MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray Shakespeare Festival is coming to Murray State University March 3-6, featuring several events and performances centered around the works of legendary poet and playwright William Shakespeare.
The 20th annual Murray Shakespeare Festival will welcome Kentucky Shakespeare, a troupe from Louisville, Kentucky, to campus as the highlight of the 2020 festival. The troupe will perform Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” on Lovett Auditorium’s stage March 4-6.
Almost 700 high school students across the area plan to come to town to participate.
The “Hamlet” performance schedule is as follows:
- Wednesday, March 4: 10-11:30 a.m.
- Thursday, March 5: 10-11:30 a.m. and 7-8:30 p.m.
- Friday, March 6: 7-8:30 p.m.
Tickets are available at the door. Murray State students, faculty, staff and regional students (with ID) can attend for $5, and the general public admission price is $10. Performances are 90 minutes with no intermission. A Q&A with the Kentucky Shakespeare actors will follow each show.
Other related events include the Shakespeare flash mob, a discussion panel on exploring grief as a healthy psychological process, a public lecture presented by Murray State’s Dr. Barbara Cobb and Shakespeare games at the Curris Center Rocking Chair Lounge March 3 from 12-1 p.m, including insult Juliet, skull hot-potato and pool-noodle Hamlet.
For more information and for school group reservations, call 270-809-2397, or contact festival chair Dr. Rusty Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find a full schedule at murraystate.edu/shakespeare.