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FROM THE DIRECTOR Thank you for joining us for the 59th season of your Kentucky Shakespeare Festival. Whether it’s your first or fiftieth time – you are welcome here! “But if the while I think on thee, dear friend, All losses are restored and sorrows end.” – Sonnet 30 It has been a challenging year emotionally. Last May, our dear friend and mentor Bekki Jo Schneider passed away. She served as Producer of Kentucky Shakespeare, immediately succeeding our founder Doug Ramey. We dedicate this season to our dear Bekki Jo and celebrate her life and legacy. We’ve also launched an Education Fund to name our intern program in her memory. Our 2018 season was another record one for us— with more than 109,000 people served throughout the season—in 253 schools, 39 libraries, 25 parks and 25 community centers, in 83 counties in five states. We’re able to provide this public service while not charging for tickets for the 30,000+ people during the summer because of generous donors. When those of you who can afford it drop a $1 or $20 donation at intermission, purchase a beverage, buy a t-shirt, mail a check, donate online or text to donate; or tweet, post a Facebook review or tell your friends, you’re helping to sustain and grow your Kentucky Shakespeare. As we face Louisville Metro budget cuts, we thank you for giving and helping us serve our community. We adopted a new vision statement this year… “To use Shakespeare’s universal truths and the power of the arts to transform lives. Shakespeare belongs to everyone.” We are here in Central Park for you through August 4, with your Kentucky Shakespeare. Enjoy your evening under the stars!

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2019 Design and Production Team Director Henry IV, Part 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amy Attaway Director As You Like It and King Lear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Wallace Scenic Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karl Anderson Costume Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donna Lawrence-Downs Lighting Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casey Clark Sound Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Ellis Composer As You Like It . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aaron Bibelhauser Composer Game of Kings series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Carney Fight Choreographer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Frantz Choreographer As You Like It . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barbara F. Cullen Dramaturg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gregory Maupin Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Margaret Rial Assistant Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Racheal Luther Properties Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Josh Blum Production Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maria Allgeier Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hannah Allgeier Master Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L. Andrew Lopez Assistant Director Henry IV, Part 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessica De La Rosa Costume Shop First Hand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kristopher Brady Costume Shop Stitcher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amy Davis Lighting Supervisor/Master Electrician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Burdsall Assistant Master Electrician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsay Krupski Sound Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Callis Reed Assistant Sound Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Victoria Campbell Front of House Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lillie Weber Gift Shop Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brenda Johnson Videographer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Abby Sage Photographer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Brymer 2019 Bekki Jo Schneider Intern Company Acting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Will DeVary Costume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bailey Lomax Education, Kids’ Globe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Helen Mariah Murdoch Electrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alexander Hunter Front of House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lucy Buchanan Production Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kate Ramlee Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arabella Paulovich Public Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zoe Greenwald Stage Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsay Lisanti Scenic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carmen Miller “So shines a good deed in a naughty world.” Kentucky Shakespeare’s new Central Park tech trailers were generously funded by Stratford Society Royalty Members Charlie and Jenny Marsh. 6

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As You Like It by William Shakespeare edited by Gregory Maupin

directed by Matt Wallace CAST In Order of Appearance Orlando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Becraft Adam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Luce Oliver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Patrick O’Brien Dennis/Lord/William . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Will DeVary Celia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amber Avant Rosalind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hallie Dizdarevic Touchstone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gregory Maupin LeBeau/Audrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jennifer Pennington Charles/Lord/Jaques De Boys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Braden McCampbell Duke Frederick/Martext . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dathan Hooper Amiens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Neill Robertson Musician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Isabella Christensen Duke Senior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J. Barrett Cooper Phebe/Forester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Angelica Santiago Corin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Huffman Silvius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crystian Wiltshire Jaques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Abigail Bailey Maupin Setting: Kentucky, 1870.

Director Matt Wallace is sponsored by Mac & Jessica Thompson. The character of Rosalind, played by Hallie Dizdarevic, is sponsored by Vivian Ruth Sawyer & Thomas T. Noland, Jr. The character of Celia, played by Amber Avant, is sponsored by Phillip & Teri Allen. The character of Orlando, played by Jon Becraft, is sponsored by Thomas Gerstle. A U D I E N C E

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As You Like It The plot Ferdinand Duke Senior and his followers have taken refuge in the Forest of Arden after being forced into exile by his usurping brother, Duke Frederick. Frederick’s daughter, Celia, begs him to let her cousin Rosalind, Duke Senior’s daughter, stay as her companion. Orlando, youngest son of the late Sir Rowland de Boys, has been kept in poverty by his eldest brother Oliver since their father’s death. Orlando decides to wrestle for his fortune at Frederick’s court, where he meets Rosalind and they fall in love. BANISHMENT The Duke banishes Rosalind, fearing her popularity is a threat to his rule. Celia, refusing to be parted from her cousin, goes with Rosalind to seek the exiled duke in the Forest. For safety they disguise themselves - Rosalind as the boy Ganymede and Celia as his sister Aliena - and persuade the fool Touchstone to accompany them. On hearing that Oliver is scheming to kill him, Orlando also flees to the Forest, taking refuge with the exiled Duke and his followers (including the excessively moody and abrasive Miss Jaques). While posting love poems on the trees, Orlando encounters “Ganymede,” who challenges his love-sick state and suggests he prove the strength of his love by wooing Ganymede as if “he” were Rosalind. Elsewhere in the Forest, the shepherd Silvius suffers unrequited love for Phoebe (who has fallen for “Ganymede”), while Touchstone is pursuing Audrey, the goat-herd. STOP HERE IF YOU DON’t want to know the rest! Oliver is sent into the Forest to hunt down Orlando, who then saves his life. Oliver is remorseful for his past behavior…and instantly falls in love with “Aliena.” Frustrated by the pain of his love for Rosalind, Orlando is unable to continue wooing “Ganymede,” who to conjure up the real Rosalind and that all the lovers will finally be wed to their “proper” partners...which, unsurprisingly, after a bit of untangling they are.

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Henry IV, Part 2 by William Shakespeare edited by Gregory Maupin

directed by Amy Attaway CAST In Order of Appearance Northumberland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Huffman Lord Hastings/Duke of Gloucester* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Becraft Sir John Falstaff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J. Barrett Cooper Falstaff’s Page* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gregory Sanders Lord Chief Justice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gregory Maupin Gower/Lady Northumberland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Abigail Bailey Maupin Archbishop of York/Officer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Patrick O’Brien Lord Mowbray/Poins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crystian Wiltshire Hostess Quickly*/Captain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jennifer Pennington Fang/Prince John of Lancaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Will DeVary Snare/Drawer/Silence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Braden McCampbell King Henry IV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Luce Earl of Warwick/Bulcalf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dathan Hooper Prince Hal* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zachary Burrell Lady Percy/Feeble/Officer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amber Avant Tavern Mistress/Shadow/Davy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Angelica Santiago Doll Tearsheet/Mouldy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hallie Dizdarevic Pistol*/Earl of Westmorland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Ware Bardolph* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Neill Robertson Shallow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monte Priddy *Follow this character’s story next season’s Henry V.

SETTING: England, early 13th Century Director Amy Attaway is sponsored by Don Stevens & Libby Marbury. The character of Shallow, played by Monte Priddy, is sponsored by Charlie & Jenny Marsh. The character of Falstaff, played by J. Barrett Cooper, is sponsored by Drs. Catherine Newton & Gordon Strauss. The character of Prince Hal, played by Zachary Burrell, is sponsored by Mac & Jessica Thompson. A U D I E N C E

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Henry IV, Part 2 THE plot The play begins after the battle in Shrewsbury, which ends Henry IV, Part I. The Earl of Northumberland, in despair after hearing of the death of his son, Hotspur, pledges to lend his support to a second rebellion led by the Archbishop of York. As the threat of civil war looms over the country, King Henry IV fears that his son Prince Hal has returned to his old disreputable life around Falstaff and his other tavern cronies. King Henry’s health begins to fade. BANISHMENT The Chief Justice confronts Falstaff (whose health isn’t particularly good, either), warning him that because of the king’s displeasure at Falstaff’s criminal influence on Hal, the friends will be separated for the coming conflict. Falstaff is sent on an army recruiting expedition for a force being led by the king’s younger son, Prince John of Lancaster, though first he must face Hostess Quickly, who plans to sue him over his debts and promises to her. The Archbishop of York’s rebel army is met by the king’s forces, led by Prince John, and a treaty is brokered, but Prince John outwits and betrays them. STOP HERE IF YOU DON’t want to know the rest! King Henry wakes to find his son, Hal, trying on his crown. Angry at first, the king is reconciled with his son before he dies. A new Hal accepts the crown as King Henry V and turns his attention to a war with France … and Falstaff finds himself banished from the new king’s court and company.

