Young Company










The young King of Navarre and three male chums swear a three-year oath: devotion to study and avoidance of women. Shakespeare’s comic stage is set when four flirtatious females (including the Princess of France) arrive with a petition for the King. With the Young Company’s signature spirit of fun, music, and outdoor adventure, Love’s Labor’s Lost is the perfect comedy for a sun-kissed summer evening.

Love’s Labor’s Lost will be directed by West Hyler, returning for his second summer leading these early-career artists. Hyler is best known for his work on Broadway, including Jersey Boys and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

The 90-minute performance is free of charge, so bring your picnic blanket, lawn chairs, family, and friends to enjoy the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival Young Company.

By William Shakespeare

Directed by West Hyler

July 19–August 24, 2015
Free outdoor performances throughout Michiana including FOUR new venues!


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

Date Time Location
Sunday, July 19 6:30pm (CDT) Taltree Arboretum and Gardens | Valparaiso, IN 46385 (NEW)
Friday, July 24 7:00pm Lincoln Township Public Library | Stevensville, MI 49127
Saturday, July 25 7:00pm

Whirlpool Centennial Field | St. Joseph, MI 49085 (NEW)

Sunday, July 26 7:00pm

River Park Square | Plymouth, IN 46563

Friday, July 31 7:00pm Beutter Park Stage | Mishawaka, IN 46545
Saturday, Aug 1 6:30pm Dewey Cannon Park | Three Oaks, MI 49128
Sunday, Aug 2 7:00pm Lakeside Park | Syracuse, IN 46567 (NEW)
Friday, Aug 7 7:00pm MPH Public Library - Harris Branch | Granger, IN 46530 (NEW)
Saturday, Aug 8 7:00pm Wellfield Botanic Gardens | Elkhart, IN 46514
Monday, Aug 24 7:00pm Main Building Quad: Notre Dame Campus | Notre Dame, IN

Interested in bringing the Young Company to your community in 2016? 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.