Date(s) - 03/21/2015
In “Much Ado About Nothing,”we present the perfect Shakespearean Romantic-Comedy for a spring evening. From the beginning to the end of the play, two love stories are intertwined. One story follows the formal, romantic relationship between Hero (a young woman), and Claudio (a young officer): and the other couple, Beatrice (Hero’s cousin) and Benedick (another officer). In classic “Rom-Com” form, Beatrice and Benedick work hard to give the impression that neither is the least bit interested in the other, still smarting over bad experiences in earlier encounters with one another. They tease and insult one another mercilessly and repeatedly deny that they will ever marry anyone, let alone marry one another. However, the audience can tell almost immediately that they don’t entirely believe their own disclaimers. Complete with hilarious misunderstandings, interfering fathers, hidden identities and classic plot twists, “Much Ado About Nothing” promises to deliver light-hearted romance for all audiences.