It is the classic play of political ambition that leads to murder and tyranny. Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) invites the community to a free presentation of “Macbeth”, this year’s Shakespeare in the Parks event presented by Kentucky Shakespeare.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the great work of Kentucky Shakespeare and the arts cannot find a better audience than the people of our neighborhoods,” says Sexton Smith. “The arts enhance our quality of life and when you have the chance to experience a classic play such as this, I hope everyone will take advantage of it.”
Macbeth is Kentucky Shakespeare’s 6-actor, 90-minute production which will have toured 28 parks and locations in Metro Louisville and Southern Indiana from April 6th to May 25th.
It tells the story of a brave Scottish general named Macbeth who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia that to more murder and his becoming a tyrannical ruler.
This Sunday, it is a free performance in Smoketown at the Muhammad Ali Boxing Glove Monument beginning at 2:00pm. In the event of rain, the location will be moved to the Smoketown Wellness Center.
“So please come and join us. Bring a chair, blanket, or plan a picnic for this free, family-friendly community event,” says Sexton Smith.
For more information about Shakespeare in the Parks in Smoketown, contact Councilwoman Sexton Smith’s office at 574-1104.