Shakespeare in Fremont Park (NDSF 2019)

- (part of a series)

Location: Fremont Park & Potawatomi Park, South Bend

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Join a new kind of block party! Now in its 3rd year, Shakespeare in Fremont Park returns with a brand-new, devised production directed by local favorite Laurisa LeSure and featuring talent drawn from local neighborhoods. Featuring stories from South Bend residents interwoven with Shakespeare's classic works, Shakespeare in Fremont Park promises to be another event to remember. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets, and get there early for a good spot for these FREE performances.

Produced in association with Fremont Youth Foundation, Community Wellness Partners, Notre Dame's Center for Social Concerns, and the Near Northwest Neighborhood Association.


  • Fremont Park, South Bend, IN, July 25 & 26, 7 pm
  • Potawatomi Park, South Bend, IN, July 27, 7 pm


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.