A SUMMER NIGHT DREAM will function the dwell performances of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Competition in August

A SUMMER NIGHT DREAM will feature the live performances of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival in August

Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival has announced the return of live on-site performances for its 2021 season and is proud to present a new company production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Directed by Tlaloc Rivas, A Midsummer Night’s Dream will perform on the Irish Green in front of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on the University of Notre Dame campus from August 12-29, 2021. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is presented in a socially distant, outdoor setting, in accordance with campus health guidelines, and health authorities. Face masks are required for all visitors at every performance.

Director Tlaloc Rivas is an award-winning writer, director, and co-founder of the Latinx Theater Commons. Rivas is a 2018-19 Carnegie Mellon School of Drama Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow with over 25 years of experience in community engagement, social activism, theater education and teaching Shakespeare’s most popular comedies.

“We’re excited to be returning to live on location with this piece, and we’re as excited as our audience,” said Grant Mudge, Ryan Family Producing Artistic Director of the festival. “Midsummer is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies for a reason: it’s moving, fun, and utterly magical. The staging in the shadow of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center while the stars appear gives us the opportunity to create delightful surprises in a beautiful outdoor setting. “

The NDSF 2021 Professional Company production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is presented on the Irish Green on the southeast exterior of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. The festival is committed to the health and safety of our performers, crew, and the audience, and mandated health and safety protocols are maintained throughout the production process as per University of Notre Dame, the of South Bend, and St. Joseph County guidelines as well the cheapness of the actors. Additional health and safety measures will be communicated to our customers in the coming months via email, our website and our social media channels.

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