Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival to present “Macbeth”


The 2008 Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival will present a mainstage production of ShakespearesMacbethAug. 19 to 31 (Tuesday to Sunday) in the Decio Theatre of the Universitys DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Admission ranges from $12 to $35 and tickets are available by calling the center at 574-631-2800 or visiting on the Web.

Macbeth,Shakespeares infamousScottish play,recounts the brutal rise and fall of the ill-fated title character, bringing to life the shortest and most ferocious of the Bards tragedies. Both a cautionary tale and a parable for our age,Macbethis quick, raw and remarkably relevant. Parental guidance is advised for this production.

Director Karen Kessler leads a cast of students and professionals that includes award-winning Chicago actor Timothy Edward Kane as MacBeth.

This years festival also has featured a Young Company production of Thomas MiddletonsThe Witch,which will be presented in a final performance on Aug. 25 (Monday) at 7 p.m., on the Main Quad in front of Notre Dames Main Building. There is no cost for this event.

The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, formerly known as Summer Shakespeare, is the professional theater in residence at the University and one component of Shakespeare at Notre Dame, which works to establish the University as a center for the study of Shakespeare in performance and also includes the McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare and Actors From The London Stage, an international touring theater troupe based at the University.

More information is available on the Web at

_ Contact: Aaron Nichols, Shakespeare at Notre Dame, 574-631-3777,_ " " _

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