Kentucky Shakespeare Festival

Arts and Humanities
3:04 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Kentucky Shakespeare Opens Celtic-themed 'Twelfth Night'

Kentucky Shakespeare Festival opens its 54th free Shakespeare in Central Park season this week with a Celtic-themed production of “Twelfth Night.” Directed by producing artistic director Brantley Dunaway, the romantic comedy features the adventures of  heroine Viola, who disguises herself as a man (Cesario) when she’s rescued from a shipwreck and separated from her twin brother. She goes to work for a Duke, who asks her to intervene on his behalf with his romantic interest, who falls for Viola in disguise instead.

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Arts and Humanities
3:54 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Kentucky Shakespeare Eyes 2014 for Expanded Theater Festival

The Kentucky Shakespeare Festival is moving forward with a 2013 summer season and with establishing an annual "destination model" summer theater festival in Louisville. 

Last summer, the festival’s board gave themselves a February deadline to raise an extra $300,000 to fully fund two summer productions in advance or cancel the 2013 season. The oldest annual free Shakespeare in the Park festival will open “Twelfth Night” in Central Park in June

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Arts and Humanities
4:33 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Kentucky Shakespeare Festival Summer Season Moving Forward

Kentucky Shakespeare Festival

Producing artistic director Brantley Dunaway confirmed today that the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival will stage a summer season. Though the organization produces the oldest free annual Shakespeare in the Park festival in the United States, the future of the festival was uncertain at the end of last season. 

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Arts and Humanities
3:35 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

‘It’s All Go or Nothing’: Shakespeare Board Committed to Funding Park Productions in Full

Paige Hershell as Hero, Liza de Weerd as Beatrice, Abi Van Andel as Esmerelda Baker and Bree Murphy as Ursula in the 2012 summer Kentucky Shakespeare production of "Much Ado About Nothing."
Melissa Donald Kentucky Shakespeare

Despite a recent report by WAVE 3 that the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival is in financial trouble, incoming board president Allen Harris says the company as a whole is financially sound.

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Arts and Humanities
6:00 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Shakespeare in the Wild West

Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” is one of the original romantic comedies, full of tropes you don’t have to be a Bard scholar to recognize: the bickering twosome who fight their mutual attraction until finally succumbing to each other’s unlikely charms, the tragic misunderstanding that derails a happy engagement, meddling relatives, scheming frenemies.

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