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King Lear by William Shakespeare edited by Gregory Maupin

directed by Matt Wallace CAST Earl of Kent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dathan Hooper Gloucester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jennifer Pennington Edmund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Braden McCampbell King Lear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Huffman Goneril . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Abigail Bailey Maupin Cordelia/Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amber Avant Regan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hallie Dizdarevic Duke of Cornwall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Patrick O’Brien Duke of Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gregory Maupin King of France/Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Becraft Duke of Burgundy/Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J. Barrett Cooper Curan/Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Angelica Santiago Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Will DeVary Edgar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Neill Robertson Oswald . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crystian Wiltshire Fool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Luce Setting: Ancient Britain, 8th Century BCE

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King Lear The PLOT The aged King Lear announces his plan to pass his royal responsibilities on to his three daughters, intending then to live with each of them on a rotating basis. Also at court are the Duke of Burgundy and the King of France, both hoping to marry Cordelia, Lear’s youngest (and favorite) daughter. BANISHMENT Before dividing his kingdom, Lear challenges his daughters to prove which of them loves him best. His two elder daughters, Goneril and Regan, play along, making passionate speeches about their love for him, but Cordelia refuses to say anything. Her unwillingness to publicly show off her feelings enrages Lear and he banishes her forever, dividing his country between Goneril and Regan and their husbands, the dukes of Albany and Cornwall. Burgundy withdraws his marriage proposal and Cordelia leaves with the King of France, who loves her more because of her honesty. When Lear’s most faithful follower, the Earl of Kent, challenges the king’s rash behavior, he is banished too, but returns in disguise to serve Lear in secret, calling himself Caius. In a similar misunderstanding, the Earl of Gloucester is misled by her scheming illegitimate son, Edmund, into believing that her legitimate son, Edgar, wishes to murder her to gain his inheritance. Edgar escapes his mother’s anger by fleeing and disguising himself as a mad beggar, “Poor Tom.” Lear soon discovers that his daughters (now that they have his authority) refuse to share their homes with him as promised. He finds himself banished into a storm with only his Fool (a jester) and the disguised Kent for company. As he descends into madness he learns the error of his ways. Gloucester’s support for Lear angers Goneril and Regan and she too finds herself horrifically injured and cast out. As both Lear and Gloucester learn the true nature of their children, their hopes rest with Cordelia, newly returned to Britain in charge of a French army. STOP HERE IF YOU DON’t want to know the rest… Cordelia reconciles with Lear, who begs her forgiveness. Gloucester attempts suicide but is foiled by “Poor Tom,” and she too is reunited with Lear. Goneril and Regan compete for the love of the ambitious Edmund, and plot against each other - Goneril eventually poisons Regan - but their army still defeats Cordelia. She and Lear are imprisoned by Edmund. Edgar, in another disguise, challenges Edmund to a duel. Edmund is fatally wounded, but with his dying breath sends a messenger to cancel his order to have Cordelia hanged. On hearing of his death, Goneril kills herself. Edmund’s messenger arrives too late and Lear enters carrying Cordelia’s dead body. The agony of loss breaks Lear’s heart and he too dies. 18

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PUTTING THINGS RIGHT IN HISTORY AND COMEDY An Essay by Jonathan Smith, Professor Emeritus, Hanover College As You Like It and Henry IV, Part 2 were written in the same period of Shakespeare’s life, and may have been in repertory together in 1598. One is a gender-bending pastoral comedy with Shakespeare’s cleverest comic heroine; the other a chronicle history filling the space between Prince Hal’s heroism in battle and his ascent to the throne, with the ever-fading influence of the rogue Falstaff. But despite very different purposes, the plays have in common the theme of usurpation. Both plays begin with usurpers in power (Duke Frederick and Henry IV), and both rulers have

offspring (Celia and Prince Hal) whose loyalty to parent is tempered by a wish to “put things right.” And in the world of usurpation, things are definitely not right. Old political foes (Sir Roland and Richard II) are feared and resented beyond the grave; old allies are not trusted; the economy—especially in the countryside— suffers; and youth whose education is neglected can be turned by poverty or idleness into highwaymen or beggars. But these are not tragic usurpers in the vein of Richard III and Macbeth, doomed to play out the consequences of their own sin to a violent death. The

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difference is that Henry and Frederick have some capacity for self-reflection and repentance. “How I came by the crown, O God forgive,” says Henry, and from his first entrance—strangely late—he is a dying man, and appropriately selfreflective. Duke Frederick, by contrast, exits As You Like It early and still raging. But his repentance is announced at the end, when we are told that Frederick formed a “mighty” army for the purpose of annihilating the forest dissenters,

waiting that we might compare it to Waiting for Godot—except in this case Godot arrives at the end, in the person of a reformed and resplendent Henry V.

“. . . And to the skirts of this wild wood he came,

How shall your houseless heads . . . defend you

Sweeten the Imagination By Jonathan Smith, Professor Emeritus, Hanover College “Poor naked wretches, wheresoe’er you are . . .

Where meeting with an old religious man,

From seasons such as these? O, I have ta’en

After some question with him, was converted

Too little care of this.” – Lear, in the storm

Both from his enterprise and from the world . . .” “How many thousand of my poorest subjects

So the play’s happy ending—the triumph of marriage over massacre, as it were—depends on the final unaccountable twist of what may be Shakespeare’s most far-fetched comic plot. And there is where our two contemporary plays most clearly part ways: the comedy is all ingenious plot, while the history is so full of talk and

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Are at this hour asleep!” – Henry IV

The beginning of redemption for rulers comes when they start to empathize with their poorest subjects, and see through the illusion of their own pomp. We feel better about both Lear and Henry by the end of their lives because Lear has come to acknowledge that he is

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“old and foolish,” and Henry has finally realized that the “Jerusalem” where he was destined to die is a small chamber, not a mighty city. The usurping Duke Frederick, in As You Like It, is badly in need of such reflection, and we may hope that the “old religious man” who converts him and prevents him from massacring his brother’s merry troupe taught him a philosophy akin to that of the lowly shepherd Corin: “I earn that I eat, get that I wear; owe no man hate, envy no man’s happiness; glad of other men’s good, content with my harm . . .”

Shakespeare’s understanding of the need for empathy came from his life in the theatre. As both playwright and actor, he was constantly begging audience members to set aside their own lives to engage with the lives of these created beings; as the Prologue to Henry V says, “On your imaginary forces let us work.” And repeatedly within the plays, we are given a model for how this is meant to work: the disguised Rosalind play-acts with Orlando to instruct him in love; Prince Hal takes the disguise of a lowly drawer to instruct Falstaff in humility; and Edgar leads his blind father through a mock-suicide to cure him of despair. A healthy imagination in each of us is what the world needs, and play-acting administers to that need. The mad King Lear says “Give me an ounce of civet, apothecary, to sweeten my imagination.” We hope you will allow our actors to be your “ounce of civet.”

