Much Ado About Nothing @ Seattle Shakespeare Company (Seattle Center)
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Allison Narver
For Hero and Claudio, love is as fresh as springtime dew and nothing can tear them apart. To Beatrice and Benedick, love is a jaded game of wits, and nothing could ever bring them together. But fate has different plans for these contrasting couples. Friends, enemies, and chance conspire to dupe Beatrice and Benedick into declaring their love for one another, while the deceitful Don John tricks Claudio into believing that Hero has been unfaithful. It’ll take a disrupted wedding, a faked death, and the utter ineptitude of the local constable to set romance on the right course.
Much Ado About Nothing mixes comedy with suspense and gives us two of Shakespeare’s wittiest, most lovable pair of lovers, the bantering Beatrice and Benedick. It’s a sparkling screwball comedy that wears its heart on its sleeve and will have you cheering when all the couples learn realities about life, love—and themselves.
First preview tickets ($10) available day of show only; show info here.
Previews 4/26-28, opens 4/29