Aaron Nichols | November 11, 2015
The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF) has announced the titles and audition dates for its upcoming 2016 summer season. In order to explore and celebrate Shakespeare’s final plays, NDSF has selected two works that embody the playwright’s voice at the close of his career. The 2016 season is named “Shakespeare’s Last Words” and will feature adventure, exhilaration, and redemption.
The 2016 Professional Company production will be The Tempest. Set during the golden age of sea exploration, The Tempest investigates human freedom: our desire to achieve it, our struggle to preserve it, and our forgiveness of those who have taken it away. The play’s enchanted island setting will be enhanced by modern circus arts including aerial acrobatics and wind illusions. Featuring professional actors and designers from around the world, The Tempest is directed by West Hyler, currently working on Cirque du Soleil’s first-ever production on Broadway. The Tempest will be performed August 16-28, 2016, in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center’s Patricia George Decio Theatre.