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Biographies THE ACTING COMPANY Amber Avant (Celia – AYLI; Lady Percy/Feeble/ Officer – H4; Cordelia – Lear) joins Kentucky Shakespeare for the first time, having recently completed the apprenticeship at Actors Theatre. At Actors: We’ve Come to Believe, Pipeline (u/s Nya), A Christmas Carol, The Tens, Same Time, Same Place, Solo Mio. Off-Broadway: Come Back Up with Sanguine Theatre Company. Web Series: Barely Adults with Crown Hill Productions (winner, Best Web Series at The DC Black Film Festival). Select Theatre Credits: Orpheus in the Berkshires by Lucy Thurber at Williamstown Theatre Festival; Danny and the Deep Blue Sea at Chinatown Soup; Tommy’s Girls, What You’ve Done and You Remind Me of You with Primary Stages/Fordham M.F.A. Additional Credits: Sugar in Our Wounds readings with The Playwrights Realm and Manhattan Theatre Club, winner of Denzel Washington Scholarship at Fordham University. Jon Becraft (Orlando – AYLI; Lord Hastings/ Gloucester – H4; King of France/others – Lear), a proud Kentucky native, has spent the last three years as a touring artist educator with Kentucky Shakespeare, and has appeared onstage as Don John (Much Ado About Nothing), Saturninus (Titus Andronicus), and ensemble for Richard II and Julius Caesar. He has worked locally with Theatre [502] and the Mary Shelley Electric Co. Jon is the Artistic Director of Baby Horse Theatre Group, and serves as director and co-writer for Louisville Championship Arm Wrestling. 22

Zachary Burrell (Prince Hal – H4) was last seen on the Kentucky Shakespeare stage as Prince Hal in Henry IV, Part I. Other Ky Shakespeare credits: Macduff in the recent Macbeth tour, Valentine (Two Gentlemen of Verona), Clown (Winter’s Tale), and Paris (Romeo and Juliet). He has also worked frequently around Louisville with Theatre [502], StageOne Family Theatre, Pandora Productions, and Derby Dinner Playhouse. He is a graduate of Adams State University in Colorado. Isabella Christensen (Musician – AYLI). Bella works as a musician and massage therapist. This chance to play with the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival combines her favorite things about the arts - playing across styles, collaborating across disciplines, and doing great local, live performance! J. Barrett Cooper (Duke Senior – AYLI; Falstaff – H4; Duke of Burgundy/ others – Lear) returns for his third season with KSF. In the past year: Warbucks in Annie (CenterStage), directed Greetings! (Bunbury), directed fights for KY Opera’s Rigoletto. Feature and short films: The Long Journey: A Gift of Christmas, Flobic; Dialect Coach for Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk) and Rainn Wilson (The Office) in feature film Don’t Tell a Soul. TV Pilot: The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe. Local/regional

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Biographies commercials: Galen Healthcare, FFO Home, KY Farm Bureau. In October Barrett will star in Sunset Limited directed by Steve Woodring at Bunbury Theatre. He is an adjunct instructor in theatre at IU Southeast and will direct The Laramie Project there in December. Will DeVary (Dennis/ Lord/William – AYLI; Prince John/Fang – H4; Ensemble – Lear) is immensely grateful to return to Kentucky Shakespeare, where he previously appeared in Henry IV Part 1, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, and Macbeth. Regional theatre: A Christmas Story and A Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre). Other theatre: The Medium and Twelfth Night (Ithaca College Theatre Arts), Disney’s Newsies (Floyd Central Theatre Arts), Richard III and Henry VI Part III (Commonwealth Theatre Center). Will is currently pursuing his B.F.A. in acting at Ithaca College. For more information visit www.willdevary.com. Hallie Dizdarevic (Rosalind– AYLI; Doll/ Mouldy – H4; Regan – Lear) is thrilled to return to the Kentucky Shakespeare stage! Last season, you may have seen her as the Courtesan in Comedy of Errors, Doll Tearsheet in Henry IV Part I, or Desdemona in Othello. When not working with Kentucky Shakespeare, Hallie serves as Associate Artistic Director at Commonwealth Theatre Center. Favorite credits with the CTC Professional Company in Residence include: Ludwig in Cabaret, Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible, Daisy in

Rhinoceros, Lina in Misalliance, and Yelena in Uncle Vanya. With Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company: Olivia in Twelfth Night, Hero in Much Ado About Nothing, and Mephistophilis in The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus. Other credits include the title roles in Henry V at Josephine Sculpture Park Summer Stage and Eurydice at the Alley Theatre. Dathan Hooper’s (Duke Frederick/Martext– AYLI; Earl of Warwick/Bulcalf – H4; Kent – Lear) previous Kentucky Shakespeare credits include Othello, Titus Andronicus, Comedy of Errors, The Winter’s Tale, Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Hamlet, The Tempest, Pericles and Gammer Gurton’s Needle, among others. His other regional credits are with Actors Theatre of Louisville, StageOne Family Theatre, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, The Mule Barn Theatre, The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles and The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble of Los Angeles. Dathan has numerous television and film credits and is proud of his long relationship with Louisville’s arts community. Jon Huffman (Corin – AYLI; Northumberland– H4; King Lear – Lear) has appeared on the local stages of Actors Theatre of Louisville, StageOne Family Theatre, Derby Dinner Playhouse, Bunbury Theatre, 14 seasons at Kentucky Shakespeare since 1981 (including the title role in Titus Andronicus for two years), and many more. Across the country, he’s played

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Biographies hundreds of roles, ranging from Harold Hill in The Music Man to Prospero in The Tempest, and from Oedipus in Oedipus Rex to Zach in A Chorus Line. His television work includes regular roles on Designing Women, Days Of Our Lives, and General Hospital. In dozens of films, Jon has shared the screen with the likes of Laurence Fishburne (Fled), Jeremy Irons (Lolita), James Earl Jones (Timepiece), and Donald Sutherland (The Hunley) and has been directed by Oscar winners Jodie Foster (Little Man Tate) and Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption). His luckiest role, though, is partner to Kentucky Shakespeare’s very patient choreographer, Barbara Cullen. Tom Luce (Adam – AYLI; King Henry IV – H4; Fool – Lear) has been involved in the Louisville theatre scene as an actor, director and designer for the past 29 years. His Kentucky Shakespeare credits include Julius Caesar (Caesar), Richard II (Henry Bolingbroke), Titus Andronicus (Marcus Andronicus), Macbeth (Duncan), and The Taming of the Shrew (Vincentio). He has worked locally with Actors Theatre, The Necessary Theatre, Theatre [502], and Savage Rose Classical Theater Company. Tom has appeared in dozens of commercials (including a national spot for AT&T), the network television shows Nashville and Chicago Fire, and several film projects with local producers Kelly’s Filmworks and City on a Hill. Recently: My Friend Dahmer (Vice President Walter Mondale), and the Hallmark feature An Uncommon Grace. Tom dedicates his performances this season to the cherished memory of his beloved partner, Charlie Douglas. 24

Abigail Bailey Maupin (Jaques – AYLI; Lady Northumberland/Gower – H4; Goneril – Lear) is delighted to return to Kentucky Shakespeare, where her credits include: Comedy of Errors (Adriana), Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Speed), Twelfth Night (Olivia), Taming of the Shrew (Kate), Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), and Hamlet (Gertrude). She and her husband Greg co-founded Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble, and they also perform as the Prohibition-era musical duo Rannygazoo. Abigail has appeared locally with Actors Theatre, Theatre [502], Derby Dinner Playhouse, StageOne Family Theater, Music Theatre Louisville, and Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company. Regional: Sweeney Todd (Goodspeed Opera House), Babes & Dudes, Die Like a Lady (NY International Fringe Festival), Iolanthe (Village Light Opera Group, NYC), Gift of the Magi (Vermont Stage Company) and Hansel and Gretel (Theatreworks/USA). Gregory Maupin (Touchstone – AYLI; Lord Chief Justice – H4; Duke of Albany – Lear) is thrilled for his umpteenth time on stage and his fifth season as text coach/ dramaturg with Kentucky Shakespeare. He and his wife Abigail are ukulele duo Rannygazoo, co-wrote The Glorious Adventures of the Mighty Robin Hood, and in 2004 co-founded Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble. He is a charter member of Brooklyn’s Under the Table Ensemble. Kentucky Shakespeare appearances

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Biographies include: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Guildenstern), Much Ado (Benedick), Taming of the Shrew (Petruchio), Midsummer (Bottom), Macbeth (Porter), Dark Lady of the Sonnets (Shakespeare). With Actors Theatre: Luna Gale (Cliff), At the Vanishing Point (Martin), Our Town (Simon Stimson), Midsummer (Flute), Macbeth, 43 Plays for 43 Presidents. With the Dell’Arte Company: Vaudeville (cocreator). Gregory graduated from Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre. Braden McCampbell (Charles/Lord/Jaques De Boys – AYLI; Silence/ Snare/Drawer – H4; Edmund – Lear) currently serves as an artist educator with Kentucky Shakespeare. He has appeared onstage with the company in Romeo & Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, Macbeth, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. He regularly performs with the Va Va Vixens.

