Shakespeare in Fremont Park

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Shakespeare in Fremont Park

Now in its 3rd year, Shakespeare in Fremont Park (July 25-26) returns to Fremont Park in South Bend, IN, with a brand-new devised 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: Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 7pm - Potawatomi Park, South Bend, IN
  • FREE event - no tickets required!

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Shakespeare in Fremont Park is a seven-week program involving community based organizations in South Bend. Focused on the city’s west side, the effort affords young people the opportunity to work directly with adults to create, rehearse, and perform a theatre production inspired by Shakespeare. Rehearsing indoors, Shakespeare in Fremont Park will perform outside at Fremont Park (1800 Fremont St. at W. Hamilton St.).

Emerging from the mission of the Fremont Park Foundation, which seeks to provide positive activities for young people and adults alike, the community wishes to build on its recent successes (a new splash pad, playground equipment, and new basketball courts), with an offering open to all, which residents can enjoy whether on stage, behind it, or even simply enjoying a show from a blanket or lawn chair.


Questions? Email shakes@nd.edu

Project Partners: Fremont Park, Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, South Bend Parks & Recreation DepartmentFar Northwest Neighborhood Association, Near Northwest Neighborhood Association and more to come.


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