A word about Richard III from our Artistic Director

For anyone who would like an overview of Richard III prior to attending, it’s hard to find a clearer description than the link below, from The Useful Guide to Shakespeare, by Patrick Bringley.  We’ve included a synopsis in the Richard III playbill, and you can attend our pre-show talks called “Beyond the Stage,” but Bringley’s is a very simple and clear introduction, and while not a text for younger readers, would be helpful to any parent talking to kids about the play.  (May we remind you that children under 18 are free with a paid adult, but the production is not recommended for children under 6.)  Bringley is connected to us via Festival favorite Maureen Gallagher, the actor playing Richard’s mother, the Duchess of York.  As always, please send us your thoughts: on our production, on this introduction, or on Shakespeare in general, and see you at the show! – Grant Mudge, Ryan Producing Artistic Director, Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival


South Bend Tribune Previews Richard III

Read Andy Hughes’ terrific story on our Richard III.



The Comedy of Errors

photo by Peter Ringenberg

Jackie Gessert, Joey Doyle, and Nathan Goodrich

photo by Peter Ringenberg

Bobby Bowman, Chris Silvestri, and Hunter Paul

photo by Peter Ringenberg

Ayssette Munoz and Jess Alexander

The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival’s Young Company had their first performance of The Comedy of Errors yesterday. The crowd of over 100 people in Stevensville, Michigan, enjoyed the spirited performance. Next up is Potawatomi Park Pavilion in South Bend on Saturday, July 27, 2013.

Our Richard III poster

Richard III PosterI hope we’re not stealing thunder from The Shirt, but we’re very excited to unveil our poster for Richard III designed by Chantelle Snyder, photo by Paul Cerro, Richard – Michael Gotch

Tickets for Richard III go on sale on April 26, 2013 at Noon.