Much Ado About Nothing now playing at the Straz Shimberg Playhouse

Published on: March 13, 2013

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Much Ado About Nothing
By William Shakespeare
Directed by David M. Jenkins
March 13 – April 7, 2013

Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Shimberg Playhouse
1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa

One of the most popular and charming of Shakespeare’s comedies (and one of the few where the female lead doesn’t have to dress up at some point as a dude), Much Ado About Nothing features a classic battle of the sexes couple in Benedick (an arrogant and confirmed bachelor) and Beatrice (his favorite sparring partner).

While the feisty couple hides their infatuation beneath witty barbs, young love blossoms as Hero and Claudio race to the altar.

When the wicked Don John conspires to break up the wedding, will false accusations and misunderstandings prevent the young couple’s happy ending? Will Dogberry and his misfit watch save the day? Witty wordplay, passionate poetry and clever plot twists make this the perfect romantic evening to share love and laughter.

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