Cirque-Inspired TEMPSET Set for August 16-28 at Notre Dame

William Shakespeare's The Tempest will be presented by the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF) August 16 through August 28. Directed by Cirque du Soleil's West Hyler, The Tempest will perform at Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

According to Hyler, "The Tempest shines as one of Shakespeare's most magical and generous plays. The shipwrecked magician living on a deserted island with his daughter thrills with spectacular possibilities. We have brought together a company of professional actors and acrobats, illusionists and clowns to bring The Tempest to life in both soul and spectacle." Full of danger, romance, comedy, original music, aerial acrobatics, and wind illusions, The Tempest floods the DeBartolo stage with faith and forgiveness, magic and mystery.


PaTricia George Decio Theatre | DeBartolo Performing Arts Center | Notre Dame, IN 46556

Tuesday, August 16 at 7:30PM

Tuesday, August 23 at 7:30PM

Wednesday, August 17 at 7:30PM

Wednesday, August 24 at 7:30PM

Thursday, August 18 at 7:30PM*

Thursday, August 25 at 7:30PM

Friday, August 19 at 7:30PM

Friday, August 26 at 7:30PM

Saturday, August 20 at 2:00PM

Saturday, August 27 at 2:00PM

Saturday, August 20 at 7:30PM

Saturday, August 27 at 7:30PM

Sunday, August 21 at 2:00PM

Sunday, August 28 at 2:00PM

* Press Opening, Season Gala

All times are Eastern Daylight. Tickets range from $12-$85. For tickets visit or call 574-631-2800.

The NDSF professional Acting Company is led by Nick Sandys, Producing Artistic Director of Chicago's Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, as Prospero. Joining him are juggler Jacob D'Eustachio as Trinculo, Patrice Egleston as Stephanie, Tony Award-nominated John Herrera as Alonso, Alex Podulke as Caliban, Alan Sader as Gonzalo, and aerialist Sarah Scanlon as Ariel. Professional Company bios available HERE.

Members of Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival's Young Company, which is comprised of students from the University of Notre Dame, St. Mary's College, Indiana University - South Bend, Bethel College, and ten other universities round out the cast. Young Company members in featured roles include Guillermo Alonso as Sebastian, Xavier Bleuel as Ferdinand, and Rebecca Leiner as Miranda. Also featured in the cast is community member Paul Hanft as Ship-Master.

Ryan Producing Artistic Director Grant Mudge leads The Tempest production team of Air Designer - Daniel Wurtzel, Scenic Designer - Marcus Stephens, Costume Designer - Jeremy Floyd, Lighting Designer - Kevin Dreyer, Composer and Sound Designer - Scotty Arnold, Wig Designer - Liz Printz, Properties Master - Jen Kazmierczak, Technical Director - C. Kenneth Cole, Stage Manager - Katie Shade, Production Manager - Don Hunter, and General Manager - Debra Gasper.

The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, Notre Dame's professional theatre in residence, is one component of Shakespeare at Notre Dame, a program that also includes the McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare Studies and Actors From The London Stage, a world-renowned Shakespeare residency experience. The mission of Shakespeare at Notre Dame is to establish the University nationally and internationally as a center for the study of Shakespeare in performance. Visit to learn more.

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