Theater In Quarantine

Stuck inside with nothing to do? Don’t be so dramatic. Louisville’s theater companies are acting up for you by streaming past and present productions. Kentucky Shakespeare has been on it since the beginning with weekly showings and other artistic groups have followed suit. Here are a couple of shows you can catch this week. 

‘Romeo + Juliet’ (May 7-18)  |  commonwealththeatre.org  |  Free  |  Any time
Commonwealth Theatre Company presents its 2015 youth Conservatory production of “Romeo and Juliet.” About the show, Director Julane Havens said, “The cast and crew spent much of rehearsal talking with each other about all kinds of relationships, being teenagers, feelings of depression, anxiety and infatuation, and what it means to be honest in the portrayal of characters who express themselves so eloquently, but fail to communicate what really needs to be said. For me, this was the true joy of working on this play with young artists.” The production becomes available on May 7 at 7 p.m. and you can register online to receive an email link until May 18.

‘Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin’ (May 10)  |  actorstheatre.org  |  $50  |  8 p.m.
Pianist, actor and playwright Hershey Felder portrays Irving Berlin, who created “White Christmas” and “Holiday Inn,” in this show about the famed composer’s life. The show came to Louisville last February, and, on Mother’s Day, it will be livestreamed from Italy to benefit Actors Theatre. Of it, LEO critic Alex Roma said, “The show is at times a comedy, at times a romance, at times a success story for the American Dream and at times a tragedy. In some ways, it’s an incredibly relevant story — addressing the life of an immigrant in America — while in other ways it feels devastatingly distant from the world we live in now.”

Thursday, May 7-18