Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival: William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged)


Location: Regis Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

August 4–30, 2015
Presented in Association with Shakespeare Napa Valley

Discovered in a treasure-filled parking lot in Leicester, England, an ancient manuscript proves to be the long-lost first play by the young glover’s apprentice from Stratford. Using questionable scholarship and street-performer smarts, three gifted comic actors throw themselves into a fast, funny, and frenzied festival of physical finesse, witty wordplay, and plentiful (pitiful) punning.

Written and directed by two of the world’s most famous Shakespearean comedians, Austin Tichenor and Reed Martin, stars of the PBS film The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), and authors of The Complete History of America (abridged).

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