Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

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Show Times

June 10 @ 7pm at Linden Mill Pond Gazebo

June 11 @ 7pm at the Karl Richter Community Center* in Holly

June 12 @ 7pm at the Fenton Millpond Park Gazebo*

* Please bring your own lawn chairs for these performances

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Stage: Second Stage
Type: Comedy
Rating: G
Author(s): William Shakespeare

Synopsis of "Much Ado About Nothing"

Much Ado About Nothing is a comedic play by the famous Sir William Shakespeare. It is thought to have been written in 1598 and 1599, as Shakespeare was approaching the middle of his career. Much Ado About Nothing is generally considered one of Shakespeare's best comedies, because it combines elements of robust hilarity with more serious meditations on honour, shame, and court politics.

By means of "noting" (which, in Shakespeare's day, sounded the same as "nothing," and which is gossip, rumour, and overhearing), Benedick and Beatrice are tricked into confessing their love for each other, and Claudio is tricked into rejecting Hero at the altar on the erroneous belief that she has been unfaithful. At the end, Benedick and Beatrice join forces to set things right, and the others join in a dance celebrating the marriages of the two couples.

 

Production Staff

Directed by David Coffey

 

Cast

Auditions to be announced