Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival

2016: Shakespeare's Last Words

Professional Company: The Tempest
Directed by West Hyler

Young Company: Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh

Community Company: ShakeScenes
Coordinating Director, Christy Burgess


The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival in 2016 will explore and celebrate Shakespeare's final plays, The Tempest, and Pericles, Prince of Tyre.  Beginning with last year's production of The Winter's Tale, and ending with an upcoming rendition of Two Noble Kinsmen, audiences will be able to experience Shakespeare's intense combinations of adventure, music, magic, shipwrecks, and in each of the plays, redemption and forgiveness.

Since its founding in 2000, the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival has grown dramatically from a daring experiment to a celebrated campus tradition that furthers the mission of the University. As the professional theatre in residence at the University of Notre Dame, the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival's Professional Company presents world-class productions while fostering young theatre artists through unique educational production and performance opportunities such as our Young Company and ShakeScenes programs.

Today, housed in the dazzling Marie P. DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts and historic Washington Hall, we reach thousands of people each year with Shakespeare's timeless words.

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