Jon Patrick O’Brien (Oliver – AYLI; Archbishop of York/Officer – H4; Duke of Cornwall – Lear) is happy to be back for his 6th season with Kentucky Shakes! You may recognize him from previous seasons as Hotspur in Henry IV, Part 1, Mark Antony in Julius Caesar, Macbeth in Macbeth, and Hamlet in Hamlet—or perhaps you’ve seen him in other local shows—most recently as Cliff in Cabaret and John Proctor in The Crucible at Commonwealth Theatre Center. You can also find him in his recurring role of Motlow on AMC’s Turn: Washington’s Spies, as Baron Drew on Chicago PD, and as Hunter on The Good Wife. Please feel free to follow him offstage through his woodworking journey on instagram @ bearbranchhandcrafted for more fun!

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Biographies Quickly in Henry IV Part 1, Emilia in Othello, Duchess of York in Richard II, and Portia in Julius Caesar. Other local credits include: Cabaret and The Trojan Women (Commonwealth Theatre Center); Qualities of Starlight and Rich Girl (Theatre [502]); King Lear and Twelfth Night (Savage Rose Classical Theatre) and 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche (Pandora Productions). Regional credits include: The Hoboken Chicken Emergency (SouthCoast Repertory Theatre, CA); Medea (Boston Court Theatre, CA); The Hostage (Theatre Banshee, CA); Much Ado About Nothing (Arizona Classical Theatre); ThreePenny Opera (Clarence Brown Theatre, TN); Romeo and Juliet (Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival, PA). She is currently an artistic associate for Commonwealth Theatre Center. Monte Priddy (Shallow – H4) joins Kentucky Shakespeare for the 38th summer. Since 1961 he has played more than 90 roles in 28 of Shakespeare’s plays with Kentucky Shakespeare, Alabama Shakespeare, and Savage Rose Classical Theatre Co. In addition to Kentucky Shakespeare, and its precursor, the Carriage House Players, he has worked locally with Actors Inc. (the precursor to ATL), Louisville Children’s Theater, UofL Repertory Co, Blue Apple Players, Derby Dinner Playhouse, Kentucky Cooperative Theater, and Bunbury Theatre. Outside Louisville, he toured the southeastern U.S. with Alabama Shakespeare, appeared in several series for KET, did children’s theater in Nashville and dinner theater in West Virginia. Favorite Shakespearean roles include Iago in Othello and John of Gaunt in Richard II. He received the Arts-Louisville/ Broadway World 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. 26

Neill Robertson (Amiens – AYLI; Bardolph – H4; Edgar – Lear) returns for his fifth summer with Kentucky Shakespeare. Previous shows with the company include The Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Syracuse), Richard II (King Richard), Titus Andronicus in Butchertown (Saturninus), The Winters Tale (Autolycus), Romeo and Juliet (Tybalt), The Taming of the Shrew (Tranio), and Macbeth (Witch/Young Siward), as well as the spring tours of A Midsummer Nights Dream and Julius Caesar. Neill also played Horatio/Player Queen in Kentucky Shakespeare’s collaboration with StageOne Family Theatre on Hamlet. Other credits include Dracula at Actors Theatre of Louisville (Renfield), The Language Archive with Theatre [502] (Resten), Cabaret with the Professional Company at Commonwealth Theatre Center (Emcee), and the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch with Pandora Productions. AJ, Always. Gregory Sanders (Falstaff’s Page – H4) will soon be a freshman at Shelby County North High School. He has completed two summers with Camp Shakespeare. He runs track and cross country and likes hanging out with his brothers, cousins and dogs.

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Biographies debut after having just completed her time at Actors Theatre of Louisville in the Professional Training Company. She received her B.F.A. from Montclair State University. Previous credits include: Dracula, Electric Harvest, and Coffee Break at Actors Theatre, as well as the world premiere of We’ve Come to Believe as part of the 43rd Humana Festival. Kyle Ware (Pistol/Earl of Westmorland – H4) is an actor, educator, artist, and writer, and serves as the Director of Education at Kentucky Shakespeare. Acting credits with the company include: Macbeth, Hamlet, The Winter’s Tale, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Titus Andronicus, Henry IV Part 1, and Much Ado About Nothing. Kyle has directed the Globe Players’ productions of The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Romeo & Juliet, and The Comedy of Errors. He is Co-Artistic Director of Think Tank Theatre, a collaborative theatre ensemble, and was a Producing Founding Artistic Director of Le

Petomane Theatre Ensemble, which concluded its 10-year run in Central Park as a Community Partner in the 2014 summer season. Kyle is a graduate of the University of Louisville, holding degrees in Art, Theatre and English. Crystian Wiltshire (Silvius – AYLI; Lord Mowbray/Poins – H4; Oswald – Lear) is delighted to return to the Central Park stage. In Central Park, Crystian has been in Much Ado About Nothing (Claudio), Romeo and Juliet (Romeo), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Eglamour), Richard II, Julius Caesar, The Winter’s Tale, and Twelfth Night. With Actors Theatre of Louisville: Dracula (Harker). With Cincinnati Shakespeare Company: The Tempest (Ferdinand), Fences (Cory), and Macbeth (Donalbain). Know Theatre, Cincinnati: Kill Move Paradise. Other Louisville credits: And In This Corner... Cassius Clay and Hamlet in Kentucky Shakespeare’s co-production with StageOne Family Theatre.

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Biographies DIRECTORS Amy Attaway (Director – Henry IV Part 2) proudly serves as the Associate Artistic Director of Kentucky Shakespeare. She has directed Henry V, The Taming of the Shrew, The Winter’s Tale, Richard II, and Henry IV Part I in the park, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead at the Bomhard Theater, The War of the Worlds at Louisville Public Media, and the spring tours of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth. Amy is also founder and Co-Artistic Director of Theatre [502], where she has directed the regional premieres of The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, River City, Red Speedo, Auctioning the Ainsleys, Broadsword: a heavy metal play and Futura, as well as the world premieres of the commissioned plays The Two Lobbyists of Verona and The Stranger and Ludlow Quinn. Amy spent five seasons as Associate Director of the Professional Training Company at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where she directed several commissioned works in the Humana Festival of New American Plays, including Sleep Rock Thy Brain, Oh, Gastronomy! and The End. Amy is a graduate of the University of Evansville. Matt Wallace (Director– As You Like It and King Lear) is in his sixth season as Producing Artistic Director of Kentucky Shakespeare, where he has directed The Comedy of Errors, Othello, Titus Andronicus, Much Ado About Nothing, 28

Julius Caesar, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, and Richard III. He is in his twelfth season as Director of Shakespeare Behind Bars at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex. Previously, he served as an Artistic Associate with Kentucky Shakespeare from 2001-2010, was Director of Children’s Theatre at Derby Dinner Playhouse, and directed and performed at Chicago theatres and theatres across the Midwest. Film and TV credits include roles in The Perfect Gift, Pieces of Easter, and Forrest Gump. Matt was in the inaugural class of Alden Fellows at the Community Foundation of Louisville and is recipient of the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts Marlene M. Helm Alumni Award, Fund for the Arts Allan Cowen Innovation Award, Broadway World Louisville Regional Awards, and Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency Volunteer of the Year Award for Outstanding Service and Commitment to the Kentucky Criminal Justice System. Matt met his wife Tina Jo at Kentucky Shakespeare 18 summers ago, proposed to her on this Central Park stage, and they are the proud parents of two amazing daughters.

DESIGNERS Karl Anderson (Set Design) This is Karl’s first show in Central Park, but he designed Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in the Bomhard Theatre for Kentucky Shakespeare a few years ago and is pleased to work with this renowned group again. Karl has designed many sets for StageOne Family Theatre, most recently Hamlet and James and the Giant Peach.

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Biographies He has also designed numerous shows for Actors Theatre of Louisville, including Sleep Rock Thy Brain and many Apprentice/ Intern productions; Assassins, Tommy and Sweeney Todd for CenterStage, and many seasons for Pandora Productions, Theatre [502], and Bunbury Theatre. He also designed Three Decembers for KY Opera. He graduated from UK with a B.F.A. in Theatre Design and Technology.

displayed at Kentucky Opera, Derby Dinner Playhouse, The Encore Musical Theatre Co. in Dexter, Mi., Actors Theatre of Louisville and dozens of theatres across the country. Barb teaches dance at Indiana University Southeast and is chair of the musical theatre department at Dancers Center for Training. “Forever grateful and all my love to the DRAGON SLAYER, Jon Huffman.”

