The Bard's Town Theatre is a 501c3 nonprofit theatre located on Bardstown Road in the Louisville, KY artistic borough known as "The Highlands." Still considered a fledgling theatre company, The Bard's Town Theatre has already become "a force to be reckoned with," earning a "Best Theatrical Production" award for its production of "Chasing Ophelia," and also a "Best Live Theatre" nod for its work overall.
Since opening its doors, The Bard's Town Theatre has produced world premieres of Chasing Ophelia, Misses Strata, The Kings of Christmas, Strike Zone, The Snowflake Theory, and 16 ten-minute plays. The company has also produced the OBIE-award winning A Bright New Boise, and taken part in the largest election year theatre festival in history with 44 Plays for 44 Presidents.
The Bard's Town Theatre occupies the 2nd level of The Bard's Town Restaurant and Pub, a Shakespearean-themed restaurant known for its artistically delicious food, a menu filled with Shakespearean puns, and support of local artists...from visual artists to musicians, comedians to poets.
The Bard's Town Theatre takes its name quite seriously..."Bard." Rather than being a Shakespearean theatre (as the name seems to suggest), The Bard's Town Theatre actually looks to do what Shakespeare did in his day: focus on the creation of new work. While we love Shakespeare (perhaps more than most), and we love Beckett, Stoppard, Coward, Simon, Kushner, and so on, our goal is to produce the works that haven't been performed over and over again. With this NEW work, our audiences come to us with no expectation--except that they will experience phenomenal new theatre. The best writers going today. An ensemble of directors, actors, and technicians that rivals any in the region. All coming together to tell the human stories that embrace--and create--our mythology as human beings, and doing so by telling A HUMAN'S story,
When not producing its own 21 weeks of theatre annually, Bard Theatre also serves as a home to dozens of Louisville theatre companies, improv artists, comedians, and visual artists...resulting in roughly 47 weeks of live theatre annually.
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