CENTER HIGHLIGHT: 2016 Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival!

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As we continue to celebrate the Shakespeare 400 (that’s a car race, right?) Notre Dame’s annual Shakespeare Festival starts next month. The theme of this year’s festival is “Shakespeare’s Last Words” and will concentrate on his latter day masterpieces.  As always we will be host to several events but there’ll be plenty of other performances outside our building to enjoy.

 

7906The events kick off in our building on July 8th at 7:00 PM with Explore “Pericles”. In the Philbin director Cameron Knight and his cast take you behind the scenes of the Young Company’s summer run of Pericles, Prince of Tyre.

 

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The Young Company will be performing Pericles, Prince of Tyre starting July 17th through August 22nd at outdoor venues throughout the region. This year they’ll even be performing all the way in Chicago! For more info on the show and to find where they’re performing near you please check out this link:

 

http://shakespeare.nd.edu/notre-dame-shakespeare-festival/young-company/

7901This summer also brings ShakeScenes on July 16th and 17th at 2:00 PM in Washington Hall. This year the performers will be reinterpreting Shakespeare’s “greatest hits” in 10 minute scenes. Sounds like a good time! For more info and to get free tickets please check out this link:

http://shakespeare.nd.edu/notre-dame-shakespeare-festival/shakescenes/

7910August brings us back to DPAC starting with Explore “The Tempest” on August 3rd at 6 PM and 7 PM in the Decio. Tempest director West Hyler and his cast and crew will lead you beyond the stage on a tour of the set and give their insights on the upcoming performance.

7886Finally the main event: The Tempest runs from August 16th through August 28th in the Decio Mainstage Theatre. The Professional Company will dazzle us as always with two weeks of performances of one of Shakespeare’s most popular works. For more info and a schedule of the shows please go to:

http://shakespeare.nd.edu/notre-dame-shakespeare-festival/professional-company/

Look forward to seeing you at any of these many events!

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