Henry IV Opening Night Gala!

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Location: Marie P. DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts

Come celebrate 15 years of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival and 150 years of Shakespeare in performance at the University of Notre Dame. Raise a glass with friends and our 2014 artists as we toast our anniversaries and Shakespeare’s 450th birthday.

Champagne Reception – 6 pm

Henry IV – 7:30 pm

After Party – join the cast and crew of Henry IV for dessert and beverages following the performance

Tickets – $75

Call 574.631.2800 or visit performingarts.nd.edu to reserve your tickets before they sell out!


Henry IV features one of Shakespeare’s greatest creations: brilliant wordsmith and decadent party-boy, Sir John Falstaff.  Balanced against a monarch, a warrior, and a princely heir, Falstaff’s wit and pathos loom large. In this conflation drawn from both parts of Henry IV, two father-figures wrangle for the love of a son whose destiny will rattle the rafters of the world.

At the height of the Civil War, Notre Dame produced Henry IV as its first-ever Shakespeare play. Exactly 150 years later, we celebrate the Festival’s 15th anniversary with the same story of rebellious youth and rebels to the state: Join us as we raise our swords (and glasses) high!

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