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"The course of true love never did run smooth..."

The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival’s Professional Company returns in August 2020, with a stunning new staging of Shakespeare’s immortal comedy/fantasy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, helmed by theatre director, adaptor, and activist Lavina Jadhwani, Time Out Chicago’s 2013 Best Next Generation Stage Director, fresh from successful productions at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Guthrie Theater. 

With a lengthy string of successful theatrical credits to her name, as well a strong background in social justice activism, Jadhwani promises to bring a fresh perspective on Shakespeare's classic tale. 

Lost in an enchanted wood, two young couples fall madly in and out of love, while fairies watch their every move and a knockabout acting troupe prepares for an all-important performance before royalty. One of Shakespeare’s most popular and accessible works, A Midsummer Night’s Dream promises to be a charming and vibrant evening of theatre, brought to life in the magnificent Patricia George Decio Theatre at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. 

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  • Tuesday, August 18: 7:30pm (Preview)
  • Wednesday, August 19: 7:30pm (Preview)
  • Thursday, August 20: 7:30pm (Gala 6pm)
  • Friday, August 21: 7:30pm
  • Saturday, August 22: 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sunday, August 23: 2pm
  • Tuesday, August 25: 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 26: 7:30pm
  • Thursday, August 27: 7:30pm
  • Friday, August 28: 7:30pm
  • Saturday, August 29: 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sunday, August 30: 2pm

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