“Much Ado About Nothing”
Magenta Theater is excited to bring one of Shakespeare's best comedies to the stage. From the director who brought you Steampunk Romeo & Juliet in 2014, David Roberts has adapted this wonderful tale to 1940's war torn England. This adaption takes the characters and moments everyone enjoys and transports audiences to a different period in time. A trio of singers bring harmonious hits from the era via lively musical interludes. “Ado” is a great introduction for those who are timid about the Bard (Shakespeare).
So, what is Ado About? Beatrice and Benedick are adamant in their mutual dislike, while Claudio and Hero are deeply in love. The two stories take an unexpected course when their world is shattered by a scheming malcontent who makes a shocking accusation. With "helpful" friends and relatives mixed into the story against the backdrop of WWII Europe, comedic romps, and hints of romance and betrayal, the play is sure to entertain.