Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival

2017 Professional Company

Much Ado About Nothing

Directed by Drew Fracher

August 15–27, 2017
Patricia G. Decio Theatre
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center



Angela Ingersoll Cabaret

Monday, August 7, 2017 | 7:30pm | $20 (cash bar)
Patricia George Decio Theater

“Simply magnificent.” - Chris Jones of The Chicago Tribune. Join the astonishing Angela Ingersoll for an evening of live music with members of our 2017 company. Ingersoll, fresh from an acclaimed turn as Judy Garland in Porchlight Music Theatre’s End of the Rainbow, will be playing Beatrice in this summer's production of Much Ado. Catch this rising star in an intimate cabaret performance.

Explore Much Ado About Nothing with Director Drew Fracher

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 | Tours at 6:00pm and 7:00pm | $10

Go "Beyond the Stage" with director Drew Fracher and members of the Much Ado cast and design team. Talk with actors, touch the costumes, and tour our star-spangled stage. (Only 50 tickets available for this exclusive event.)


2017 Touring Company

Twelfth Night

Directed by Cameron Knight

July 16–August 21, 2017
Outdoor locations throughout Michiana
Free and family-friendly

2017 Community Company


Performed by the NDSF Community Company
Coordinated by Christy Burgess

Shakespeare After Hours (LangLab | 1302 High St, South Bend)
*NEW* Friday, July 14 at 9:00pm
Shakespeare at his bawdy, boozy, bloody best (PG-13)

ShakeScenes (Washington Hall)
Saturday, July 15 at 2:00pm
Family-friendly scenes from all over the region

Since its founding in 2000, the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival has grown dramatically from a daring experiment to a celebrated campus tradition that furthers the mission of the University. As the professional theatre in residence at the University of Notre Dame, the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival's Professional Company presents world-class productions while fostering young theatre artists through unique educational production and performance opportunities such as our Touring Company and ShakeScenes programs.

Today, housed in the dazzling Marie P. DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts and historic Washington Hall, we reach thousands of people each year with Shakespeare's timeless words.

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