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More than 25 unique acts will perform multiple times over the course of four days, spanning a wide range of artistic disciplines, including theatre, music, comedy, dance, and more! South Bend Fringe is here to celebrate the creativity of independent performing artists.
SOUTH BEND CIVIC THEATRE
Set in 1595, the two brothers in this hilarious smash strive to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of a Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, the brothers set out to write the world’s first musical.
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY/ MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
This year’s Classics in the Courtyard pairing features Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility about the Dashwood sisters and their coming of age, along with Wiliam Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.
RICHARD PFEIL FAMILY COURTYARD
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
SILENT SKY |
The true story of nineteenth-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt. Explore a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications.
West side story Title of Show: West Side Story Synopsis: Inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, the story is set in the mid-1950s in the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, then a multiracial, blue-collar neighborhood. The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The members of the Sharks, from Puerto Rico, are taunted by the Jets, a white gang. The young protagonist, Tony, a former...
SBCT IS CURRENTLY AT GREEN LEVEL (see below for details) In response to the CDC’s recent overhaul of its national COVID-19 recommendations (announced on Friday, February 25), the South Bend Civic Theatre is revising its COVID policy. Each Monday morning, the CIVIC will review the Community Level assigned to St. Joseph County by the CDC. Depending on the level – Red, Yellow, or Green – the policy will change as follows: RED LEVEL POLICY (High Risk): Staff and volunteers must be vaccinated and...
Silent Sky Title of Show: Silent Sky Synopsis: When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure...
Much Ado About Nothing Title of Show: Much Ado About Nothing Synopsis: William Shakespeare’s beloved comic play, about misunderstandings, love and deception, centersaround the courtship and scandal involving young Hero and her suitor, Claudio, but the witty war ofwords between Claudio’s friend Benedick and Hero’s cousin Beatrice delight at center stage. Sparkling with sparing wit, blooming love, and trickery from both friend and foe, will Don John’s scheme separate lovers and friends forever,...
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