Alumni, friends invited to wear red to summer Shakespeare plays ‘The Bard’s Cards’ red-out events set for June 4, June 19, July 10

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — “Red-outs” aren’t only for Cardinal sports events. University of Louisville fans can show school spirit and brush up on Shakespeare with UofL talks and outdoor Kentucky Shakespeare performances June 4, June 19 and July 10 in Louisville’s Central Park.

                The UofL College of Arts and Sciences, Alumni Association and Kentucky Shakespeare are encouraging audience members to wear red to The Bard’s Cards evenings at Shakespeare in the Park. Talks by theater arts and English professors will begin at 7:15 p.m. on the C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheater stage, where the Kentucky Shakespeare performances will follow at 8 p.m.

                The events and speakers will be:

    –June 4: talk by Kevin Gawley, resident scenic and lighting designer, theater arts, before “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”

    –June 19: talk by Hristomir Stanev, Renaissance drama scholar, English, before “A Winter’s Tale”

    –July 10: talk by Zhanna Goldentul, resident costume designer, theater arts, before “Romeo and Juliet”

                Seating on benches is first come, first served, but patrons also are allowed to bring chairs and blankets. Food and beverages are available for purchase. The park is at 1340 S. Fourth St.; parking is available along the bordering Fourth, Magnolia, Sixth and Park streets.

                The events are presented as part of UofL’s sponsorship of Will in the Ville, a communitywide collaboration marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with activities surrounding the national First Folio traveling exhibit. Check www.LFPL.org/WillintheVille for more information.

              For more information on the UofL events, contact Tracy Heightchew at 502-852-8977 or tracy.heightchew@louisville.edu or check uofl.me/as-bards-cards-2016.

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    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a communications and marketing specialist for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing, where she works in media relations and contributes to news about the university’s College of Arts and Sciences and Kent School of Social Work. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.