Young Company


Pericles, Prince of Tyre

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Cameron Knight

July 17 – August 22, 2016

Throughout Michiana and Southern Chicago

An epic adventure...

Shakespeare's Pericles, Prince of Tyre launches onto the high seas of the eastern Mediterranean, full of music, magic, and pirates. Both fugitive and castaway, Pericles’ fate depends on an ultimate test of faith: before he can reclaim his family, his kingdom, and even the favor of a Goddess, he must endure the apparent death of those he holds most dear. Part of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival's exploration of Shakespeare's Last WordsPericles is performed by the NDSF Young Company in its signature joyful, ensemble style under the open sky.

A play for our times...

According to our partner, the Folger Shakespeare Library, "Pericles dramatizes the courage and heartbreak of refugees from ancient times to today’s crisis in Europe. The title character is the young prince of the ancient city of Tyre in modern-day Lebanon. He is forced to flee for his life and travels through cities in Turkey, Libya, and Greece in search of a home for himself and his family. His dangerous journey reflects many of the hardships that displaced persons continue to endure including shipwreck, famine, and the forced separation of families."

The 80-minute performance is free of charge, so bring your picnic blanket, lawn chairs, family, and friends and enjoy the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival Young Company.

(Note for Parents: Pericles deals in two scenes with suggestive themes which should go over the heads of most young children, but for which parents may want to be prepared: one transpires in a brothel, and, though men are expected, the only one who arrives turns out to be a prince in disguise. In the other, a particularly evil King is accused of a scandalous relationship with his own daughter. He seems to dare the world to check him for it, which, eventually, it does.)

All performances are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) unless otherwise noted.

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Date Time Location
Sunday, July 17 6:30pm (CDT) Taltree Arboretum & Gardens | 450 West 100 North, Valparaiso, IN
Friday, July 22 7:00pm Mishawaka Summer Concert Series | Beutter Park, Mishawaka, IN
Saturday, July 23 7:30pm

DeKalb Outdoor Theater | Auburn, IN

Sunday, July 24 6:30pm (CDT)

Olympia Fields Country Club | Olympia Fields, IL (NEW)

[Please note: this performance is private; however, you may add your name(s) to the guest list by contacting before Saturday, July 23.]

Friday, July 29 7:00pm Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve | Niles, MI (NEW)
Saturday, July 30 7:00pm CFSJC Performing Arts Series | Potawatomi Park, South Bend, IN
Sunday, July 31 7:00pm Encore Performing Arts | Plymouth, IN
Friday, Aug 5 6:30pm Krasl Art Center | 707 Lake Boulevard, St. Joseph, MI (NEW)
Saturday, Aug 6 6:30pm Music in the Park | Dewey Cannon Park, Three Oaks, MI
Sunday, Aug 7 6:30pm

Wellfield Botanic Gardens | 1011 N Main St, Elkhart, IN
(Sponsored by Stifel | The Elkhart Group and the Wellfield Botanic Garden)

Monday, Aug 22 6:30pm Main Building Quad: Notre Dame Campus | Notre Dame, IN

Interested in bringing the Young Company to your community in 2017? Contact Audience Development Manager Aaron Nichols at 574.631.3777 or

In case of rain, Young Company performances will go on as planned unless lightning is sighted. If your event is cancelled, we invite you to join us at a future performance. Thanks for supporting the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival.