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Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing

One of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, Much Ado About Nothing is a quick-witted tale of romance, miscommunication and intrigue. A feuding couple are tricked into falling in love while a betrothed couple's relationship is in jeopardy due to the work of a deceitful rival. It all comes right in the end, but on the way we see some of the best of Shakespeare's comic characterization and wordplay.

The Cultural Arts Building Mainstage Theatre will host five performances of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” with 7:30 p.m. shows each night (July 22, 25, 27, & 29) and one 2:00 p.m. matinee on July 25.

Much Ado About Nothing


Much Ado About Shakespeare Workshop with OLLI

Shakespeare enthusiasts unite! Participants in this workshop will explore the tools that help bring Shakespeare’s language alive for speaker and listener alike. Focusing on the text of Much Ado About Nothing, we’ll explore the structure of verse and prose, tools for digging the meaning out of Shakespeare’s more obscure phrases, and techniques for getting the most out of the poetic devices employed in Shakespeare’s language.

Date: Wednesday, July 12th and Wednesday, July 19th
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $75 for the series, includes a ticket to the Much Ado About Nothing 2 pm matinee on July 25th
Location: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
620 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
Maximum number of participants: 14

Tickets can be purchased thru the Kenan Auditorium box office:
910-962-3500 or purchase tickets here.

Riot Grrrls Shakespeare

Why should the boys have all the fun? Riot Grrrls Shakespeare originated with Taffety Punk Theatre Company in Washington, DC to give actresses greater opportunity in classical theatre. In this workshop, women will explore Shakespeare’s works from the perspective of its male characters. The workshop begins with an exploration of movement and interpersonal behavior and then proceeds to scene work taken from Shakespeare’s plays.

Date:  Saturday, July 8th and Saturday, July 15th
Time:  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cost:  $95 for the series
Location:  Stage of Kenan Auditiorium

Tickets can be purchased thru the Kenan Auditorium box office:
910-962-3500 or purchase tickets here.