Councilwoman Shanklin presents “Shakespeare in the Parks” production of Macbeth to Petersburg Park on April 19th

April 14, 2015

Louisville – Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) is bring something special to the Newburg area when she hosts a special free event on Sunday, April 19th as “Shakespeare in the Parks” brings Macbeth to Petersburg Park.

          “We are always looking for ways to bring people out to our parks and this Kentucky Shakespeare program has been very well received everywhere it has been performed,” says Shanklin. “I think it is important to bring the arts to all areas of our city.”

          Kentucky Shakespeare has already begun its second year of 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” brings a 90 minute, seven actor version of Macbeth beginning at 6:00pm at Petersburg Park on Indian Trail in Newburg.

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.

          “This will be a fun evening for everyone and it’s free So bring family and friends and enjoy a classic in literature,” says Shanklin.

          For more information about Sunday’s Shakespeare in the Parks at Petersburg Park, contact Councilwoman Shanklin’s office at 574-1102.