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ShakesScenes 2015 Shakespeare at Notre Dame Saturday, July 18, 2015, 2:00 PM
Sunday, July 19, 2015, 2:00 PM

Have you ever imagined Darth Vader as King Henry V or Romeo and Juliet meeting at a middle school dance? Or Shakespeare's best poetry used as pick-up lines or interpreted in sign language? This year's ShakeScenes promises even more laughs, romance, battles, and free family-friendly fun!

Over the course of one weekend, dozens of actors from throughout the community—neighbors, friends, young and old alike—take to the stage with their own unique spin on some of Shakespeare’s most beloved works. FREE performances on Saturday and Sunday each offer a completely different series of ten-minute scenes that are sure to inspire and delight the entire family.

Note performance venue: Washington Hall. This is a free but ticketed event. To guarantee your reservation, please pick-up your will call tickets at least 15 minutes before your event. In the event of a sell out, unclaimed will call tickets will be used to seat patrons waiting on standby.

 
WM. SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY (abr.) Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 8:00 PM
Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 8:00 PM
Thursday, August 6, 2015, 8:00 PM
Friday, August 7, 2015, 8:00 PM
Saturday, August 8, 2015, 3:00 PM
Saturday, August 8, 2015, 8:00 PM
Sunday, August 9, 2015, 3:00 PM
Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 8:00 PM
Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 8:00 PM
Thursday, August 13, 2015, 8:00 PM
Friday, August 14, 2015, 8:00 PM
Saturday, August 15, 2015, 3:00 PM
Saturday, August 15, 2015, 8:00 PM
Sunday, August 16, 2015, 3:00 PM
Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 8:00 PM
Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 8:00 PM
Friday, August 21, 2015, 8:00 PM
Saturday, August 22, 2015, 3:00 PM
Saturday, August 22, 2015, 8:00 PM
Sunday, August 23, 2015, 3:00 PM
Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 8:00 PM
Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 8:00 PM
Thursday, August 27, 2015, 8:00 PM
Friday, August 28, 2015, 8:00 PM
Saturday, August 29, 2015, 3:00 PM
Saturday, August 29, 2015, 8:00 PM
Sunday, August 30, 2015, 3:00 PM

Written and directed by Austin Tichenor and Reed Martin
Produced in association with Shakespeare Napa Valley
Performed by the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival Professional Company

Tuesday, August 4 – Sunday, August 30, 2015

A brand new comedy full of fast, funny, and frenzied physical finesse, witty wordplay, and plentiful (pitiful) punning. Austin Tichenor and Reed Martin are known around the world from their starring roles in the PBS film The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged). They also wrote and directed The Complete History of America (abridged) and The Complete History of Comedy (abridged).

Bundle with The Winter's Tale by August 1 and Save 20%

 
Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 7:30 PM
Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 7:30 PM
Friday, August 21, 2015, 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 22, 2015, 2:00 PM
Saturday, August 22, 2015, 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 23, 2015, 2:00 PM
Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 7:30 PM
Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 7:30 PM
Thursday, August 27, 2015, 7:30 PM
Friday, August 28, 2015, 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 29, 2015, 2:00 PM
Saturday, August 29, 2015, 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 30, 2015, 2:00 PM

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Drew Fracher
Performed by the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival Professional Company

Tuesday, August 18 – Sunday, August 30, 2015

Shakespeare’s romantic masterpiece! A fairy tale that weaves together music, magic, courtroom drama, shipwrecks, and bear attacks. Directing The Winter’s Tale is Drew Fracher, a 25-year veteran of regional theatres throughout the U.S., including Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Drew has also served as fight director for over two hundred and fifty professional productions, including the Tony Award-winning revival of Company on Broadway.

Bundle with William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged) by August 1 and Save 20%

 
Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale Season Gala Thursday, August 20, 2015, 7:30 PM

Celebrate our Sweet 16! Raise a glass with our 2015 Festival artists as we toast the 16th season of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival.

Thursday, August 20, 2015 Only

Champagne Reception: 6:00pm

Performance of The Winter’s Tale: 7:30pm

After Party: Join the cast and crew for dessert and beverages following the performance.

The Winter's Tale Description
Accused of adultery by her royal husband, an innocent Queen dies in shame. Her newborn daughter is cast away on a distant, deserted shore. Sixteen years pass and a poor shepherd girl falls in love with a prince. Their forbidden love, her mysterious birth, and one magical statue promise stunning revelations for all. Shakespeare’s late masterpiece weaves music, magic, faith, country dances, bear attacks, shipwrecks, courtroom dramas, and fierce jealousy into a romantic fairy tale that asks: what trials can love endure?

Presented and performed by the Professional Company of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival.

Please note that this is only a reservation for this event. Your seats will be assigned at a later date and will be at will call the night of the event. If you need special seating accommodations, please contact the Ticket Office at 574-631-2800.

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Everyman (2015) National Theatre Live Thursday, August 27, 2015, 7:00 PM

Directed by Rufus Norris
With Chiwetel Ejiofor
Not Rated, 90 minutes, Captured Live Broadcast

Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th Century, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives.

 
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