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Outdoor Shakespeare Festival Features Extended Season

Outdoor Shakespeare Festival Features Extended Season

All performances are presented free of charge at Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park, the longest-running non-ticketed Shakespeare festival in the United States.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (December 2, 2021) – Kentucky Shakespeare, the Official Shakespeare Festival of the Commonwealth, announces the return of the free Kentucky Shakespeare Festival May 26-August 7 in Old Louisville’s Central Park. This neighborhood is known for its large collection of restored Victorian homes.

All performances are presented free of charge at Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park, the longest-running non-ticketed Shakespeare festival in the United States.

William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night will start the season off in a classic romantic comedy of mistaken identity, music and the madness of love, followed by Richard III and The Merry Wives of Windsor.

In addition to the main stage productions, Kentucky Shakespeare will present the Globe Players student troupe’s Much Ado About Nothing, plus productions from returning guest companies Louisville Ballet and the Louisville Improvisors. The Kids’ Globe tent will open an hour before every performance during the summer with interactive arts-based activities tied to the production.

A variety of food trucks from the Louisville Food Truck Association will rotate nightly, plus Will’s Tavern and Gift Shop.

For more information visit kyshakespeare.com or download the free Kentucky Shakespeare app at Google Play or iTunes.

The 2022 Kentucky Shakespeare Festival:

Twelfth Night / May 25-July 21
Richard III
/ June 16-July 23
The Merry Wives of Windso
r / June 30-July 24

Kentucky Shakespeare’s Globe Players High School Troupe
Much Ado About Noth
ing / July 27-30

Louisville Improvisors
Late Night Shakes / June 11 & 25, July 9 & 23

Louisville Ballet
Shakespeare in Dance / August 3-7

Nightly Schedule
6:00pm Food Trucks Open
7:00pm Will’s Tavern, Will’s Gift Shop, and Kids’ Globe open
7:15pm Preshow
8:00pm Production Begins

Planning a trip to Louisville? Guests can use Louisville Tourism’s annual Visitor Guide to help plan an itinerary around Louisville’s top experiences. Travelers also can get attraction, lodging and dining assistance at www.gotolouisville.com along with information on the state’s current covid-mitigation guidelines.

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