October 7-31, 2020 at 8:00PM
Preview performances October 7-8; Opening night October 9
Running Wednesdays through most Sundays
1297 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213
(Former site of the Louisville Recycling Center, the parking lot next to Joe Creason Park,
across the street from the Louisville Zoo.)
Tickets: $25, plus $3.19 processing fee
ONE TICKET PER VEHICLE
(advance purchase required, not available at the door)
During ticket purchase you will have option to make a donation. Donate $20 and a Shakespeare in the Parking Lot t-shirt will be waiting for you when you arrive! You will receive one t-shirt per each $20 donation/increment. We will contact you in advance regarding size preferences, and you will receive it in a Kentucky Shakespeare bag from our House Manager when you pull up for the show!
Visit kyshakespeare.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. FAQs below.
Run-Time: Approximately 65 minutes (no intermission)
“Something wicked this way comes.”
Continuing its tradition of a fall site-specific production for Halloween, Kentucky Shakespeare returns to live theatre with an immersive new drive-in production of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Macbeth. The hour-long, 7-actor live theatre experience was created in direct response COVID-19, with audience members viewing from the safety of their closed vehicle, listening to the production via short range FM radio transmission. The production runs October 7-31 at the former site of the Louisville Metro Recycling Center at 1297 Trevilian Way, in Joe Creason Park, across the street from the Louisville Zoo.
Set in a future dystopian society, the production is directed by Producing Artistic Director Matt Wallace and features a cast of Kentucky Shakespeare actors with Brian Hinds as Macbeth, Jennifer Pennington as Lady Macbeth, Dathan Hooper as Macduff, Jon Huffman as Duncan, Zachary Burrell as Banquo, Angelica Santiago as Lady Macduff, and Braden McCampbell as Malcolm. All actors also play other roles in this immersive ensemble production.
Q: How much are tickets?
A: $25. Tickets are for an entire vehicle and support Kentucky Shakespeare.
(Upon purchase, audience members have the option of making a donation to Kentucky Shakespeare at checkout. Those donating $20 and above will receive a limited-edition Shakespeare in the Parking Lot t-shirt upon arrival at the performance, one t-shirt per each $20 increment.) We will contact you in advance for preferred shirt size.
Q: What is the showtime, and when should I arrive?
A: The parking lot opens for entry at 7:30PM, the performance begins at approximately 8:00PM, and ends at approximately 9:05PM.
Q: What are the dates?
A: The production runs Wednesday through most Sunday nights October 7-31, 2020. The preview performances are Wednesday, October 7 and Thursday, October 8. Opening night is Friday, October 9, and closing night is Saturday, October 31.
Q: What is a preview performance?
A: Previews are full performances and the first public performances preceding the official opening. The purpose of previews is for the director and team to identify problems and opportunities for improvement that weren't found during rehearsals and to continue make to adjustments after the performances before media is invited to attend on the official opening. Preview audience members will see the whole show, acknowledging we might have to stop for a technical adjustment.
Q: Where is the production?
A: The drive-in production is held at the former site of the Louisville Metro Recycling Center at 1297 Trevilian Way, in Joe Creason Park, next to the Louisville Tennis Center, across the street from the Louisville Zoo. If using GPS, please note to enter via the Trevilian Way entrance, not through Creason Park.
Q: How long is the production?
A: Approximately 65 minutes.
Q: How do I get a ticket?
A: Ticketing is through LouisvilleTickets.com and the direct link can also be found at kyshakespeare.com/season/macbeth. Advance ticket purchase is required. If you are having ticket issues, please email email@example.com. There are only 50 tickets available per performance.
Q: How will I hear the show from inside my car?
A: Upon arrival, you will be given an FM radio channel to tune into through your car radio to listen to the production from the safety of your vehicle.
Q: What happens when I arrive?
A: Upon entry to the parking lot performance area, please give your name and show proof of ticket purchase (digital or paper ticket) to our House Manager from inside vehicle. If your window is down for this communication, please wear a face covering. All Kentucky Shakespeare event staff will wear face coverings and remain 6+ feet away from vehicles. After presenting ticket to the House Manager, follow parking attendant with lighted traffic wand designated parking spot. SUVs/vans will be required to park in the third row for sight lines. Once parked, please turn off your car and headlights, unless instructed otherwise, and enjoy the show! Following the performance, event staff will instruct and guide vehicles regarding exit.
Q: What happens if it rains or if there is inclement weather?
A: If a performance is canceled, you will receive a refund within 7 days. Cancellation decisions will be made by Kentucky Shakespeare staff by 7:00PM on the evening of the performance and you will be notified via email. If the performance is not canceled, there will be no refunds.
Q: Is food and drink available?
A: Due to COVID-19, there will be no concessions served during the performance, and audience members will remain inside their vehicle. You are welcome to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages and enjoy them inside your vehicle.
Q: Can I take photos/video?
A: During the performance, the taking of video and flash photography are prohibited, however, you are welcome to take non-flash photos. If you post them, be sure to tag Kentucky Shakespeare and use the hashtag #kyshakesmacbeth or #shakespeareintheparkinglot
Q: Where are the restrooms?
A: Accessible portable restroom facilities are available if needed, but using the restroom during the performance is not recommended as audience members are expected to remain inside their vehicle throughout the experience. If using the portable restroom, you will be required to wear a face mask, use the hand sanitizer provided, and observe the marked social distancing signs.
Q: Is the production suitable for children?
A: The production is rated PG-13, recommended for ages 13 and up due to stage violence and frightening sounds and images. For specific show content, please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502.574.9900.
Q: Can I buy a Shakespeare in the Parking Lot shirt?
A: Due to COVID-19, we will not have a gift shop at the performance. During the ticket purchasing process, you will be asked if you'd like to make a donation to Kentucky Shakespeare at that time. Donors $20 and above will receive a limited-edition Shakespeare in the Parking Lot t-shirt upon arrival at the performance. If you’d like to buy one separately, contact email@example.com or visit kyshakespeare.com/donate to make your $20 donation an make a note in the details/notes section of your reservation name and desired size/type.
Q: Can I bring a chair or blanket and watch outdoors?
A: Due to COVID-19 and Louisville Metro guidelines, watching the performance from outside your vehicle, on chairs, standing, etc. is strictly prohibited. (Audience members will only be able to hear the production from inside vehicles through radio transmission.)
Q: Are the actors safe?
A: The production was rehearsed virtually and outdoors in masks. During rehearsals and performances performers remain at least 6 feet apart, outdoors. The props are sanitized regularly and hand sanitizer is available at all times.
Q: What if my radio doesn't work?
A: If you have issues tuning into the designated station upon arrival, please put your flashers on and a Kentucky Shakespeare staff member will visit your car to assist. If you still are not able to get the audio, we will provide you with either a digital link or a small radio (limited availability) which will be collected following the performance. You are also welcome to bring a radio to use inside your car if you'd prefer not using your car radio.
Q: What if I’ve been around someone who is sick?
A: Even though inside car for this entire experience, please do not attend if you are sick, have been in contact with anyone who is sick, or have been sick within the last 14 days. Audience members should self-monitor prior to arriving.