Shakespeare After Hours (NDSF 2022)


Location: Howard Park Community Building, South Bend, IN

Company: Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival


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Take a walk on Shakespeare's scandalous side!

Boozy, bawdy, and absolutely delightful, Shakespeare After Hours is back! This adults-only evening of Shakespearean shenanigans kicks off the 2022 Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, returning after two sellout performances in 2019. Come enjoy Shakespeare at his most outrageous, with local artists presenting scenes intended for a mature audience. Join us to raise a glass and toast Shakespeare's scandalous side. 

Two performances scheduled for 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. indoors in the Howard Park Community Building, beside the Howard Park Public House. Please note: Scene material contains adult content. Parental discretion advised.

  • DATE: Friday, July 15, 2022
  • TIME: 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.
  • WHERE: Howard Park Community Building, South Bend, IN
  • TICKETS: $20 at



Christy Burgess: Coordinating Director
Cate Cappelmann: Production Manager

SCENE 1: Mr. Macbeth’s Neighborhood
Directed by Sarah Myers

  • Abbey Platt: First Witch and Hecate
  • William Loring: Second Witch
  • April Sellers: Third Witch
  • Andi Creasbaum: Macbeth
  • Sarah Myers: Banquo and Lennox
  • Abbey Platt and Sarah Myers: First Apparition
  • William Loring and Sarah Myers: Second Apparition
  • April Sellers and Sarah Myers: Third Apparition

SCENE 2: The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act 1, Scene 2 
Directed by Ellie Graff

  • Ellie Graff: Julia
  • Nicole MacLaughlin: Lucetta

SCENE 3: Macbeth Abridged
Directed by Patrick Starner

  • Tieman Godwaldt: Player 1
  • Connor Reilly: Player 2
  • Mariah Donley: Player 3
  • Honora Whitmore: Player 4
  • Cate Cappelmann: Player 5

SCENE 4: ShakesCorps - Much Ado About Nothing, Act 3, Scene 1
Directed by Erin Rose Kind

  • Ellie Graff: Beatrice
  • Erin Rose Kind: Hero
  • Mitchell Caponigro: Ursula

SCENE 5: Drunk Shakespeare - All’s Well That Ends Well
Directed by Laurisa LeSure
Panto Players:

  • Lulu Phifer 
  • Bobby Simons
  • Laurisa LeSure
  • Cate Cappelmann
  • Connor Reilly

SCENE 6: Shakespearience 
Christy Burgess