Much Ado About Nothing
By William Shakespeare
Presented by The Canon Shakespeare Co.
Directed by Ira Kortum
Sept. 22- Oct. 2
“The course of true love never did run smooth.”
Or to put it another way…
“I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me.”
Much Ado About Nothing is the story of lovers Hero and Claudio and proud anti-lovers Beatrice and Benedick. Add in a well-meaning busybody prince, his villainous brother, some gossiping family and mischievous servants. Then mix in some lies, deceit, love, betrayal, devotion, true friendship, and hatred. All seasoning for a failed wedding, a bumbling nights watch, and a funeral followed by two more weddings…and you get a recipe for one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies!
In the end, after everything comes to light, we see it really was all Much Ado About Nothing!