TIP OF THE WEEK: New System for Parking Vouchers!

There has been a change in the parking voucher system with the Eddy Street Commons parking lot. Previously patrons showed us their parking ticket and we gave them a voucher ticket. Now the tickets at Eddy Street have changed, so we are updating.

The patron gets a parking ticket at Eddy Street. When they show it to us, we give them a sticker to place on the back of the ticket. When the customer returns to the Eddy Street lot, they show one side of the ticket (with a code) to the scanning machine and when the code is scanned it shows them the amount due. Then they flip the ticket over and the machine scans the sticker that we provide, and it then shows the amount due as “Paid”.

If any patron asks for a voucher sticker while the Ticket Office is open, please send them there. If the Ticket Office is closed, please let the house manager or student house manager know and we’ll get them one. There you go!

CENTER HIGHLIGHT: Sorin: A Notre Dame Story!

We had a few events this summer that gave a mini-preview of the new play Sorin: A Notre Dame Story. The play is part of the celebration of Notre Dame at 175 years. Wow! 175! Notre Dame, you don’t look a day over 150! Anyways, the play, made by Notre Dame alums, centers around the life of Notre Dame founder Edward Sorin and will have its premiere run in our own Decio Mainstage Theatre!

Performances are scheduled throughout the semester to coincide with home football games. The premiere on August 30th will be for Holy Cross priests and will have a special start time of 6:42 PM. Why?…well, because 6:42 PM is 18:42 in military time, 1842 being the year Notre Dame was founded. There you go!

The rest of the shows will have a normal start time. Every Thursday before a home game weekend will have a special showing for Advisory Council members and VIP guests. These shows will start at 7 PM.  There are a few home gameFriday performances open to the public: September 8th , October 20th and November 17th. These will be at 7:30 PM as to give people time to get here after the pep rally.

We’re expecting solid crowds for all of these and looking forward to being the main home for the show this semester. Next year they’re taking the show on the road to cities across the United States.

The website for the show is up and has some info on the talent behind the play. Check it out at:


CENTER HIGHLIGHT: Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival at DPAC!

Soon the NDSF events begin in our building! We kick off with Explore: Much Ado About Nothing on Wednesday August 2nd. The NDSF- Cabaret with the multi-talented Angela Ingersoll will be on Monday August 7th. Then the main event: Much Ado About Nothing runs from August 15th to the 27th in the Decio.

Here is the info on these great events:

Explore Much Ado About Nothing with Director Drew Fracher

Wednesday, August 2nd Tours at 6:00pm and 7:00pm

Decio Mainstage Theatre

Go “Beyond the Stage” with director Drew Fracher and members of the Much Ado cast and design team. Talk with actors, touch the costumes, and tour our star-spangled stage. (Only 50 tickets available for this exclusive event.)



Angela Ingersoll Cabaret

Monday, August 7th at 7:30pm

Decio Mainstage Theatre

“Simply magnificent.” – Chris Jones of The Chicago Tribune. Join the astonishing Angela Ingersoll for an evening of live music with members of our 2017 company. Ingersoll, fresh from an acclaimed turn as Judy Garland in Porchlight Music Theatre’s End of the Rainbow, will be playing Beatrice in this summer’s production of Much Ado. Catch this rising star in an intimate cabaret performance.


Much Ado About Nothing

2017 Professional Company/ Directed by Drew Fracher

Tuesday, August 15th– Sunday, August 27th

Decio Mainstage Theatre

“…then there was a star danced, and under that was I born.” When men come home from war, marriage is on their minds, but will all end well in Shakespeare’s much-beloved comedy?

Actors Theatre of Louisville regular Drew Fracher sets the play to the tunes of the mid-1940s, drawing on popular big band music of WWII. Our star-spangled production of Much Ado will keep your toes tapping and bring tears to your eyes, but “how much better is it to weep at joy, than to joy at weeping?” Featuring Angela Ingersoll as Beatrice and Cameron Knight as Benedick.

NON-CENTER HIGHLIGHT: 2017 Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival…elsewhere!


This weekend is the official kick-off for the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival. DPAC is not involved, but that’s okay! They’ll get to us soon enough! We have our many events for the festival, but there is some off-site fun to be had as well.

Tonight Shakespeare After Hours kicks off the festival at 9:00 pm at LangLab (1302 High St, South Bend). Here is the info:

Enjoy Shakespeare at his bawdy, boozy, bloody best. Local civic theatres and dance companies present scenes intended for a mature audience. Raise a glass (literally) as we toast the Bard’s scandalous side at South Bend’s LangLab.

Sounds like a good time…maybe too good of a time!


Tomorrow (July 15th) at 2:00 pm at Washington Hall is the annual ShakeScenes performance.

Here is the info:

Ten 10-minute scenes performed by young actors from throughout Michiana. Family-friendly takes on Shakespeare’s greatest hits.


On Sunday (July 16th) the Touring Company begins its run of Twelfth Night in Valparaiso. The company will perform throughout the area at outdoor venues and end right back here at Notre Dame in front of the Main Building 6:30 pm on Monday August 21st.


New to the festival is Shakespeare in the Streets, which runs Wednesday July 26th to Saturday July 29th at 7 pm at Fremont Park in South Bend.

Here is the info:

Shakespeare in the Streets is a nine-week program involving community-based organizations in South Bend. Focused on the city’s west side, the effort will allow young people to work directly with adults to create, rehearse, and perform a theatre production inspired by Shakespeare.

 Feel free to check out these events around town. Should be a great time!

CENTER HIGHLIGHT: Saturday 7/22 Season Launch Party 7 PM- 10 PM!

Just wanted to extend an invite to all of you for our Season Launch Party on July 22nd. This is a chance to get together and celebrate the coming year. It will be a great evening of music, food, drinks and fun! Many of you are working it, but don’t worry, you’ll have fun too!

If you’re free on this evening, please click on the link below to RSVP and come on down for the good times!