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Much Ado About Nothing
August 12 - September 16
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Kathleen Marshall
Everyone can see that confirmed bachelor Benedick and headstrong Beatrice are meant for each other—except for Benedick and Beatrice themselves! While their friends try to trick the bickering pair into admitting they’re in love, their young sidekicks Hero and Claudio start a romance of their own. But will false accusations, broken promises, and even a nutty and bumbling police force prevent a happy ending? Three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (the Globe’s Love’s Labor’s Lost) makes her triumphant return as director to our Festival Theatre stage with one of the greatest romantic comedies ever, in a production full of colorful characters, passionate poetry, and Shakespeare’s wittiest wordplay.
Darlene Marcos Shiley
Artist Sponsor for Director Kathleen Marshall
This production is supported in part by the Jean and Gary Shekhter Fund for Classic Theatre.
Groups of 10 or more may purchase discounted tickets, and tickets may also be purchased as part of a money-saving season package.