Aaron Bibelhauser (Composer/Musical Director – As You Like It) – is a singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist from Louisville, KY. In addition to writing songs recorded by award winning bluegrass artists including Balsam Range and Del McCoury Band, he’s taken first place in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest and earned a nomination for the IBMA’s prestigious Song Of The Year Award. He has also had song placements in television, film, and theater. An accomplished solo recording artist, radio broadcaster, and session player, Bibelhauser also fronts the Kentucky based bluegrass band, Relic, along with his twin brother, Adam.

Laura Ellis (Sound Designer) is a performer and sound designer who regularly works with Pandora Productions and Looking for Lilith Theatre Company. She designed the past four summers for Kentucky Shakespeare, as well as colderweather productions of Twelfth Night, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead and The War of the Worlds. When she’s not in a theater (or a park), she’s often singing 30s & 40s bourbon jazz with Billy Goat Strut Revue. These and other pursuits are underwritten by her day job as Senior Producer at 89.3 WFPL. She produces Curious Louisville, where listener questions become radio stories. Laura’s been a fan of Kentucky Shakespeare in Central Park since childhood, when her mom used to walk her and her brother down from Germantown to watch a show under the stars.

Casey Clark (Lighting Designer) anticipates another fabulous summer festival with KSF. She is particularly enthusiastic about King Lear this year. Casey’s other work has included all genres of theatre and dance. She also teaches at Bellarmine University and works for Kentucky Center for the Arts. Barbara F. Cullen (Choreographer – As You Like It) joins the company for the sixth season! Barb studied musical theatre at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. She has choreographed more than 200 professional productions and concerts across the country. Her talents have been

Eric Frantz (Fight Choreographer) has worked in stage combat as a choreographer and combatant for 16 years. He is a Teaching Artist/Historical Interpreter at the Frazier History Museum, where he leads the research on sword fighting and combat techniques using historical manuals and texts. Eric is delighted to be working with Kentucky Shakespeare for the fifth consecutive summer. In 2015, Eric choreographed the

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Biographies fight between Macbeth and Macduff for Kentucky Shakespeare, and it remains one of his favorites. Donna Lawrence-Downs (Costume Designer) has designed the costumes for Kentucky Shakespeare for the last five seasons, including: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, The Taming of the Shrew, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Winter’s Tale, Titus Andronicus, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard II, Comedy of Errors, Henry IV pt 1, Othello, War of the Worlds, and the Shakespeare in the Park’s tours. Donna has designed over 365 shows for more than 30 different theatres in her 30-year career, including a stint at KSF in the 1990’s. One of Donna’s favorite projects is designing costumes for Shakespeare Behind Bars, which she has done for the last 7 years. She has also designed for StageOne Family Theatre, Music Theatre Louisville, CenterStage, Louisville Ballet, Kentucky Opera and Pandora Productions, among many others. Donna designed costumes for StageOne’s The Great Gilly Hopkins, which played on Broadway in 1998. Donna and her husband also own Life is Sweet Homemade Treats Bakery.

TECHNICAL STAFF Hannah Allgeier (Technical Director) returns to Kentucky Shakespeare for her third season. She’s a graduate of Western Kentucky University with a degree in theatre, and is currently a carpenter at Actors Theatre of Louisville. She has been the TD at Theatre [502] and Assumption High School. Set design: PTC: The Tens, New Voices Theatre Festival (Actors 30

Theatre of Louisville), River City, The Language Archive and The Comparables (Theatre [502]), I Bet on the Nag (Bunbury Theatre). In addition, Hannah spent a season as the scenic art apprentice with Actors Theatre of Louisville, served as assistant scenic designer for Gone Astray at Bunbury Theatre, and was a scenic charge for Qualities of Starlight at Theatre [502]. Maria Allgeier (Production Manager) is excited for her first season with Kentucky Shakespeare. She has previously worked for many theater companies around town such as StageOne Family Theatre, Theatre [502], The Bard’s Town, and Pandora. Her favorite shows include Hunter Gatherers and Qualities of Starlight. Josh Blum (Props Master) As a recent transplant from Virginia, Josh is excited to be working with the festival for the first time. Currently working as a carpenter at Actor›s Theatre during their season, he is quickly becoming enamored of the larger theatre community in Louisville. It is his hope that by working with the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival he can help to continue the vibrancy of the city’s art scene and inspire future artists and craftsmen. Kristopher Brady (First Hand) returns to Shakespeare in the Park after about 20 seasons away working as a Flight Attendant. Prior to that Kris worked at various times for all the local Arts organizations, particularly Actor’s Theatre and The Louisville Ballet as a stitcher, first hand and cutter/draper, and anything else they could find for him to do! He is happy to be back working with his friend Donna Lawrence as her first hand this summer and at the Louisville Ballet during the regular season.

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Biographies Lucy Buchanan (Front of House Intern) is a Frankfort, KY, native. She is a sophomore at Belmont University, where she is earning her B.F.A. in theatre performance. Lucy’s professional performance credits include The Wolves (25) and Men on Boats (Bradley) with Actor’s Bridge Ensemble. At Belmont, Lucy has been in As You Like It (Amiens), Aide et Reconfort (Jacqui), Bang Bang You’re Dead (Emily/Actor 4), and You Can See All the Stars (Ronnie). She is so excited to join Kentucky Shakespeare and spend all summer making audiences feel at home! Steve Burdsall (Lighting Supervisor/ Master Electrician) returns to Kentucky Shakespeare for his second summer. Steve is a graduate of The University of Iowa and former Electrics Shop Manager at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Originally from Chicago, Steve is an aspiring cicerone and avid runner. He enjoys all that Louisville has to offer as a home and loves it here. Past credits (in various roles) include we the invisibles, Dracula, and The Thin Place at Actors Theatre; Christmas Survival Guide at Raue Center for the Arts; Beaches at Drury Lane Theatre; Sense & Sensibility at Chicago Shakespeare Theater; more hotel events than he can count; and a few hundred concerts at The House of Blues. Thank you for supporting the arts. Victoria Campbell (Assistant Sound Engineer) is excited for her first season with Kentucky Shakes as the A2. She has worked at other companies such as Utah Shakespeare Festival, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and The Hangar Theatre. She is happy to be working in outdoor theatre again and experiencing all the challenges it holds.

Amy Davis (Sticher), is an artist from Louisville KY, the current wardrobe technician at StageOne Family Theatre, joins Kentucky Shakespeare for the first time this summer. Amy designs costumes and masks and performs with Baby Horse Theatre Group and The Little Andy Show and volunteers with Squallis Puppeteers. Thank You, My Dear Teachers! Zoe Greenwald (Public Relations Intern) is a rising 4th year B.F.A. Acting candidate at Northern Illinois University. She has recently participated in a semester-long study abroad program with the MXAT in Moscow, Russia. She is also an alumni of the CTC Walden Theatre Conservatory. Most recently at NIU she has been seen in Bakkhai (Agave), By the Bog of Cats (Caroline Cassidy), and As You Like It (Touchstone). Zoe is excited to join the KY Shakespeare family for the 2019 summer season! Alexander Hunter (Electrics Intern) has been acting since he was six years old but is interested in working professionally in many aspects of theatre, which is why he’s so excited to be working as an electrics intern this summer. He trained for four years at Denver School of the Arts and will be a senior theatre performance major at the University of Evansville in the fall. He would like to give a special thanks to Amy Attaway and Bailey Lomax for the support that allows him to work with this incredible company. Brenda Johnson (Gift Shop Manager/ Volunteer Coordinator) has been volunteering and working with the Festival for over forty-five years. Brenda’s full time job is with First Impression, Fine Stationery Engraving and Printing. She enjoys spending time with her family that includes her

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Biographies daughter Holly and son-in-law Pete and four wonderful friends, Connie, Jeanine, Linda, and Marty. She hopes that you will all come back again and again and volunteer! Help us keep Douglas Ramey’s vision alive by making your own history under the stars in Central Park! Lindsay Krupski (Assistant Master Electrician) has been freelancing around Louisville for almost a year now and she is so excited to be working in the park this summer! Lindsay is originally from Wisconsin (B.F.A., UW-Milwaukee), but she has also worked in Colorado, New Hampshire, and now Kentucky! She is so grateful to have such an amazing community of friends all over the country, in addition to a wonderful family who supports her crazy dreams. Lindsay Lisanti (Stage Management Intern), a Louisville native, is a rising junior B.A. Theatre and Art History major at Otterbein University. Her current credits at Otterbein include: Big Fish (ASM), Hay Fever (ASM), Oklahoma! (ASM), Thoroughly Modern Millie (PA), and Adding Machine: a Musical (PA). She is very excited to return home for the summer and get the opportunity to work with Kentucky Shakespeare! Bailey Lomax (Costumes Intern) is an upcoming sophomore theatre performance major at the University of Evansville. This is her first internship with Kentucky Shakespeare, but she has been involved with the Kentucky Shakespeare’s Globe Players program in the past. She is pumped and ready for this learning experience and very excited to be a member of the Kentucky Shakespeare family.  32

