Jeff Smith 2 p.m., July 30
William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
Leonato, his young daughter Hero, his niece Beatrice, and his elderly brother Antonio live in the small town of Messina.
At the start of the play Leonato is preparing to welcome friends home from war, including Don Pedro, a prince, and two fellow soldiers, Claudio and Benedick. Also amongst the crowd is Don John, Don Pedro's illegitimate brother who has a tendency to create disorder.
Young Claudio quickly falls in love with the young Hero, while Benedick and Beatrice continue a barrage of witty insults that has been a signature of their relationship. After Claudio and Hero announce their engagement, the lovers and their friends successfully trick Beatrice and Benedick to stop quarreling and secretly acknowledge their love for each other.
Directed by Richard Trujillo.
Performed in the Ole Kittleson Little Theater.
- Cost: $5 - $8