By Dari’Anne Hudson

Elizabeth1_Phoenix_15MBA full white moon lights the cobblestone trail, making way for a queen … Queen Elizabeth, that is. Strolling through the palace grounds is routine before she retires, but the adventure with William Shakespeare that ensues is beyond her imagination.

Kentucky Shakespeare and the Louisville Public Media partner with the Kentucky Center to bring George Bernard Shaw’s one-act comedy, “The Dark Lady of the Sonnets,” to the stage on Tuesday, Jan. 6 — for free!

The radio play, hosted by Daniel Gilliam of WOUL, will be performed and recorded in front of a live audience at the Bomhard Theater. It’ll then be released as a podcast.

We are so grateful to be partnering with the Kentucky Center and Louisville Public Media on this delightful little piece,” says Matt Wallace, producing artistic director for Kentucky Shakespeare. “This free event will celebrate the ‘Twelfth Night’ as we embrace 2015 and the powerful new energy in the Louisville arts scene. (It’s) just a taste of year-round events to come from Kentucky Shakespeare.”

The Dark Lady of the Sonnets” begins at 6:30 p.m., doors open at 6. Tickets are free but required. Call 587-7777 to reserve a spot.