Press: Free Kentucky Shakespeare Festival announces powerhouse 2019 season

By Kathryn Gregory for Courier Journal
February 10th, 2019

This summer, the free Kentucky Shakespeare Festival will deliver 58 performances of seven different productions over a 10-week period. Sounds daunting, but for the thespians who make Shakespeare their craft, it’s all part of the plan. 

“It’s not overwhelming at all,” Producing Artistic Director Matt Wallace said.

He means it. 

“We spend so much time planning for each season. We’ve been working on this since last year,” he said. “We’re just excited we can finally announce it.”

Louisville Ballet will close out the season for the fourth year in a row, with another yet-to-be-titled world premiere of Shakespeare in Dance. Created by Roger Creel and Scott Moore, the production features performers from the Louisville Ballet and original music and choreography by Creel and Moore. The production runs July 31 to Aug. 4.