Arts and Culture

When Kentucky Shakespeare executive director Matt Wallace took the reins of the organization last summer, one of his priorities was to put the focus back on free, outdoor Shakespeare productions that reach as many local patrons as possible.

To that end, Wallace announced that 2014 would see the launch of Shakespeare in the Parks. The list of dates and times for performances of an eight-actor, 90-minute “Hamlet” production in nine local parks were released today. 

Kentucky Shakespeare will launch its expanded spring/summer season April 6 in Iroquois Park wrap its tour of local parks May 18, when the company will turn its focus to its home base in Central Park, where three main-stage productions (“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Henry V” and the full production of “Hamlet”)  and several community collaborations will play June 11-August 17. 

Here’s a schedule of “Hamlet” in the Parks: 

April 6, 2014

Iroquois Park

1080 Amphitheater Rd., Louisville, KY  40214

6:00 p.m.

April 13, 2014

Riverside Gardens Park

3899 Lees Lane, Louisville, KY  40216

6:00 p.m.

April 19, 2014

Highview Park

7201 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY  40228

6:00 p.m.

April 26, 2014

Tyler Park

1501 Castlewood Avenue, Louisville, KY  40204

6:00 p.m.

April 27, 2014

Petersburg Park

5008 E. Indian Trail, Louisville, KY  40218

6:00 p.m.

May 4, 2014 

Emerson Park

Hickory and Sylvia Streets, Louisville, KY 40217

6:00 p.m.

May 10, 2014

Shawnee Park

4501 West Broadway, Louisville, KY  40211

12:00 p.m.

May 17, 2014

Story Avenue Park

1519 Story Avenue, Louisville, KY  40206

6:00 p.m.

May 18, 2014 

Robsion Park

Lyndon, KY 40222  

6:00 p.m.