Shakespeare Around the Bend (NDSF 2019)


Location: Pulaski Park 1308 Huron St, South Bend, IN

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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.

All performances FREE and family-friendly!


  • Pulaski Park, 1308 Huron St, South Bend, IN, July 31, 4:30 p.m.
  • Marshall Park, 1507 Byron Drive South Bend, IN, August 7, 4:30 p.m.
  • Southeast Park, Fellows St. at Wenger St., South Bend, IN, August 10, 3:00 p.m.
  • The History Museum, 808 W Washington St, South Bend, IN, August 24, between 12:00-4:00 p.m. (no Boomer)


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.