L. Andrew Lopez (Master Carpenter) currently works for Indiana University Southeast as Technical Director. He graduated with his B.A. in theatre from Trinity University. He received an MA in theatre from the University of Texas-Pan American, and his M.F.A. in Technical Direction from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Production credits include The Rocky Horror Show, Almost, Maine, 9 to 5: The Musical, Cactus Flower, Annie Get Your Gun with live horses, as well as many others. He is excited to join the crew at Kentucky Shakespeare this summer. Racheal Luther (Assistant Stage Manager) is excited to spend her third summer with Kentucky Shakespeare! She stage managed the last two spring tours for the company and the fall production of The War of the Worlds. Since moving to Louisville she has also worked with Pandora Productions and the Louisville Ballet. On her off time she works as a barista at Starbucks and does photography work here and there. Racheal can’t wait to have another amazing summer with the wonderful team that Kentucky Shakespeare is. Carmen Miller (Sets Intern) is an upcoming sophomore theatre performance major at is excited to join Kentucky Shakespeare as scenic intern this summer. She is a theatre student at Indiana University Southeast in the class of 2020. Carmen would like to thank Kentucky Shakespeare for this opportunity as well as her family, friends and professors for their support. Helen Mariah Murdoch (Education Intern: Kids Globe), a rising sophomore at Hillsdale College, enjoyed teaching Latin

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Biographies to Kindergarteners last semester and is excited to continue working with children through Kids Globe. Having performed in such Globe Players productions as The Merchant of Venice (Nerissa), As You Like It (Audrey), and The Comedy of Errors (Dr. Pinch), she is grateful for this opportunity to return to Kentucky Shakespeare and share her passion for Shakespeare with budding Shakesperians. Arabella Paulovich (Props Intern) is a student at University of Louisville studying History and Humanities. Recently, Arabella has been in Brighton Beach Memoirs (Laurie) at Southern Indiana Theaterworks and A Children›s Hour at Pandora Productions (Mary Tilford). This is her first summer working with Kentucky Shakespeare. Callis Reed (Sound Engineer) A sledgehammer, a rented PA, an old Butchertown warehouse, and a brief apprenticeship with Nick Stevens of Downtown Recording marked the beginning of Cal’s illustrious sound engineering career. Highlights include Grammy winner and all around nice guy Greg Martin and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Cal has had the good fortune to work in recent years with best Louisville has to offer in theatre production companies such as The Blue Apple Players, Acting Against Cancer, Pandora Productions, CenterStage, and Commonwealth Theatre Center. This is Cal’s second season with the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival. Kate Ramlee (Production Management Assistant) Kate is a recent graduate of Murray Sate University with her Bachelors degree in theatre and professional writing.

She has primarily worked as a director, in theatre administration and management. Some of her past productions include, Feathers and Teeth, Fat Pig,The Diary of Anne Frank, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Little Shop of Horrors, and Much Ado About Nothing. She is very excited to join Kentucky Shakespeare for her second summer season. Margaret Rial (Stage Manager) is excited to return for a second summer in the park with the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival. Margaret works as a Resident Production Assistant at Actors Theatre of Louisville and is a proud alumna of the 2017-18 Professional Training Company; she holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts Administration from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. Her past credits include Angels in America, The Magic Play, You Across From Me, A Doll’s House Part 2, and How To Defend Yourself at Actors Theatre of Louisville; as well as The Nutcracker at The Louisville Ballet. She has also worked with C Venues as a Stage Manager at the 2016 Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland. Lillie Weber (House Manager) is very excited to spend another summer in the park with Kentucky Shakespeare. Lillie will be entering her senior year at Lindenwood University where she is pursuing a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. If you’re from the St. Louis area you might have seen her in Mary Poppins, The Threepenny Opera, or Heathers. Lillie’s first taste of being on stage started here in Central Park when she was a part of Camp Shakespeare, and she is overjoyed to be back with the company that helped her cultivate her love of arts in a position that allows her to help make every experience as magical as it was for her.

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Thank you also to Actors Theatre of Louisville StageOne Family Theatre Felix E. Martin, Jr. Foundation Hayswood Foundation Horseshoe Foundation Dismis Charities Kindred Foundation Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC Frost Brown Todd LLC Louisville Public Media Metro Parks WAVE 3

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Executive Committee Kerry Wang, Chair Blake Counsell, Treasurer Liam Felsen, Secretary Lane Denali Hettich, Marketing Committee Chair Jeff Koleba, Fundraising Committee Chair Elizabeth Cherry Siebert, Nominating and Governance Committee Chair

Directors Diane Bailey-Boulet

Lindsay Fouts

Regan Nichols

Anya Bond-Beckley

Kevin Gibson

Dr. Peter Tanguay

Mera Cossey Corlett

Culver Halliday

Brooke Zimmerman

Rosie Felfle

Shannon Harris

Jean West

David James

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K e n t u c k y S h a k e s p e a r e S ta f f Matt Wallace – Producing Artistic Director Rob Silverthorn III – Director of Operations & Marketing Kyle Ware – Director of Education Amy Attaway – Associate Artistic Director Hannah Pruitt – Education Programs Manager

2018–2019 E d u c at i o n T e a m Artist Educators Jon Becraft, Jessica De La Rosa, Braden McCampbell, Tessa McShane Guest Teaching Artists and Instructors Chris Anger, Eric Frantz, Dathan Hooper, Megan Massie, Gregory Maupin, Keith McGill, Alec Volz, Trey Wright Spring Tour Zachary Burrell, Dathan Hooper, Owen Kresse, Megan Massie, Charity Means, Mollie Murk; Racheal Luther, Stage Manager

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Kentucky Shakespeare MISSION STATEMENT Grounded in the works of Shakespeare, we enrich our community by presenting accessible, professional theatre experiences that educate, inspire, and entertain people of all ages.

VISION To use Shakespeare’s universal truths and the power of the arts to transform lives. Shakespeare belongs to everyone.

ABOUT Founded in 1949, Kentucky Shakespeare currently serves 105,000+ people annually through the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park, education programs in schools, public performances, and community outreach. As the most comprehensive in-school arts education provider in Kentucky, last season Kentucky Shakespeare toured to 83 counties, serving 70,000+ students with interactive educational programming directly tied to academic standards, helping impact student achievement. Our many community programs explore conflict resolution, empathy building, and communication, in a range of settings from preschools to senior centers. Kentucky Shakespeare has been recognized by the Folger Library and the Kentucky Humanities Council for exemplary programming, is a multiyear recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Shakespeare in American Communities program, and is a past recipient of the Kentucky Governor’s Award in the Arts. Kentucky Shakespeare has been awarded multiple LEO Weekly Reader’s Choice Awards, Broadway World Louisville Regional Awards, the 2015 Center for Nonprofit Excellence’s Art of Vision Pyramid Award, and the 2017 Louisville Awards in the Arts Bobby Petrino Family Foundation Arts Impact Award. “We know what we are but not what we may be.”

