Shakespeare plays to entertain park visitors until July

June 24, 2013 by  

The residents of Louisville have a summer of nature and theater to enjoy this year, with the Shakespeare in the Park season set to run into mid-July.

The event is the oldest of its type in the country and is seen by many as one of the area’s best summer activities. Central Park is the site for most of the plays but a range of other locations will also be used during the summer.

The venue for the plays is cozy and casual and benches are available. Most families, however, bring blankets and a picnic to enjoy in the cool grass outside the seating area. For those who prefer better seating, VIP Adirondack chairs are located in the front row, with servers tending to orders. The fee for the upgrade is $25.00 per chair, with proceeds going to the Kentucky Shakespeare group.

The popular production Twelfth Night will be performed until July 14, with pre-show activities each night at 7:30pm and performances beginning at 8:30pm. The next Shakespearean play is The Taming of the Shrew, which the Player’s Conservatory will present between July 18 and 21.

During the performances, there will be concessions booths along with a full bar offering food and beverages. It is common to see vendors and concession booths in the area with large printed banners. Print companies work closely with participants and organizers for performing arts and other local events, as banner printing can be a great promotional tool.

The Shakespeare in the Park website has complete information about the event as well as contact information and details of other future shows.