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.

Director and Actor Profiles

Preview article from ND Magazine

"Dazzling" review from the South Bend Tribune

Two-part preview article from the South Bend Tribune


The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Ticket Office may also be reached by phone at 574.631.2800.
Phones and ticket office window are open from 12-6pm Monday-Friday.

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Performance Dates and Times

Tuesday, August 16 | 7:30pm (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, August 17 | 7:30pm (SOLD OUT)
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 - Press Photos!

4 Prosperomiranda Web

1 Prosperosolo Web






5 Prosperoariel Web     3 Prosperosolo Web

Featuring Nick Sandys as Prospero, Sarah Scanlon as Ariel, and Rebecca Leiner as Miranda.
(Photos by Peter Ringenberg)