DONATE TO KENTUCKY SHAKESPEARE TODAY Online: www.kyshakespeare.com/donate | Text: DONATE to 502.574.9900 Kentucky Shakespeare, 323 W. Broadway, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40202

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Kentucky Shakespeare Upcoming Events 2019 Season in Central Park AS YOU LIKE IT May 29, 30, 31, June 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9; July 9, 11, 13, 17, 20 HENRY IV, PART II June 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23; July 14, 16, 19 KING LEAR June 27, 28, 29, 30; July 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7; July 10, 12, 18, 21 The Kentucky Shakespeare Globe Players High School Theatre Training Program presents TWELFTH NIGHT July 24-27 Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents ROMEO AND JULIET July 28 and 30 Louisville Ballet presents CLEOPATRA: QUEEN OF KINGS July 31-August 4 LATE NIGHT SHAKES with the Louisville Improvisors Saturdays 6/8, 6/22, 7/6, 7/20 NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD radio play October 2-31, 2019 Louisville Public Media Performance Studio 619 South Fourth Street Tickets: kyshakespeare.com or 1-800-838-3006 FRANKENSTEIN staged reading October 22, 2019 Historic Locust Grove Tickets: 502.897.9845, locustgrove.org Shakespeare in Love - 60th Anniversary Gala February 2020 Shakespeare in the Parks HAMLET tour March-May 2020 60th Season of free Kentucky Shakespeare Festival Central Park May 27-August 2, 2020 A U D I E N C E

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The Stratford Society Longtime Kentucky Shakespeare board member Gordon Strauss founded the Stratford Society in 2007, naming it after Stratford-Upon-Avon—a market town and civil parish in South Warwickshire, England, where William Shakespeare was born. The Stratford Society is open to supporters who donate a gift of at least $1,564, in honor of the year Shakespeare was born. Stratford Society members serve as key community ambassadors for Kentucky Shakespeare. As a member, you will enjoy exclusive rehearsal previews, premieres, receptions, special events and opportunities for exclusive theatre and theatre-themed travel. For more information or to join the Stratford Society, please call Producing Artistic Director Matt Wallace at 502.574.9900 or email matt@kyshakespeare.com.

j 2018 Stratford Society Members Stratford Royalty Phillip and Teri Allen Max G. Baumgardner, in memory of Bekki Jo Schneider

Charlie and Jenny Marsh Don Stevens and Libby Marbury

Scott and JoAnn Haner Vivian Ruth Sawyer and Thomas T. Noland, Jr.

Drs. Catherine Newton and Gordon Strauss

Mac and Jessica Thompson

Stratford Nobility Dr. Peter and Mrs. Margaret Fife Tanguay Kerry and Kathleen Wang

Stratford Joe and Anne Ardery, made possible through a Fund for the Arts Partnership Grant Diane Bailey-Boulet Kevin and Mera Cossey Corlett Blake Counsell David and Lucille Fannin Rosie Felfle Liam Felsen Donald and Linda Finney Lea H. Fischbach Lindsay Fouts

Kevin Gibson Alan and Joan Gould Culver and Lourdes Halliday Shannon Harris Paul and Alice Herrington Lane Hettich Jeffrey Koleba Stephen Kubiatowski and Rebecca Seidel Matthew and Regan Nichols Bill and Dorothy O’Brien, made possible through a Fund for the Arts Partnership Grant

Thomas and Beth Ording Rick and Becky Reed Elizabeth Cherry Siebert Karl Truman Matt and Tina Jo Wallace Jim and Marianne Welch Brooke Zimmerman Some are not on the frontlines as those who spearhead SWV. A few of us just want to support and remain Unsung. ~Anonymous

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2018-2019 DONORS Kentucky Shakespeare, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, relies on the support of our community to provide free Shakespeare and multiple outreach programs. We would like to thank the following individuals for their generous support in the 2018-2019 fiscal year! All donations are tax-exempt.

Duchess 1300 Association Anonymous (2) Chuck and Sheelah Anderson Alan and Kathy Attaway Edith S. Bingham O. Grant and Sylvia Bruton William F. Burbank Louisville Ballet Catherine and Brian Easley, Druther’s Angie Elleman Stephen C. Gault, in honor of Jenny Marsh Mr. Gregory H. Greenwood

Booz Allen Hamliton Mr. and Mrs. Barry A. Hines, made possible through a Fund for the Arts Partnership Grant Michael and Cynthia Kirkland, made possible through a Fund for the Arts Partnership Grant Leigh LaViolette Rabbi Laura Metzger and Cantor David Lipp Tom Luce, in memory of Charlie Douglas

Mapother Family Memorial Fund Tim and Dair Mathistad David Mekus Debra Mitchell and Mike Jordan, in honor of Monte Priddy Ronald and Theresa Newton Judith Olliges Tim Peters Paula Ratliff Ruth Simons Jodi Smiley Betty L. Smith

South Fourth Street Association Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, made possible through a Fund for the Arts Partnership Grant Stoneware & Co. Third Street Neighborhood Association The Bartlett Turner Family Stephen and Coretta Wolford Grace Wooding, in memory of Bekki Jo Schneider Jessica and Ziggy Zubric

Earl Anonymous (2) Maureen Bacon Susan Barry Laura Beasley Mr. and Mrs. Turney B. Berry Cecile A. Blau, in memory of Bekki Jo Schneider Mark Blessinger Bill Bolte Jane and Joel Brooks Mattie and Bob Brown Mr. and Mrs. William Close R. Kent Collard Robert H. Cox, in memory of Rebecca Jo (Schneider) Saunders A. Glenn Crothers Janet Davenport, made possible through a Fund for the Arts Partnership Grant Clarice A. Denoux John David Dyche and Laura Harbolt Nicole Ervin Liz and Larry Fentress Phil and Linda Fitzgerald

Carmen Fullenlove, made possible through a Fund for the Arts Partnership Grant Garvin Gate Association Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Gettleman Denita Gotowicki Lynn Graham Mark Greer William Hahnert Walter and Pat Hagens Jim Hesselman and Cary Wiger, in memory of Bekki Jo Schneider Highland Mothers Club Jessica Hildebrand Theresa Hinton Thomas and Patrice Huckaby The Jarboe Family Dick and Gail Kaukas Jim and Jeanette Kays, in memory of Bekki Jo Schneider Jeff Nally and Bob Johnson, Bekki Jo Education Fund R. Gwyn Lavin

LCVB Commissioners, in memory of Bekki Jo Schneider Angela and Ron Long Alan & Joyce MacDonald Gary McClellan and Maria Ramirez Marilyn and Joe Mitchell, in memory of Bekki Jo Schneider Emily Musterman and Andy Odorzynski Sean Murphy and Annie Myers, in memory of Bekki Jo Schneider National Dinner Theatre Association, in memory of Bekki Jo Schneider Andrew and Ashley Noland Judith Olliges Our Family Direct Primary Care, PLLC Bianca Pillarella Carol and Charlie Pye Jason Ratliff Mike and Ellen Robertson Thomas Ryley Richard Sands

Chuck and Mary Ellen Schmidt Second Street Neighborhood Association Bruce and Edith Shinbach, in memory of Bekki Jo Schneider Rob and Anna Huang Shrader Val Slayton Larry Sloan Jonathan Smith Robert Steen Beth Boesche-Taylor and David Taylor Greg Tuck, made possible through a Fund for the Arts Partnership Grant Dean Walker Jerry and Joanne Wallace Sam Weissrock Bronwyn Williams Richard T. Wolford Nancy & Tom Woodcock Catherine A. Zoeller, made possible through a Fund for the Arts Partnership Grant

Knight Anonymous (19) Dr. & Ms. Thomas A. Aberli Alison Adams, in memory of our loved ones Dr. Garrett and Lane Adams Patrick Alexander

Cory Alexander Ron and Svea Allgeier Donna Gay Anderson, in honor of the cast of High and Mighty, Spalding spring 2018 residency

Sandra Aspy Amy Attaway Audubon AARP Chapter 3863, in memory of Bekki Jo Schneider Timothy & Pamela Baete Baptist Health LaGrange

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Rita Bell, In memory of Rebecca Jo Saunders Susan Bentley Stephen and Sharon Berger Barbara Bibb Matthew Bone Janet L. Boyd Jack and Brenda Brammer Mike and Susan Brooks Timothy and Jane Martin Buckey Laura Calhoun Kathleen Campbell Robert and Carol Carnighan Liam Chamberlin David and Candy Cherry Cloigheann J. Terrence Cody Jeff and Marjorie Conner Graham and Martha Neal Cooke Karleene Cox Constance Csernik Vicki Cullen Fr. Patrick Dolan Jack and Natalie Dorris Angela and Doug Dowell, Sr. Lynne Dowling Kathy Drehmel Laurie Duesing Angela and Richard Dworin Larry and Angie Edwards Uwe and Kathy Eickmann James Epperson, in memory and honor of Bekki Jo Schneider given by the Board and Staff of SoIN Tourism Jeffery Falkner Deborah Feger Mr. and Mrs. Stuart J. Ferguson The Fireels Marvin Fleischman Kathryn Foubister, in loving memory of my uncle, Mr. Alan Neal from Smyrna, DE Joseph and Lynn Fowler, in memory of Bekki Jo Schneider Jack Francis Nancy Gall-Clayton Robert and Carla Givens Chanda Glover Fay Greckel Meredith Gregg Katherine Grindon Carroll Grossman Barb and Ed Haines Bill and Nancy Hanna, in loving memory of Bekki Jo Schneider Chris & Patricia Haragan

