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Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival to Present "ShakeScenes" July 18 and 19

Author: Arts and Letters

As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival will present “ShakeScenes,” a collection of excerpts taken from the works of Shakespeare and performed by Michiana community groups, high school students and grade-schoolers, Saturday and Sunday (July 18 and 19) at 2p.m. in Notre Dame’s Washington Hall. All performances are free and open to the public.

“Playing Shakespeare has always been a delight for me,” said Deborah Girasek-Chudzynski, “ShakeScenes” coordinator and local educator. “Now, because of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, I get to invite all the members of our community to come and share in the joy. What a gift to me and our community.”

Appropriate for all ages, each day’s “ShakeScenes” will feature 10 new performances lasting approximately two and a half hours. Reservations are recommended and donations are accepted at the door. Ticket information is available by calling the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center ticket office at 574-631-2800 or

Contact: Aaron Nichols, director of audience development, Shakespeare at Notre Dame, 574-631-3777,

Originally published by Aaron Nichols at on July 14, 2009.