Not since John Hughes has there been a romantic comedy as worthwhile to bring a date to as Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. This Spring, under the direction of Jeri Frederickson, we invite you to visit our Messina, conveniently traveling to your "backyard." A blend of punk rock, neon and misunderstanding fill the night along with Shakespeare's poetry and characters. There will be dancing, singing and a night watch that is one white suit shy of joining the cast of Miami Vice (lucky for you that means the watch will instead be joining us).
Friendship is constant in all other things
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Much Ado About Nothing is the story of Hero, daughter of Leonato. She is wooed and won by the Count Claudio (a noble, visiting Messina after battle with the Prince of Arragon, Don Pedro). The marriage is set, but Don Pedro’s brother, Don John, schemes for Claudio to discover “Hero” being unfaithful to him. At the wedding Claudio accuses Hero and stops the ceremony. The falsely accused Hero, with assistance from her father and cousin (Beatrice) feigns death just as Claudio is discovering the error of his ways. As apology and penance for his assumptions Claudio swears to marry whomever Leonato chooses. At the new ceremony a veiled Hero weds Claudio, only revealing herself after the nuptials. Several secondary stories swirl around including a bickering romance between Hero’s cousin Beatrice and Don Pedro’s other companion, Signor Benedick. The sibling jealousy and subterfuge of Don John has an arc as well that includes the detective masterminds of Dogberry and Verges (the Constable and Deputy Constable of Messina).