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Joyce St. Clair and Matt Hargan Sandy Harned Corey Harrison Dawn Hershberger Gary & Sharon Hinkle Nancy Hubbard Mark A. Huffine Jon Huffman and Barb Cullen Lawrence and Virginia Hunt Indian Woods Condominium Council of Co-Owners, in memory of Bekki Jo Schneider Sunderaman and Akila Iyer Dan Johnson & Tom Elkas Fred and Laura Johnson Paul and Kanah Johnson Breck and Rhonda Jones Robin Kaukas and Max Brown Ronald Ketterer Scott Ketterer and Emily Nesselrotte Gary Keys Maureen Kingry Todd Kleber Cynthia Knopp, in memory of Bekki Jo Schneider John Koehlinger Philip and Marilyn Kohl Mary Korfhage Michael and Jeanne Kovatch Mary Julia and Forrest Kuhn Anna Kunzler and Bruce Scott Dwight Kyle and Cindy Silletto Art and Shelley LaFleur, in memory of Bekki Jo Schneider Mr. Peter Scott Lansing Eve Lee Susan Leffingwell Terry Lindsey Zane Lockhart Denise Logsdon Brad Luyster Judith Magder Jules M. Marquart Danny and Anita Maupin Gerald E. Maurice Tim and Misuzu McAlpine Annette McCulloch, in memory of Bekki Jo Schneider James and Lauren McDonald Richard McKnight Leslie McNulty Brian and Amy McWaters Marilyn Meredith Joyce Meyer, in memory of Bekki Jo Schneider

James Meyers Lawrence Miller Robert Mitchell Kellie Money and Carl Creason Joe and Dianne Morris Joyce P. Murphy, in memory of Bekki Jo Schneider William C. Nash and Marilou Nash Trudy L. Neal R.L. and C.R. Neumayer Jessica Newman Teresa Newton Jeffrey Noble Brandy and William Norton Vincent O’Neil Victoria Parker Jennifer Payton Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pendleton Jennifer Pennington Andy Perry and John Sistarenik Sally Phennicie Karen Philley Amy Picklesimer Christopher & Deborah Pinkerton Louie and Meg Prestigiacomo Dr. Roland Richmond Elizabeth and James Rightmyer John and Karen Rippy Zachary Robinson Marilyn Rodman Todd and Jeanne-Marie Rogers Ryan Roppel Marty Rosen Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Rounsavall III Matthew Ruben Chris Schimmoeller and Joel Dufour Paula Schoenhoff David Schofield Dr. and Mrs. William and Sandy Schreiber Allen Schuler Curt and Beth Schuman Sally Scott, PA for Today, LLCC, in memory of Bekki Jo Schneider Michelle Seiffertt Jon Sekelsky Claire Shadburne Jessica Sharpenstein Paula Sharpenstein, in memory of Bekki Jo Schneider Bruce and Edith Shinbach, in memory of Bekki Jo Schneider

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Shine Music & Movement Studio Mark Sinkhorn Karen Smith Revs. Walter and Diane Snowa The Sorsa Family Stephen Ramsey Spanyer Bob and Mary Ann Stenger Melody and Bruce Sterling Evan Storck, in memory of Bekki Jo Schneider Gayle Strauss, in honor of Gorden Strauss, M.D. Jane Sturgeon Betty A. Sullivan Monalisa Tailor Dorothy Thompson Robert Thompson Will and Jennifer Thompson Colin Tierney Ellen Miller Timmons Daniel J. Tivnan, III Mrs. Rose Mary Toebbe Monya Turner Peggy Tyson, made possible through a Fund for the Arts Partnership Grant Aura Ulm, in honor of Duane Ulm, WWII veteran of the USAF Alex Vance Benjamin Vaughan Jeannie & John Vezeau Paul Vice Dina Vuturo, in memory of Bekki Jo Schneider Ms. Heidi Walker Shiela and David Wallace Bill and Alice Walsh Heidi Weber Jeremy Wells Charles Whaley, in memory of Bekki Jo Schneider Richard & Heather Whipple Rory Whitaker Cheryl Williams, made possible through a Fund for the Arts Partnership Grant Shawn and Kevin Williams Crystian Wiltshire Tonya Windell Richard and Rebecca Wood Tammy Young Mary Beth and David Zickel Herbert Zimmerman Dan Zink Gene Zipperle


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F o r Y o u r I n f o r m at i o n Rain Policy: Performances will not be canceled before 8:00PM. In the event of lightning without rain, stage lights may be shut down and work lights turned on until lightning has ceased. In the event of rain, we will hold for a 15-minute rain delay. After the rain delay, Festival staff will make the decision whether or not to continue the production. In the event of severe or threatening weather, the audience will be informed of any warnings that exist over the house microphone. If severe weather is in the area, everyone must take shelter immediately. The police station is the closest and most secure place to be. Emergency Procedures: In the event of inclement weather, you will be instructed by an announcement from the stage manager indicating the best method of exit. For your safety, please leave the amphitheater in a calm and orderly manner using the sidewalks. Accessibility: Accessible ramps, parking, restrooms, and wheelchair seating are available for patrons with disabilities. Large format programs are available upon request at the Kentucky Shakespeare information booth. Police: Louisville’s Fourth Division Police Substation is located in Central Park, behind the Old Louisville Information Center. In addition, an off-duty police officer will be onsite nightly. Please see the Kentucky Shakespeare House Manager, Stage Manager, or Producing Artistic Director with any questions. Restrooms: For your convenience, handicapped accessible restrooms are located at the rear of the amphitheater. Public restroom facilities are maintained by Metro Parks. Women’s restrooms are located on the north side of the building, adjacent to Will’s Tavern. Men’s restrooms are location on the south side of the building, facing the police substation. Gift Sales: Please take a moment to visit our gift shop at the rear of the amphitheater. Cash, check, and major credit cards accepted. For more information, contact us at 502.574.9900. Concessions: Please take a moment to visit the Food Trucks at the rear of the amphitheater provided by the Louisville Truck Association. Various food trucks will be in the park nightly from 6:30PM until just after intermission. Cash and credit cards are accepted. The Association generously donates a portion of proceeds to Kentucky Shakespeare. Check

our website daily for rotating food truck schedule at kyshakespeare.com and/or on the Kentucky Shakespeare app. You’re also welcome to bring your own picnic too (no outside alcohol is permitted.) Bar: Kentucky Shakespeare offers Brown-Forman products, Old 502 Wine, and West Six Brewing for sale at the rear of the amphitheater in Will’s Tavern. Cash, check, and major credit cards accepted. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed to be brought in or taken out of the amphitheater designated perimeter. Please enjoy your beverages responsibly inside the amphitheater perimeter. Smoking: Smoking is not permitted within the amphitheater and must take place outside of the amphitheater perimeter/audience seating area. Camera and Recording Devices: During the performance, the use of cameras with or without a flash and recording devices of any kind is prohibited. Rental: Kentucky Shakespeare’s stage is available for rental for private parties, weddings, presentations, and special events. Contact Director of Operations Robert Silverthorn for information - 502.574.9900, ex. 11, rob@kyshakespeare.com Audio-Described Performances: Select performances, June 6, 20 and July 4, are audio described for patrons who are blind or have low vision. To reserve this service in advance, please call Director of Operations Robert Silverthorn, III at least two weeks in advance at 502.574.9900. Open Captioning: Caption Theatre is provided for select performances, June 6, 20, and July 4, for patrons who have hearing loss and may not benefit from hearing amplification. The audible elements are shown on an LED sign, in real time, as each line is spoken. (Rain dates are the following nights - June 7, 21 and July 5.) Sensory Tours: Pre-show sensory/touch tours for the visually impaired are available during the summer. Contact Director of Education Kyle ware for more information at 502.574.9900 or email kyle@ kyshakespeare.com. Get Involved: Become a volunteer and support Kentucky Shakespeare! Visit our website or contact us today by phone at 502.574.9900 or email Robert Silverthorn III, rob@kyshakespeare.com

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