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Kentucky Shakespeare Festival kicks off with "Twelfth Night"

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Kentucky Shakespeare is the oldest free Shakespeare festival in the United States and is the largest, in-school arts education provider in the Commonwealth.

Grounded in the works of Shakespeare, our mission is to enrich our community by presenting accessible, professional theatre experiences that educate, inspire, and entertain people of all ages.

The annual Shakespeare in the Park festival features Twelfth Night for its 54th season opener, running Tuesdays through Sundays June 20th - July 14th (with previews on June 18th and 19th).

Twelfth Night is one of the most commonly performed Shakespearean comedies, and was also successful during Shakespeare's lifetime.

An exploration of love and romance in disguise, shrouded in Celtic themes and Irish music, Twelfth Night focuses on the passion that motivates us to find our true hearts desire.

The Taming of the Shrew will be presented by The Players Conservatory and will run July 18th - 21st.

Depicting the outlandish courtship of two couples and the lengths they go to for love, The Taming of the Shrew is a hilarious look at gender relations in the way only Shakespeare can present it.

Summer Monday Movie Nights returns, starting at 9 pm. This year's lineup includes:

June 24th: OZ the Great and Powerful

July 1st: Argo

July 8th: Les Misérables

July 15th: The Princess Bride

July 30th: Rocky Horror Picture Show

Pre-show entertainment will be offered every night at 7 PM before the 8:30pm curtain Central Park, Fourth Street & Park Avenue, Old Louisville.

A padded Adirondack chair can be reserved for $25 each, which includes food and beverage service.

Additional packages are available, including group catering, family picnics, pre-ordered bottles of wine, a Saturday VIP lounge, indoor restroom accessibility and more.

CLICK HERE for a complete line-up of entertainment.





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