"NDPresents" to bring the arts to campus, community

by Julie Hail Flory

The University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts is hosting four upcoming events on campus and in the community as part of NDPresents, a new initiative designed to bring great artists from around the world to campus and South Bend.p. The first featured production will be William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, which will be performed by the Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Oct. 16 (Thursday) at 7:30 p.m. at Notre Dame’s Washington Hall. Admission is $35 for the general public, $15 for Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross College students, and $25 for other students and Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s faculty and staff. Tickets are available at the LaFortune Student Center or by calling 574-631-8128.p. The performance of “Romeo and Juliet” is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a 50-state, 100-community tour of Shakespeare’s plays by six of the nation’s finest theater companies. The tour is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Minneapolis-based Arts Midwest.p. NDPresents also will bring three performances to South Bend’s Morris Performing Arts Center beginning this month:p. Oct. 28 (Tuesday), Suzanne Farrell Ballet Considered by many critics to be the greatest of American ballerinas, Farrell also is well known as “Balanchine’s Muse.” The Suzanne Farrell Ballet became a full-fledged company in 2000 and is an ongoing project of The Kennedy Center.p. Feb. 11 (Wednesday), Opera Verdi Europa, “La Boheme” Applying rich European traditions to the most beautiful love story in opera, Opera Verdi fills the stage with singers, dancers and musicians for a lush production of the Puccini classic.p. March 22 (Monday), Cirque Eloize At the center of a new generation of circus performance centered in Montreal, Cirque Eloize, which roughly translates to “Circus Lightning,” features nomadic travelers performing acrobatic feats in an awesome display with surreal theatrical effects.p. p. Tickets for performances at the Morris Center are available at the Morris Box Office, or by calling 574-235-9190.

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