Cultural Pass 2019-20

Commonwealth Theatre Center is proud to have performances available as part of the Cultural Pass. The 2019-2020 school year pass is presented by Republic Bank, in partnership with Metro Louisville, Fund for the Arts, Arts and Culture Alliance, Louisville Free Public Library and with support from Yum! and Kosair Charities.

The Vision of the Cultural Pass:

A Cultural Pass for children of all ages that supports and encourages life-long learning by providing access to Greater Louisville’s art and cultural institutions.

For information about getting your Cultural Pass or using it to make reservations for free tickets to see a performance, click the corresponding button below.

Cultural Pass tickets will be limited and we expect demand will be high. Reservations are required to use the Cultural Pass for the performances below. When reservations open, there will be a button below each title.

Rumpelstiltskin

Performance: 11/16/2019 at 10:30 am
Recommended Ages: PreK and up

Rumpelstiltskin
written and directed by Mera Kathryn Corlett
music by Jacqui Blue
A music-filled play for younger audiences, featuring professional actors in the Blue Apple Outreach Touring Company.

A new spin on a Brothers Grimm classic! After her father tells a lie, the miller’s daughter finds herself in over her head with the stakes (and the straw) piled high. With limited choices, she attempts to save herself their way until she recognizes her own ability to problem solve and determine her fate. Exploring themes of integrity, self-reliance, and resiliency, this play with music will captivate and inspire young minds to think beyond limitations.

Reservations are available until seats are fully booked. Additional tickets will be available soon on CTC’s ticketing site at $5 each.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Performances: 11/16/19 at 2:00pm, 11/21/19 at 7:30pm, 11/23/19 at 2:00pm
Recommended Ages: 11 and up

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
by Tom Stoppard
directed by Jennifer Pennington

In this groundbreaking comedy, two fringe characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet find themselves pulled inexorably, hilariously, through the many plots and twists of this tragedy. Entangled but disposable, questioning their luck and killing time, the two are left wondering if there might have been a moment, after all, when everything could have gone differently.

Cultural Pass reservations are available until seats are fully booked. Additional tickets are available on CTC’s ticketing site at regular price.

Pride and Prejudice

Performances: 1/18/20 at 2:00pm, 1/23/20 at 7:30pm, 1/25/20 at 2:00pm
Recommended Ages: 11 and up

Pride and Prejudice
adapted by Janet Munsil from the novel by Jane Austen
directed by Charlie Sexton

A delightful comedy of manners written just over 200 years ago, this beloved classic of British literature captures the social adventures of the Bennet sisters. Janet Munsil’s adaptation brings to life the romance and wit of the independent-minded Elizabeth Bennet and enigmatic Mr. Darcy as they spar for family, friendship, and love.

Reservation required. Info on when you can reserve and how to do so using your Cultural Pass is coming soon.

The Secret Garden

Performance: 2/13/20 at 7:30pm
Recommended Ages: 7 and up

The Secret Garden
adapted by Pamela Sterling from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
directed by Meg Caudill
Performed by intermediate actors from the Walden Theatre Conservatory’s Young Company.

Young Mary Lennox is sent to the moors of Yorkshire to live with her uncle after her parent’s death in India. Encouraged by the warmhearted maid Martha and her brother Dickon, she explores the grounds and discovers a forgotten garden. This joyous story about the blossoming of the earth and the human spirit is a delight for the imagination.

Reservation required. Info on when you can reserve and how to do so using your Cultural Pass is coming soon.

StoryTime Theatre
Legends: On the Trail of Daniel Boone

Performance: 3/28/20 at 2:00pm
Recommended Ages: PreK and up

Storytime Theatre – Legends: On the Trail of Daniel Boone
by Mera Kathryn Corlett
directed by Heather Burns
A play for younger audiences, featuring professional actors in the Blue Apple Outreach Touring Company.

Three students hike the woods of Iroquois park in a search for evidence of the real Daniel Boone. Along the trail, they investigate fact vs. legend as they entertain themselves with the bold stories of the Kentucky frontiersman. The performance + Q&A session grows comprehension of literary genre. Show features a set & props hand-made from familiar objects, demonstrating that resourcefulness is a gateway to creative expression.

Reservation required. Info on when you can reserve and how to do so using your Cultural Pass is coming soon.

Young American Shakespeare Festival 2020

Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing plus Carlo Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters.

Performances: Specific plays will be determined for the following dates/times soon!
5/9/20 at 2:00pm, 5/10/20 at 2:00pm,
5/12/20 at 7:30pm, 5/13/20 at 7:30pm, 5/14/20 at 7:30pm

Much Ado About Nothing 
by William Shakespeare
directed by Jennifer Pennington
Bickering lovers, scheming villains, hapless officials, and mistaken identity abound in this comedy – one of Shakespeare’s most popular and beloved – perhaps best known for the unforgettable romantic duo of Beatrice and Benedick.

Hamlet 
by William Shakespeare
directed by Charlie Sexton
Hamlet’s father, the king, is dead. And his uncle Claudius has hastily married the queen and seized the throne. Fuelled by vengeance and eager to expose the usurper, the prince returns to Denmark and sets in motion a web of events that lead to madness, exile, and death for almost every major player.

The Servant of Two Masters 
by Carlo Goldoni
directed by Mera Kathryn Corlett
When wily Truffaldino finds himself with the chance to serve two masters at the same time, he wildly miscalculates the demands that will be placed on him. It’s double the money, but double the work and double the trouble – and his success depends on a delicate dance of disguises, identities, and (worst of all) love.

Reservation required. Info on when you can reserve and how to do so using your Cultural Pass is coming soon.

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