Much Ado About Nothing
One of the strengths of Intrepid Shakespeare's always competent, sometimes sparkling production: director Richard Baird treats it, rightly, as one of the Bard's most dramatic comedies. It has courtly wit and funny scenes, but could collapse into tragedy. Except for some opening night glitches, Shana Wride and Sean Yael-Cox fared well as the merry warriors, Beatrice and Benedict. Standout work by Ruff Yeager, as Leonato, and Tom Stephenson as a stealthy, mannered (and hilarious) Dogberry, by costume designer Kristin McReddie, who set the play in Sicily, 1931, and by Baird's directorial touches, many of which -- like Beatrice's becoming a blind woman -- grow from on-stage, "found" discoveries.
Worth a try.
Ongoing until Saturday, August 16, 2014
|Saturdays, 4pm & 8pm|