Community Company

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Community Company

Collected scenes from and inspired by the works of William Shakespeare
Coordinated by Christy Burgess
Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14, 2018

Over the course of one weekend, actors of all ages from throughout the community take to the stage with their own unique spins on some of Shakespeare’s most beloved works.

Shakespeare After Hours

The NDSF Community Company kicks off the 2018 season with Shakespeare After Hours, returning after a filled-to-capacity inaugural year. Come enjoy Shakespeare at his bawdy, boozy, bloody best as local artists present scenes intended for a mature audience. Patrons will raise a glass (literally) and toast the Bard's scandalous side on Friday the 13th!

Free but ticketed performance; cash bar. May not be suitable for younger audiences. 

Friday, July 13 at 9:00pm
LangLab | 1302 High St, South Bend

This event is currently SOLD OUT. Tickets not claimed by 9pm on Friday, July 13 will be released. Check back for more information. 


NDSF's Community Company presents the 15th year of ShakeScenes, an annual mashup of Shakespeare performed by young people from throughout Michiana. For 2018, ShakeScenes too will take up the plight of the other, the stranger, and the outcast. Come join in the fun that has served as a first experience with Shakespeare for thousands of young people.

Free but ticketed performance; all ages welcome!

Saturday, July 14 at 2:00pm
Washington Hall


Join the Shakespearean shenanigans!

Interested in directing or performing in a scene in 2018? We're always looking for new groups, actors, and directors for ShakeScenes. Contact to join our 2018 Community Company.

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The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival works hard to ensure your theatre experience is exceptional from start to finish. We understand that experience begins from the moment you arrive on campus. We’ve secured access to the two parking lots located closest to Washington Hall, the ShakeScenes performance venue.

To reach these lots, you must pass through one of two Gatehouses (shown on the map to the right): the North Gatehouse on the Northeast side of campus via Douglas Road or the South Gatehouse on the campus’s Southern edge via Angela Blvd. Guards at both Gatehouses will grant access to all ShakeScenes guests.

Once through the Gatehouse, proceed on Holy Cross Drive (shown as a red line on the map) to the lot marked A9 or A15. Each lot is only 250 yards from Washington Hall.

As you walk to the theatre, keep your eye on the Golden Dome; Washington Hall is its neighbor to the east. The entrance to Washington Hall is on the south side of the building.


(Note: ShakeScenes performances are free but require a ticket. To guarantee your reservation, please pick-up your will call tickets at Washington Hall at least 15 minutes before your performance. In the event of a sell out, unclaimed will call tickets will be used to seat patrons on the waiting list.)