Long Beach Shakespeare Company has been celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016 with a special series of events and performances they are calling “A Wake for Shakespeare.” The final production in this gala series is Much Ado About Nothing, the comedy that paved the way for screwball movies produced in the early years of Hollywood.
Unlike the abusive encounters between Kate and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing’s Beatrice and Benedick are equally matched in temperament, and their relationship crackles with undeniable electricity. Though they profess to hate each other, love will most certainly win in the end in LBSC’s production featuring 16th century costumes, singing, dancing, and a fair measure of laughs.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
August 26 – September 17, 2016
Long Beach Shakespeare Compnay
Richard Goad Theatre
4250 Atlantic, Long Beach, CA, 90807
Tickets: LBShakespeare.org or (562) 997-1494
Tickets may also be purchased at the box office on performance days one hour before showtime.