“… soft stillness and the night become the touches of sweet harmony.” — _The Merchant of Venice_, Act V, Scene I The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival cordially invites you to celebrate the opening-night performance of _The Merchant of Venice_. The evening's schedule is as follows: * 6:00 p.m., main lobby, champagne reception * 7:00 p.m., Decio Mainstage Theatre, performance of _The Merchant of Venice_ A dessert buffet and beverages will immediately follow the performance. Join the artists and toast the 12th season at the after party. Cost: * Patron, $75 * Student Sponsorship, $50—Introduce a new Domer to our tradition of live performance at Notre Dame. Your generous donation will underwrite a ticket for a first-year student to our opening performance. RSVP by Friday, August 5, 2011, to 574.631.3777. Payment is by check only; make checks payable to the University of Notre Dame. Tickets for the performance will be distributed at the welcome table. Cocktail attire is required.