Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival to present “Cymbeline”

Author: Maryam Zomorodian

The 11th season of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF) opened in mid-July and continues until the end of August with a variety of performances on campus and throughout the Michiana region.

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Remaining scheduled performances are:

  • Follow one of Shakespeare’s most remarkable heroines on her journey in “Cymbeline,” directed by producing artistic director Jay Paul Skelton in the Decio Mainstage Theatre of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at the University of Notre Dame Aug. 17 to 29. In “Cymbeline,” the virtuous princess Imogen—heir to Cymbeline’s kingdom—struggles against the ambitious schemes of her wicked stepmother, flees to the forest in disguise, and finally finds happily-ever-after as she reunites with her family and the man she loves.
  • The popular Young Company—comprised of students from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, and several other universities from across the nation—tours this season with “The Taming of the Shrew,” visiting multiple outdoor venues in Indiana and Michigan July 18 to Aug. 23. The Young Company’s performances are free and open to the public.
  • Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare,“Kiss Me Kate” recounts the backstage and on-stage antics of two feuding romances during an out-of-town tryout for a musical adaptation of “The Taming of the Shrew.” This semi-staged concert performance features a 35-piece orchestra onstage. There will be two performances only, at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center’s Leighton Concert Hall, August 28 and 29.

A complete schedule of performances and ticket information are available online at or by calling 574-631-2800.

As the professional theatre in residence at the University of Notre Dame, the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival presents world-class productions on its Mainstage while fostering young actors through unique educational performance opportunities such as the Young Company and ShakeScenes programs. Since its inception in 2000, the program has grown exponentially. Today, housed in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, it reaches thousands of people each year with Shakespeare’s timeless words.

The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival is a central component of Shakespeare at Notre Dame, which also consists of the McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare Studies, the Ryan Producing Artistic Director, Actors From The London Stage, ancillary lectures and events, and library collections. Shakespeare at Notre Dame’s mission is to become a pre-eminent venue for the study and performance of the works of Shakespeare, providing Notre Dame and the wider community an on-campus culture steeped in the works of William Shakespeare—both on the page and on the stage.

Contact: Maryam Zomorodian, Interim Marketing Manager, Shakespeare at Notre Dame,, 574-631-3777