Saint Mary’s Theatre and Dance: Much Ado About Nothing
Directed by Walter Elder
The war is over. Don John, the rebellious brother of Don Carlos, has been returned to his proper subservient relationship, defeated, but not subdued. Count Claudio has proven himself valiant in battle and has fallen head over heels in love with Leonato’s daughter, Hero. And two of Shakespeare’s most beloved characters, Benedick and Beatrice, are at it again, their wits as sharp as swords, continuing their longstanding bantering battle of the sexes. Though so clearly meant for each other, their past failed relationship causes them to swear off any future romantic exploits. Can the others contrive to bring them at last together, even as jealousy and envy drive Don John to try to ruin everything?