Louisville Water Tower Park Hosts a Free, Family-Friendly Shakespeare Event.   Sonnets on a Sunday  Presented at Louisville Water Tower Park, this is a special collaboration between the University of Louisville English Department and Commonwealth Theatre Center’s Walden Theatre Conservatory, featuring Shakespeare’s sonnets and original poems composed by University of Louisville undergraduates. CTC student performers include: Oliver Cox, Lindsay…

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Enacted by a Commedia dell’Arte troupe & set to music, this classic brings to life the mischievous wooden creature Pinocchio.  Treachery plagues his adventures, from double-crossers to a dogfish, but our hero still finds compassion and wisdom from those who love him. Nov 10-19 Pinocchio by Moses Goldberg, music by Scott Kasbaum adapted from the story…

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A vain king seeking release from responsibility divides his realm among his daughters, but he’s soon betrayed and stripped of all that defined him. Shattered, foolish, and with his life in the balance, this great tragedy leaves Lear with nothing save his humanity. Performed at The Playhouse at the University of Louisville, featuring Walden Theatre…

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Classes (Improv and Imagination) and our performance of The Boy Who Cried Wolf are affected by the route and timing of  street closures for Urban Bourbon Half Marathon on the October 22 (Saturday). We are sorry to make such a late advisory. Race organizers are supposed to notify us far far in advance. They have in…

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The Chili Supper is our biggest event of the year when we bring together our amazing community of students, families, staff, and supporters for an evening of food, a silent auction, the big $1,000 raffle (plus lots of other prizes), and a costume contest for the kids. Thats a lot of commas—because there’s something for everyone! [responsive][/responsive] Chili…

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Click/touch on any image and a viewer will pop up allowing you to easily flip through the entire set of images. For ordering, follow the instructions below: click an image to open viewer flip through until you find an image you like click the image and the filename will appear (click again and it will…

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[button link=”http://www.commonwealththeatre.org/2016/10/street-closures-saturday-oct-22/” size=”large” target=”_blank or _self” icon=”” color=”orange” lightbox=”true or false”]Street Closures for October 22 – affects classes and performance of The Boy Who Cried Wolf (click to view)[/button] A show for the whole family! This lively adaptation set in Argentina and featuring latin music and dance recounts Aesop’s fable of a youth tasked with…

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Playing out poetically and fantastically across time in Berlin and New York, this play by Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner sounds a chilling warning about complacency—and complicity—in times of political upheaval. And in this charged election year it poses a simple question: If Adolf Hitler were rising to power today, what would you do? Oct 13…

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Student Pizza Night Friday September 23 6:30-7:15 Students planning on free pizza must RSVP by Friday morning. We’re making it easy for our Studio and Apprentice students (or from any other class) to catch Tartuffe with a special Pizza Night on Friday September 23. We’ll have free Little Caesars before the show for enrolled students planning to…

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