University of Notre Dame


Season Gala Performance of William Shakespeare's The Tempest

August 18 6:00 - 11:00PM
EVENT TYPE: Get Cultured, Have a Little Fun LOCATION: Patricia George Decio Theatre DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Faculty Host: Shakespeare at Notre Dame

Bring your friends and family to a magical First Year tradition!

“O brave new world
That has such people in’t!” —The Winter’s Tale: Act V, scene iii

The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival warmly invites first-year students and their parents to celebrate its 2016 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 Tempest 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 calling 574.631.2800.

The Tempest

By William Shakespeare
Directed by West Hyler

August 16-28, 2016

Experience Shakespeare’s magical tale of shipwreck and salvation live on stage with the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival’s Professional Company. See Prospero’s enchanted isle spring to life through modern circus arts including aerial acrobatics and wind illusions.

Set during the golden age of sea exploration, The Tempest investigates human freedom: our desire to achieve it, our struggle to preserve it, and ultimately, our forgiveness of those who have taken our freedom away.

Featuring professional artists from around the world, The Tempest is part of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival’s 2016 “Shakespeare’s Last Words” season. Directed by Cirque du Soleil’s West Hyler.

Get tickets to The Tempest.

Enter to win one of ten free student tickets to a performance.