Public Performances

Public Performances
May 7-10, 2018
Luther Luckett Correctional Complex
LaGrange, KY

“Myth: People never change. Oh, but they do. Drastically and permanently. This occurred to me when I watched the Shakespeare Behind Bars production of Romeo and Juliet at Luther Luckett Prison last night. These men cannot re-do the day that sealed their fate, but they have become better men while they are serving their time. I admire that.” – audience member

Public performances are held each year at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex in LaGrange, KY. Performance dates for the 23rd Season of Shakespeare Behind Bars' A Midsummer Night's Dream will be May 7-10, 2018.

A background check and security clearance are required to attend an SBB performance.
(If you are currently on an SBB inmate’s visiting list, please note the inmate’s name and you do not need to submit social security number, date of birth, or driver’s license number.  If you are a KY Department of Corrections employee or KY Department of Corrections state ID volunteer, you do not need to submit social security number, date of birth, or driver’s license number.)

SBB donors and inmate family members receive reservation priority.
To obtain reservation priority, we invite you to make a tax-deductible donation today!

Questions? Please contact Director of KY Programs Matt Wallace at

"Blown away as always to our annual homage to Shakespeare Behind Bars at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex. An amazingly poignant production left us in tears and humbled by the opportunity to support these guys in their work.”
– audience member

“We are still stunned and moved by last night’s performance.” – audience member

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