Much Ado About Nothing
139 Tremont St Boston
Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's most popular and frequently performed plays. The plot revolves around two couples - witty Beatrice and Benedick, who publicly proclaim their disdain for each other but fall madly in love; and naive Hero and Claudio, who fall quickly in love only to be thwarted and then reunited (in both cases, with a bit of help from their friends). But it's more than just a comedic romp. The play tackles serious themes too: trust and betrayal, power and privilege, gendered expectations around chastity and violence. This is a comedy entangled with a tragedy, where love and justice nevertheless manage to prevail with vigorous joy - a perfect play for our uncertain times. Our production sets Shakespeare's hilarious tale of wits and wills among the vibrant and re-defining time of the 1990s.
Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Thru - Aug 7, 2022