Councilwoman Hamilton brings “Shakespeare in the Parks” production of Macbeth to Shawnee Park on April 11th

April 3, 2015

Louisville – Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) is inviting everyone to a special free celebration on Saturday, April 11th, when “Shakespeare in the Parks” brings Macbeth to Shawnee Park.

          “We have found a new way to help usher in the spring and summer season for Shawnee Park with great fun and entertainment,” says Hamilton. “For a second year, we are helping Kentucky Shakespeare bring the classic works of the Bard to all areas of our city.”

Kentucky Shakespeare is once again touring with a special series of productions in the Metro Parks system.

          Kentucky Shakespeare is a not-for-profit charitable organization and professional theatre company. It is the oldest free Shakespeare Festival in the United States and has been serving the Louisville area for the last 54 years. “Shakespeare in the Parks” will bring a 90 minute, seven actor version of Macbeth beginning at 6:00pm at the Shawnee Pavilion. The play will take place rain or shine.

          Macbeth is a play of contradiction and ambition. Driven to becoming King, Macbeth will kill all and any that get in his way. He puts his faith in the words and prophesies of three witches and his wife Lady Macbeth is instrumental in driving him to fulfill his ambitions at all costs.

          Metro Parks will provide some picnic tables, but also residents should also feel free to bring food, chairs, blankets, and join others in experiencing one of the Bard’s greatest works in a beautiful surrounding.

          “So bring family and friends and enjoy a classic in literature but also the beauty of Shawnee Park,” says Hamilton.

          For more information about Saturday’s Shakespeare in the Parks at Shawnee Park, Councilwoman Hamilton’s office at 574-1105.