Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival presents RICHARD III

Author: Chuck Gessert

William Shakespeare’s Richard III, will be presented by the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF) August 20 through September 1 at the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. The title role will be performed by Michael Gotch. Joining Richard will be many of Chicago’s finest actors including Barbara Robertson as Queen Margaret, Elizabeth Ledo as Lady Anne, Saren Nofs-Snyder as Queen Elizabeth, Maureen Gallagher as the Duchess of York, Matt Daniels as the Duke of Clarence, Jonathan Weir as Lord Stanley and Mark D. Hines as Buckingham.

Members of Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival’s Young Company, which is comprised of students from the University of Notre Dame, St. Mary’s College, Oklahoma City University, DePauw University, University of Denver and Indiana University South Bend round out the cast and feature Nathan Goodrich as Rivers, Aysette Munoz as Princess Elizabeth, Jacob Schrimpf as Dorset, Joey Doyle as Lord Gray, Bobby Bowman as Hastings, Hunter Paul as Richmond, Chris Silvestri as Ratcliffe, and Brett Garrett as Catesby. Also featured in the cast are Scot Shepley as King Edward IV, Paul Ferguson as Prince Edward, Sam Villagra-Stanton as the young Duke of York, and Paul Hanft as Brackenbury.

Shakespeare’s enduring portrayal of England’s most famous villain, a twisted and ruthless monarch, Richard III is directed by Laura Gordon. The recent discovery of King Richard’s remains by archaeologists means there is no better time to see why the “winter of our discontent” turns into a “glorious summer” at the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival.

Ryan Producing Artistic Director Grant Mudge leads the production team for Richard III. Scenic Designer is Marcus Stephens, Costume Designer – Jeremy W. Floyd, Lighting Designer – Kevin Dreyer, Sound Designer – Robert Steel, Original Music and Music Director – Ethan Deppe, Fight Director – Kevin Asselin, Wig Designer – Erin Kennedy Lunsford, Production Manager – Paul Revaz, Stage Manager – Calyn P. Swain, Technical Director – C. Kenneth Cole, Company Manager – Debra Gasper, Text Coach – Rebecca Kemper, Properties Master – Michaela Duffy, and Assistant Director – Kristin Clippard.


Decio Mainstage Theatre | DeBartolo Performing Arts Center | Notre Dame IN, 46556

                        Tuesday, August 20 at 7:30PM                     Tuesday, August 27 at 7:30PM
                        Wednesday, August 21 at 7:30PM                Wednesday, August 28 at 2:00PM
                        Thursday, August 22 at 7:30PM *                Wednesday, August 28 at 7:30PM
                        Friday, August 23 at 8:00PM                                    Thursday, August 29 at 7:30PM
                        Saturday, August 24 at 2:00PM                     Friday, August 30 at 8:00PM

                        Saturday, August 24 at 8:00PM                     Saturday, August 31 – no performance
                        Sunday, August 25 at 2:00PM                       Sunday, September 1 at 2:00PM
                        * Press Opening

All times are Eastern Daylight.

Tickets range from $20 - $75 – children under 18 free with paid adult.

For tickets visit or call 574-631-2800.

The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, Notre Dame’s professional theatre in residence, is one component of Shakespeare at Notre Dame, a program that also includes the McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare Studies and Actors From The London Stage, a professional touring residency experience. The mission of Shakespeare at Notre Dame is to establish the University nationally and internationally as a center for the study of Shakespeare in performance. Visit to learn more.