Alumni, fans invited to sport red, support summer Shakespeare The Bard’s Cards’ red-out events set for June 4, July 16, July 26



    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Forget royal purple — University of Louisville fans can don their Cardinal red apparel to show summertime school spirit at free outdoor UofL talks and Kentucky Shakespeare performances June 4, July 16 and July 26 in Louisville’s Central Park.

                The UofL College of Arts and Sciences, Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society, Alumni Association and Kentucky Shakespeare are encouraging audience members to wear red to The Bard’s Cards evenings at Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park. UofL English professors and literature scholars will give pre-show talks, beginning 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 Joseph Turner before the comedy “Much Ado About Nothing”

    –July 16: talk by Andrew Rabin before the history play “Richard II”

    –July 26: talk by Matthew Biberman before “The Merchant of Venice,” a production of Kentucky Shakespeare’s Globe Players high school training program.

                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 Old Louisville park is at 1340 S. Fourth St.; parking is available along the bordering Fourth, Magnolia, Sixth and Park streets.

                For more information, contact Tracy Heightchew at 502-852-8977 or or check




    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.