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Kentucky Shakespeare Brings the Bard to Nine More Louisville Parks

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When Kentucky Shakespeare executive director Matt Wallace took the reins of the organization last summer, one of his priorities was to put the focus back on free, outdoor Shakespeare productions that reach as many local patrons as possible.To that end, Wallace announced that 2014 would see the launch of Shakespeare in the Parks. The list of dates and times for performances of an eight-actor, 90-minute "Hamlet" production in nine local parks were released today. Kentucky Shakespeare will launch its expanded spring/summer season April 6 in Iroquois Park wrap its tour of local parks May 18, when the company will turn its focus to its home base in Central Park, where three main-stage productions ("A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Henry V" and the full production of "Hamlet")  and several community collaborations will play June 11-August 17. Here's a schedule of "Hamlet" in the Parks: April 6, 2014Iroquois Park1080 Amphitheater Rd., Louisville, KY  402146:00 p.m.April 13, 2014Riverside Gardens Park3899 Lees Lane, Louisville, KY  402166:00 p.m.April 19, 2014Highview Park7201 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY  402286:00 p.m.April 26, 2014Tyler Park1501 Castlewood Avenue, Louisville, KY  402046:00 p.m.April 27, 2014Petersburg Park5008 E. Indian Trail, Louisville, KY  402186:00 p.m.May 4, 2014 Emerson ParkHickory and Sylvia Streets, Louisville, KY 402176:00 p.m.May 10, 2014Shawnee Park4501 West Broadway, Louisville, KY  4021112:00 p.m.May 17, 2014Story Avenue Park1519 Story Avenue, Louisville, KY  402066:00 p.m.May 18, 2014 Robsion ParkLyndon, KY 40222  6:00 p.m.