Monday, July 14, 2008


Every summer, the amphitheatre at Louisville's Central Park becomes the setting for a number of marvelous Shakespearean productions. Shakespeare in Central Park, produced by the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, has become a revered theater tradition in this region. The Kentucky Shakespeare Festival is now in its forty-eighth year of operation. Each year, accomplished actors from across the country come to vie for roles in the Bard's greatest works at this highly-respected venue.

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of seeing the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival's production of Julius Caesar in Central Park. It was, as expected, an outstanding and memorable production.

It should be noted that there is a youth branch of the program. This week, the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival Globe Players will present Twelfth Night; or What You Will, by William Shakespeare. The Globe Players are an advanced theater company consisting entirely of high school students. Admission into the company is competitive. I am particularly excited about seeing Twelfth Night because my son Collin is a member of the Globe Players this year. He will be playing the role of Antonio when the show opens this week. I know that Collin and the rest of the cast and crew have devoted many, many hours to insuring that the performances will be first-rate theater. I can't wait to see it all unfold.

Twelfth Night previews in Central Park this Wednesday, July 16th. The show runs July 17-20, with all performances beginning at 8:00 p.m. Admission is free.

Break a leg, C-Bear!


Blogger white rabbit said...

Matthew - did you know Twelfth Night was first performed in the Middle Temple Hall? Have an copy and paste...

2:04 AM  
Blogger Meatbe said...

Andrew- I did not realize that. Interesting. Thanks for the info and the link.

6:30 AM  

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