Professional Company

The Tempest

By William Shakespeare
Directed by West Hyler

August 16-28, 2016

Patricia George Decio Theatre
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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. The enchanted isle and its inhabitants will be created and enhanced by modern Circus arts including aerial acrobatics and wind illusions, aiding in the telling of this magical age-old story.  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 West Hyler, known as the stage director for Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour, Cirque's first-ever production on Broadway.