Much Ado is Shakespeare's wickedly funny treatise on the fickle, fantastical, often-fierce nature of love. In the old Sicilian town of Messina, four lovers engage in fierce battles of wit and delicious practical jokes. But beneath the games of disguise and foolery lie darker forces of mistrust and fear. While Beatrice and Benedick wrangle turning wordplay to foreplay, Claudio and Hero must overcome treachery and deceit to make their love-match. In a world where appearances can't be trusted, truth finally conquers and Cupid's war is won—but not without leaving its scars on this scathing comedy.
Colette Searls & Lynn Watson