Young Company

Pericles, Prince of Tyre

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh

Rehearsals – June 27 to July 16, 2016 (AUDITION)

Performances – July 17 to August 22, 2016

Throughout Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan

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 90-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.

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

Date Time Location
Sunday, July 17 TBD  
Friday, July 22 TBD  
Saturday, July 23 TBD


Sunday, July 24 TBD


Friday, July 29 7:00pm Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve | Niles, MI (NEW)
Saturday, July 30 7:00pm ArtsEverywhere Performing Arts Series | Potawatomi Park, South Bend, IN
Sunday, July 31 TBD  
Friday, Aug 5 TBD  
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
Monday, Aug 22 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.