the state as part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Kentucky Shakespeare is one of 40 professional theater companies selected to participate in bringing the finest productions of Shakespeare to middle- and high-school students in communities across the United States.

Dates, Places and Times of the tour are as follows:

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Carrie Gaulbert Cox Park, 3730 River Rd., Louisville, KY 40207

Rain Space: Saint Leonard Parish & School, 440 Zorn Ave, Louisville, KY 40206

Sponsor: Councilwoman Paula McCraney, District 7, Councilman Bill Hollander, District 9

Date: Sunday, April 7, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Emerson Park, 1100 Sylvia St, Louisville, KY 40217

Rain Space: Shelby Traditional, 735 Ziegler St, Louisville, KY 40217

Sponsor: Councilman Pat Mulvihill, District 10

Date: Sunday, April 7, 2019

Time: 6:30 p.m. (Note: 6:00 p.m. pre-show clown performance by Gregory and Abigail Bailey Maupin, part of touring program for immigrants and refugees)

Location: Iroquois Park Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Rd, Louisville, KY 40214

Rain Space: Same

Sponsor: Councilman Mark Fox, District 13, Councilman Kevin Triplett, District 15, Councilwoman Nicole George, District 21, and Councilman David Yates, District 25

Date: Friday, April 12, 2019

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Highview Park, 7201 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 40228

Rain Space: Central Government Center, 7201 Outer Loop #129, Louisville, KY 40228

Sponsor: Councilman James Peden, District 23

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: La Grange • Oldham County Courthouse Lawn

Rain Space: Rob Morris Educational Building, 206 W Jefferson St, La Grange, KY 40031

Sponsor: City of La Grange, Paul "Joe" Davenport, Mayor; La Grange Main Street Program

Date: Sunday, April 14, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: California Park, 1600 St Catherine St., Louisville, KY 40210

Rain Space: California Community Center, 1600 St Catherine St, Louisville, KY 40210

Sponsor: Louisville Metro Council President David James, District 6

Date: Sunday, April 14, 2019

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Hounz Lane Park, 2300 Hounz Lane, Louisville, KY 40223

Rain Space: Westport Road Baptist Church, 9705 Westport Rd, Louisville, KY 40241

Sponsor: Councilman Markus Winkler, District 17

Date: Friday, April 19, 2019

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Ln., Louisville, KY 40207

Rain Space: Same

Sponsor: Locust Grove

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Petersburg Park, 5008 E Indian Trail, Louisville, KY 40218

Rain Space: Price Elementary School, 5001 Garden Green Way, Louisville, KY 40218

Sponsor: Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin, District 2

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Tyler Park, 1501 Castlewood Ave., Louisville, KY 40204

Rain Space: Bloom Elementary, 1627 Lucia Ave, Louisville, KY 40204

Sponsor: Tyler Park Neighborhood Assoc. and Councilman Brandon Coan, District 8

Date: Friday, April 26, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Russell Lee Park, 3701 Southern Ave., Louisville, KY 40211

Rain Space: Southwick Community Center, 3621 Southern Ave, Louisville, KY 40211

Sponsor: Councilwoman Jessica Green, District 1

Date: Friday, April 26, 2019

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Jeffersonville • Picasso Pointe, Jeffersonville, 7th and Michigan Ave., Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Rain Space: NoCo Arts Center, 628 Michigan Ave., Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Sponsor: City of Jeffersonville, Mike Moore, Mayor; Jeffersonville Public Art Commission; Jeffersonville Main Street; Jeffersonville Arts Alliance

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Robsion Park, Lyndon, Robsion Park Dr., Lyndon, KY 40222

Rain Space: Lyndon City Hall, 515 Wood Rd, Louisville, KY 40222

Sponsor: City of Lyndon, Brent Hagan, Mayor

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Central Park, Pewee Valley, 105 Central Ave., Pewee Valley, KY 40056

Rain Space: Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church, 119 Central Ave, Pewee Valley, KY 40056

Sponsor: City of Pewee Valley, Bob Rogers, Mayor

Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Smoketown • Muhammad Ali Boxing Glove Monument

Rain Space: Smoketown Wellness Center, 760 S Hancock St Suite B100, Louisville, KY 40203

Sponsor: Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith, District 4

Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Sun Valley Park, 6616 Ashby Ln, Louisville, KY 40272

Rain Space: Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Ln, Valley Station, KY 40272

Sponsor: Councilwoman Cindi Fowler, District 14

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: New Albany • Bicentennial Park, New Albany, 18 E Spring St, New Albany, IN 47150

Rain Space: Silver Street Park, 2043 Silver St, New Albany, IN 47150

Sponsor: Jeff Gahan, Mayor, City of New Albany

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Shively Park, 1902 Park Rd, Shively, KY 40216

Rain Space: Shively Community Center, 1902 Park Rd, Shively, KY 40216

Sponsor: Shively Councilwoman Tiffany Burton-McBroom

Date: Friday, May 10, 2019

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Jeffersontown • Veterans Memorial Park, Jeffersontown, 10707 Taylorsville Rd, Jeffersontown, KY 40299

Rain Space: Jeffersonian, 10617 Taylorsville Rd, Jeffersontown, KY 40299

Sponsor: Mayor Bill Dieruf and the Jeffersontown City Council

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Riverview Park, 8202 Greenwood Rd, Louisville, KY 40258

Rain Space: Pleasure Ridge Park High School, 5901 Greenwood Rd, Louisville, KY 40258

Sponsor: Councilman Rick Blackwell, District 12

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: St. Matthews • Community Park, 10 Pin Lane, St Matthews, KY 40207

Rain Space: St. Matthews Community Center, 310 Ten Pin Ln, Louisville, KY 40207

Sponsor: City of St. Matthews, Richard J. Tonini, Mayor

Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: The Parklands • Broad Run Park, the Parklands, 11551 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40291

Rain Space: Same

Sponsor: Councilman Stuart Benson, District 20

Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Norton Commons, 10712 Meeting St, Prospect, KY 40059

Rain Space: YMCA at Norton Commons, 11000 Brownsboro Rd, Prospect, KY 40059

Sponsor: Norton Commons

Date: Friday, May 17, 2019

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: The Amphitheater at Mt. Washington Sports Complex, 131 Gardner Way, Mt. Washington, KY 40047

Rain Space: Bullitt East High School 11450 KY-44, Mt Washington, KY 40047

Sponsor: Barry Armstrong, Mayor City of Mt. Washington

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: 5:30 p.m. (CST)

Location: SOKY Marketplace Amphitheater, 636 Center St, Bowling Green, KY 42101

Rain Space: Same

Sponsor: Fountain Square Players

Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Klondike Park, 3809 Klondike Ln, Louisville, KY 40220

Rain Space: TBD

Sponsor: Councilman Brent Ackerson, District 26

Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Story Avenue Park, 1519 Story Ave, Louisville, KY 40206

Rain Space: TBD

Sponsor: Councilman Bill Hollander, District 9 and White Clay

Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Shawnee Park, 4501 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40211

Rain Space: Shawnee Community Center, 607 S 37th St, Louisville, KY 40211

Sponsor: Councilwoman Donna Purvis, District 5

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