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Local favorites return, summer 2019!

Shakespeare After Hours

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Kicking off the 2019 season is Shakespeare After Hours (July 19), the raucous, no-holds-barred take on Shakespeare’s “bawdy, boozy, and bloody side.” Returning once again to LangLab in South Bend, IN, this adults-only performance features appearances from dozens of local artists. After two consecutive sellout years, Shakespeare After Hours will delight audiences in two separate performances (7pm and 9:30pm). 

  • WHEN: Friday, July 19, 2019, 7:00pm & 9:30pm
  • WHERE: LangLab, 1302 High Street, South Bend, IN
  • TICKETS: $15. BUY NOW!

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Shakescenes Web Promo

Returning to Washington Hall is ShakeScenes (July 20), an annual, family-friendly event featuring performances from dozens of young people from throughout Michiana. Now in its 16th year, ShakeScenes offers a unique spin on some of Shakespeare’s most famed works, brought to life by young talent from the Michiana area. This always-popular event begins at 2pm in beautiful Washington Hall on the University of Notre Dame campus. 

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Shakespeare in Fremont Park

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Now in its 3rd year, Shakespeare in Fremont Park (July 25-26) returns to Fremont Park in South Bend, IN, with a brand-new production directed by local favorite Laurisa LeSure and featuring talent drawn from local neighborhoods. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets, and get there early for a good spot for these FREE performances.  

  • WHEN: Thursday, July 25 and Friday, July 26, 2019, 7:00pm
  • WHERE: Fremont Park, South Bend, IN
  • ENCORE PERFORMANCE: July 27 at 7pm, Potawatomi Park, South Bend, IN
  • FREE and family-friendly!

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Shakespeare Around The Bend

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The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival is proud to announce Shakespeare Around The Bend, an extension of the Shakespeare in Fremont Park initiative which will serve as a hub for South Bend area performances in future seasons. This community-oriented program will feature Shakespeare in Fremont Park performers in special scenes staged on “Boomer,” the one-of-a-kind new mobile experiential vehicle developed and created by the City of South Bend’s Venues Parks & Arts.

  • WHERE & WHEN: Pulaski Park (July 31, 4:30 p.m.), Marshall Park (August 7, 4:30 p.m.), Southeast Park (August 10, 3:00 p.m.), The History Museum (August 24, between 12:00-4:00 p.m.; no Boomer)
  • FREE and family-friendly!

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Join the Shakespearean shenanigans!

Interested in directing or performing in a scene in 2020? We're always looking for new groups, actors, and directors for ShakeScenes. Contact to join our Community Company.