2015 ShakeScenes


Collected Scenes from and inspired by the works of William Shakespeare. Coordinated by Christy Burgess.

Have you ever imagined Darth Vader as King Henry V or Romeo and Juliet meeting at a middle school dance? Or Shakespeare's best poetry used as pick-up lines or interpreted in sign language? All of this and more awaits you at this year's ShakeScenes.

Over the course of one weekend, dozens of actors from throughout the community—neighbors, friends, young and old alike—take to the stage with their own unique spin on some of Shakespeare’s most beloved works. FREE performances on Saturday and Sunday each offer a completely different series of ten-minute scenes that are sure to inspire and delight the entire family.

Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19

Both performances at 2:00pm at Notre Dame's Washington Hall.

Reserve your tickets HERE.

(Note: Both performances are free but require a ticket. To guarantee your reservation, please pick-up your will call tickets at Washington Hall at least 15 minutes before your performance. In the event of a sell out, unclaimed will call tickets will be used to seat patrons on the waiting list.)




Interested in directing or performing in a scene in 2016? We're always looking for new groups, actors, and directors for ShakeScenes. Contact shakes@nd.edu to join in next year's Shakespearean shenanigans!