Summer Shakespeare to present “The Comedy of Errors” Aug. 15 to 27

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Summer Shakespeare at the University of Notre Dame will presentThe Comedy of Errorsfrom Aug. 15 to 27 in the UniversitysMarieP.DeBartoloCenterfor the Performing Arts.

The seventh annual Summer Shakespeare production also will feature for the fifth consecutive yearShakeScenes,a collection of short scenes taken from the works of Shakespeare and performed by local community members, high school and grade school students.

A complete schedule of performances, as well as ticket and pricing information, are available on the Web at: or by calling the performing arts center box office at 574-631-2800.

One of Shakespeares quickest-moving works,The Comedy of Errorstakes place over the course of one whirlwind day in which two sets of identical twins, separated at birth, throw the citizens ofEphesusinto a comic uproar as servants mistake masters, wives mistake husbands, and love triumphs over all.

Chicago-based director William Brown, who directed last yearsHenry V,returns for this years production, which features some of the nations finest professional Shakespearean actors.

Performances ofThe Comedy of Errorsculminate a summer collegiate theater and production experience that provides students with intensive professional training in Shakespearean theater.Through an innovative Notre Dame course titledShakespeare-in-Performance,students learn from a teaching team composed of Shakespearean scholars and theater professionals to examine literary and theatrical perspectives on eachplay being produced.

Students work on the production alongside theater professionals as assistants to directors, designers and technicians, and on stage in supporting roles.

ShakeScenesparticipants will employ the techniques of a ShakespeareanGreen Showto perform scenes from a variety of Shakespeares plays at2 p.m.August 12 and 13 (Saturday and Sunday).The performances, which are free and open to the public, will be held in Washington Hall on Notre Dames campus.

  • Contact: * _Jay Skelton, producer/artistic director, Summer Shakespeare, 574-631-2636 or .

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