MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
written by William Shakespeare
edited & adapted by Michael Blum
directed by Michael Blum
stage managed by Mark Merryfield
Performance Dates: Jan 21 - Feb 6, 2022
Fri: Jan 21, 28, Feb 4 - 8:00pm
Sat: Jan 22, 29, Feb 5 - 8:00pm
Sun: Jan 23, 30, Feb 6 - 2:00pm
Much Ado About Nothing, a 1598 comedy by William Shakespeare, features two romantic pairings that emerge when a group of soldiers arrive in town. The first, between the two young lovers Hero and Claudio, is almost upset by a villain’s fiendish plot; the second, between the more mature not-yet-lovers Beatrice and Benedick, is hampered by the fact that the two begin by hating each other!
“Noting” or “nothing" means gossip, rumor and eavesdropping, and thus witty banter, secrets and trickery form the backbone of the play's comedy, intrigue, and action. All this, plus tuneful songs, formal dances, and comic turns by the malaprop-afflicted Constable Dogberry create an evening of fun for all.