Shakespeare at Notre Dame

As You Like It Opening Night Celebration

Thursday, August 22, 2024

Patricia George Decio Theatre

As You Like It Opening Night Celebration


Drinks & light hors d'oeuvres beginning at 6:00 p.m. EDT
Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. EDT

A Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival tradition, the Opening Night Celebration will kick off the As You Like It performance series in grand style. This exclusive event features catered food and drink inside the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center's beautiful and expansive lobby. Join us beginning at 6:00 p.m. EDT and mingle with members of the As You Like It production team; As You Like It's opening night performance follows at 7:30 p.m.

Don't miss this glorious night of laughter and celebration as we toast to the success of the 2024 Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival!

The rules of romance are upended in As You Like It, a gloriously entertaining romantic comedy that gleefully subverts traditional notions of gender, politics, and love. Shakespeare's dizzying mash-up of romantic escapades, disguised lovers, and mistaken identities amuses and entertains as much as it provokes and challenges.

As You Like It is brought to life by the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival's Professional Company, under the direction of Sara Holdren, a multitalented theatrical director who's also been a regular theatre critic for New York Magazine. Fast, funny, and engaging, As You Like It promises to be a delightful night of theatrical entertainment.

Banished to the idyllic forest of Arden, irrepressible heroine Rosalind seeks to restore her long-exiled father to his rightful place as ruler, while romantically entangled with the put-upon hero Orlando. As a merry cast of characters fall in and out of love (and in and out of disguise), Rosalind strives to restore the harmony of her world and reclaim her family's stature.

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Event Dates

Thursday, August 22, 2024 - 6:00 PM


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