University of Notre Dame


Season Gala Performance of William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale

August 20 6:00 - 11:00PM
EVENT TYPE: Get Cultured, Have a Little Fun LOCATION: Marie P. DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts, University of Notre Dame

Faculty Host:

Join your friends and family for a magical First Year tradition!

“It is requir’d you do awake your faith.” —The Winter’s Tale: Act V, scene iii

The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival warmly invites first-year students and their parents to celebrate its 2015 season with a champagne reception at 6:00 pm in the Main Lobby of the Marie P. DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts. The performance of The Winter’s Tale will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Patricia George Decio Theatre, followed by dessert and beverages with festival artists.

Gala tickets for parents are only $85; one first-year student will receive a complimentary ticket to accompany a parent to this special event.

Don’t miss out on a Notre Dame tradition. RSVP by visiting or calling 574.631.2800.

The Winter’s Tale

Tuesday, August 18 – Sunday, August 30, 2015

Accused of adultery by her royal husband, Queen Hermione 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?

Directed by Drew Fracher

Get tickets to The Winter’s Tale.

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