Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

directed by Paul Hecht, Assistant Professor of English
music composed and performed by Rob Clearfield
dance choreography by Ariane Dolan
scenic and lighting design by Aaron Garrett

April 16-17, 22-23, 2011




Much Ado About Nothing

A man who’s against settling down with any women in particular and a woman who prefers her liberty, thanks a lot, to the yoke of marriage; the fun-loving Prince who decides to trick those two into falling for each other; his bastard brother intent on making everyone miserable; an unlikely, bumbling local cop who might be the man to stop him; shy young lovers, who hardly know each other; some old guys who might still have some fight in them; an ingenious friar; various lords, ladies, ruffians, and working stiffs—this is the world of Messina on the northern tip of Sicily in Shakespeare’s summery, fast-paced, madcap, and much-loved comedy.

sketch of castle

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