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Much Ado About Nothing

August 12 - September 16

Lowell Davies Festival Theatre

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Much Ado About Nothing
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By William Shakespeare
Directed by Kathleen Marshall

Everyone can see that confirmed bachelor Benedick and headstrong Beatrice are meant for each other—except for Benedick and Beatrice themselves! While their friends try to trick the bickering pair into admitting they’re in love, their young sidekicks Hero and Claudio start a romance of their own. But will false accusations, broken promises, and even a nutty and bumbling police force prevent a happy ending? Three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (the Globe’s Love’s Labor’s Lost) makes her triumphant return as director to our Festival Theatre stage with one of the greatest romantic comedies ever, in a production full of colorful characters, passionate poetry, and Shakespeare’s wittiest wordplay.

Production Sponsors
Darlene Marcos Shiley
June Yoder

Artist Sponsor for Director Kathleen Marshall
Ann Davies

This production is supported in part by the Jean and Gary Shekhter Fund for Classic Theatre.

Groups of 10 or more may purchase discounted tickets, and tickets may also be purchased as part of a money-saving season package.

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Vicki and Carl Zeiger Insights Seminars

This series provides Old Globe patrons with an opportunity to closely connect with productions both onstage and backstage. A panel selected from the artistic company of each show (playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and/or technicians) engages patrons in an informal and illuminating presentation of ideas and insights to enhance the theatre going experience. Each Insights Seminar takes place 90 minutes before curtain time on the Tuesday after performances begin, and includes an informal reception 30 minutes before the start. FREE; no reservations necessary.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.


Post-Show Forums

Join us after the show for an informal and enlightening question-and-answer session with cast members. Get the "inside story" on creating a character and putting together a professional production. Post-show forums are scheduled after select Tuesday and Wednesday evening performances. FREE; no reservations necessary.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Wednesday, August 22, 2018


Shakespeare in the Garden

Shakespeare in the Garden is a series of informal presentations that enhance the Summer Shakespeare Festival experience. These seminars feature members of the Festival creative team and take place in the Craig Noel Garden before each performance. FREE; no reservations necessary.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, August 24, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.