Actors From The London Stage to present "The Winter's Tale"

Author: Arts and Letters

Actors From The London Stage, an international touring theater troupe based at the University of Notre Dame, will present William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” in three performances Sept. 9, 10 and 11 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) at 7:30p.m. in Washington Hall.

Admission is $20 for the general public, $18 for faculty, staff and senior citizens, and $12 for students. Tickets are available in advance at the University’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center ticket office, or by calling 574-631-2800 or visiting on the Web.

“The Winter’s Tale” pits the destructive nature of jealousy against the redemptive power of love. Moving between the bleak winter of the Sicilian court and the vibrant summer of the Bohemian countryside, the play covers 16 years and two generations.

All roles will be played by five veterans of classical theater – Erin Brodie, Matthew Douglas, William Hoyland, Robert Mountford and Eunice Roberts.

One of the oldest established touring Shakespeare theater companies in the world, Actors From The London Stage is housed in England and produced on campuses throughout the United States by Shakespeare at Notre Dame, bringing to life the universal truths found in the timeless works of Shakespeare. It is supported by the Paul Eulau Endowment for Excellence for Actors From The London Stage and Notre Dame’s Office of the Provost, College of Arts and Letters and Department of Film, Television and Theatre.

Actors From The London Stage has called Notre Dame its American home since 2000, when it relocated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Its members hail from such prestigious theater companies as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, among others.

Shakespeare at Notre Dame consists of the McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare Studies, the Ryan Producing Artistic Director, the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, Actors From The London Stage, ancillary lectures and events, and library collections. Its mission is to become the pre-eminent venue for the study and performance of the works of Shakespeare, providing Notre Dame and the wider community an on-campus culture steeped in the works of Shakespeare both on the page and on the stage.

Contact: Aaron Nichols, Shakespeare at Notre Dame, 574-631-3777,

Originally published by Julie Hail Flory and Aaron Nichols at on September 02, 2008.