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The Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Kevin Asselin
July 21 – August 26, 2013
"Methinks you are my glass, and not my brother:
I see by you I am a sweet-faced youth."
A fast-paced adventurous romp awaits two sets of twins, masters and servants, torn apart from their brothers in a tempestuous shipwreck. When one pair unexpectedly arrives in the adopted town of the other, hilarity and hijinks ensue. The actions of the children may fulfill one parent’s search for his long-lost sons—or be the death of him!
The Comedy of Errors is presented outdoors by a company of actors drawn from the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College and universities from across the nation. These open-air performances are free of charge and make for a dreamy midsummer’s night!
Performance Dates and Locations
All performances are at 7 p.m. local time unless otherwise noted.
Sunday, July 21
Lincoln Township Public Library
Stevensville, MI http://www.lincolntownshiplibrary.org/
Saturday, July 27
Potawatomi Park Pavilion
South Bend, IN
Sunday, July 28
Saturday, August 3
Dewey Cannon Park, 6:30 p.m.
Three Oaks, MI
Sunday, August 4
Saturday, August 10
Wellfield Botanic Garden
Sunday, August 11
Centennial Park, 6:30 p.m. (CST)
Monday, August 26
ND Main Building Quad
(in front of Golden Dome)
Notre Dame, IN
About the Young Company
The Young Company is a direct outgrowth of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival's mission to provide exceptional and unparalleled educational opportunities in a theatrical setting to gifted students from the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College. Young Company members have graduated from the program to enjoy careers in acting, design and production all over the country!
Invitations to join the Young Company are issued once applicants have completed a series of auditions and interviews to gauge their skills and interests. Accepted students participate simultaneously in the Mainstage production and in a show produced specifically for them. In both cases, Young Company members enjoy working alongside nationally and internationally renowned professionals in a variety of ways.
Students receive training in the practical arts of theatrical production which include voice and speech, stage combat, production management and set and costume construction.
The ongoing development of the Young Company through the season is shared by the Producing Artistic Director of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, the director and selected company members of the Professional Company production and noted local and national figures. Additional teaching in relevant areas is offered by professional artists, academics and/or administrators. Young Company members are also personally mentored by selected artists and production team members from the Professional Company. Our classroom is the theatre!