Professional Company


The Tempest

By William Shakespeare
Directed by West Hyler

August 16-28, 2016

Patricia George Decio Theatre
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

"O brave new world
That has such people in't!"

Experience Shakespeare's magical tale of shipwreck and salvation live on stage with the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival's Professional Company. See Prospero's enchanted isle spring to life through modern circus arts including aerial acrobatics and wind illusions.

Set during the golden age of sea exploration, The Tempest investigates human freedom: our desire to achieve it, our struggle to preserve it, and ultimately, our forgiveness of those who have taken our freedom away.

Featuring professional artists from around the world, The Tempest is part of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival’s 2016 "Shakespeare’s Last Words" season. Directed by Cirque du Soleil’s West Hyler.


Early bird savings!
Enter offer code "EARLY" and save $10 on each regular-priced ticket purchased before June 1.
(Offer good for the first week of performances: Aug 16-21)

Performance Dates and Times

Tuesday, August 16 | 7:30pm (preview)
Wednesday, August 17 | 7:30pm (preview)
Thursday, August 18 | 7:30pm (season gala)
Friday, August 19 | 7:30pm
Saturday, August 20 | 2pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, August 21 | 2pm
Tuesday, August 23 | 7:30pm
Wednesday, August 24 | 7:30pm
Thursday, August 25 | 7:30pm
Friday, August 26 | 7:30pm
Saturday, August 27 | 2pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, August 28 | 2pm

First Look!

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Scenic Designer Marcus Stephens' latest rendering for this summer's Professional Company production of The Tempest.

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