Love is the victim when lies are the weapon. Young and innocent, Claudio and Hero’s love is put to the test when the wicked Don John stirs up trouble by convincing Claudio that Hero has been unfaithful. When her innocent cousin is slandered, Beatrice leaps to Hero’s defense and enlists the aid of Benedick, her rival in wit and a friend to Claudio. Loyalties are tested in this comedy of love, betrayal, and redemption.
Backyard Bard, born out of a desire to bring Shakespeare to smaller parks and new audiences in underserved neighborhoods, presents two stripped-down productions of Shakespeare’s plays, each an hour long. Both are performed by a small ensemble of versatile actors, directed by Sarah Stillion.
Free, outdoor, non-ticketed event; donations welcome.
Show info here; click date/venue on list for location information.
Part of the Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival; see festival info and schedule here.
Location: Volunteer Park (1247 15th Ave E)