Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” comes Corydon! The performance begins at 7:00 p.m. on the Square.
In partnership with the Arts Alliance of Southern Indiana, KY Shakespeare presents “Romeo and Juliet”.
KY Shakespeare will do three performances of this famous play across the Southern Indiana region. These performances are free and open to the public. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the show!
April 24th Jeffersonville, IN at Big Four Park
May 7th New Albany, IN at Riverfront Park
May 14th Corydon, IN at Capitol Grounds Park
What: The Arts Alliance of Southern Indiana (AASI), Jeffersonville Public Art Commission (JPAC), City of New Albany and Harrison County Public Library proudly present Shakespeare in the Park to Southern Indiana. Kentucky Shakespeare announces the return of the free SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS tour this spring. The 7-actor, 85-minute production of ROMEO AND JULIET will tour to multiple parks in Indiana and Kentucky this April and May. “We are delighted to come together again in these beautiful parks this spring with live theatre. We have sorely missed this and look forward furthering our mission of removing barriers and creating accessible arts experiences as we connect again and heal, through this experience of live outdoor theatre. This couldn’t happen without the generosity of our neighborhood performance sponsors, and we’re grateful for their support.
The production is directed by Amy Attaway, Kentucky Shakespeare’s Associate Artistic Director. “We’re telling this timeless story of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers at the breathtaking pace of falling in love, with the super-charged stakes of ancient feuds in the modern day.” She added, “We’re grateful to all the sponsors making all this possible!” As of March 2021, sponsors include Fountain Square Players, Norton Commons, the Mayors and cities of Crestwood, Lyndon, New Albany, Jeffersonville, Corydon, Mt. Washington, and Jeffersontown, Shively Councilwoman Tiffany BurtonMcBroom, and Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. The production features an ensemble cast of seven actors starring Mollie Murk as Juliet and Tony Reimonenq III as Romeo, with Georgette Kleier as Nurse/Prince/Apothecary, Abigail Bailey Maupin as Mercutio/Lady Montague/Balthazar, Gregory Maupin as Capulet/Friar Lawrence/Gregory, BeeBee Patillo as Lady Capulet/Tybalt/Peter/Friar John, and Shaquille Towns as Benvolio/Paris/Watch. The production features costumes by Donna Lawrence-Downs, sound design by Laura Ellis, fight choreography by Eric Frantz, and set design by Karl Anderson, with Clare Hagan as the stage manager. The script is edited by dramaturg Gregory Maupin. Audience members are required to wear a facemask and invited to bring their own chairs and blankets for this free, socially-distanced, family-friendly community event. Kentucky Shakespeare will also tour the production to schools across the state, virtually and in person, as part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Kentucky Shakespeare is one of 40 professional theater companies selected to participate in bringing the finest productions of Shakespeare to middle- and high-school students in communities across the United States.
Note: proper COVID-19 protocol is highly encouraged to protect your fellow playgoers, the actors, and you. This includes 6 feet for social distancing, masks to be worn throughout the show, and use of the provided sanitization stations.