Shakespeare in the Park to come to Corydon
Kentucky Shakespeare recently announced the return of the free Shakespeare in the Parks tour.
The 85-minute production of “Romeo & Juliet” is scheduled to take place in Corydon on Friday, May 14, at 7 p.m.
This is in partnership with the Harrison County Public Library, Arts Alliance of Southern Indiana, Jeffersonville Public Art Commission and City of New Albany, with performances also scheduled for Jeffersonville and New Albany.
Kentucky Shakespeare said it is delighted to come together again in these beautiful parks this spring with live theatre, which was made possible through the generosity of its neighborhood performance sponsors.
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 breath-taking pace of falling in love, with the super-charged stakes of ancient feuds in the modern day,” Attaway said. “We’re grateful to all the sponsors making all this possible.”
Sponsors for the Corydon production include the Harrison County Public Library and Arts Alliance of Southern Indiana.
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 will be required to wear a face mask and are invited to bring their own chairs and blankets for this free, socially-distanced, family-friendly community event.
Corydon’s production will take place on the town square.
Kentucky Shakespeare will also tour the production to schools throughout 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.