Shakespeare in the Park http://wfpl.org en Sonnets, Scenes, Soliloquies: Actors To Stage Free Outdoor Shakespeare http://wfpl.org/post/sonnets-scenes-soliloquies-actors-stage-free-outdoor-shakespeare <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group of local actors are mounting an afternoon of free Shakespeare in Memorial Park this weekend.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The &nbsp;event, "Sonnets, Scenes, and Soliloquies," will present the actors' favorite scenes and speeches from Shakespeare's work in Memorial Park&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;(971 S.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">4th</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;St.), on August 4, 2-3 p.m</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. A reception at <a href="http://www.vault1031.com/">Vault 1031</a> (1031 S.&nbsp;</span>6th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;St.) performance space will follow.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Brian Hinds is one of the event's organizers. Hinds&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">was an actor living in New York when he first traveled to Louisville to work a summer season with the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He says he "had been floundering" in New York, but fell in love with Louisville and its theater community after a summer performing under the stars in Central Park.</span></p><p>"What I remember most fondly about my years at Kentucky Shakespeare were the families sitting in the front rows," says Hinds. "Kids who were wandering through the park would stop and watch. I have such a clear memory of the faces of a group of boys smiling and listening during a production of 'Pericles.'"</p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:24:30 +0000 Erin Keane 6282 at http://wfpl.org Sonnets, Scenes, Soliloquies: Actors To Stage Free Outdoor Shakespeare Kentucky Shakespeare Festival Cancels Remainder of 'Twelfth Night' Run http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-shakespeare-festival-cancels-remainder-twelfth-night-run <p>One of the mantras of the theater business is “the show must go on.” But after abruptly cancelling Tuesday evening’s Shakespeare in the Park performance of “Twelfth Night,” Kentucky Shakespeare announced today that the remainder of the run is off. Producing artistic director Brantley Dunaway also directed the production.</p><p>According to a release, an unnamed cast member resigned for personal reasons, and, due to budget restrictions, the production had no understudies to step in:</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 16:29:42 +0000 Erin Keane 6068 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Shakespeare Festival Cancels Remainder of 'Twelfth Night' Run ‘It’s All Go or Nothing’: Shakespeare Board Committed to Funding Park Productions in Full http://wfpl.org/post/it-s-all-go-or-nothing-shakespeare-board-committed-funding-park-productions-full <p>Despite a <a href="http://www.wave3.com/story/19077404/festival-in-financial-trouble">recent report by WAVE 3 that the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival is in financial trouble</a>, incoming board president Allen Harris says the company as a whole is financially sound.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 19:35:22 +0000 Erin Keane 1175 at http://wfpl.org ‘It’s All Go or Nothing’: Shakespeare Board Committed to Funding Park Productions in Full