https://commshakes.org/production/much-ado-about-nothing/ Parkman Bandstand
139 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02108
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We are thrilled to announce that our summer 2022 production of Free Shakespeare on the Common will be Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian!
From July 20 to August 7, the show will run at Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common.
“Much Ado is a wonderful play, joyful, funny and accessible to all audiences. But it also deals with larger issues involved in navigating relationships, which makes the play very relevant to contemporary audiences” said CSC’s Founding Artistic Director Steve Maler. “We are thrilled to welcome director Megan Sandberg-Zakian, an accomplished artist who will be bringing her unique style and vision to the play.”
Performances will occur every day except Monday, starting at 8 p.m.
Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s most popular and frequently performed plays. The plot revolves around two couples — witty Beatrice and Benedick, who publicly proclaim their disdain for each other but fall madly in love; and naïve Hero and Claudio, who fall quickly in love only to be thwarted and then reunited (in both cases, with a bit of help from their friends). But it’s more than just a comedic romp. The play tackles serious themes too: trust and betrayal, power and privilege, gendered expectations around chastity and violence. This is a comedy entangled with a tragedy, where love and justice nevertheless manage to prevail with vigorous joy — a perfect play for our uncertain times.
CSC provides a range of accessibility services including assistive listening devices and large print programs at every performance, and ASL interpretation, open captioning, and audio description at selected performances.
Open Captioned Performance: Sat, July 23 & Sat, July 30 (Raindate: Sun, Aug 7)
ASL Interpreted: Sat, July 30 & Fri, Aug 5 (Raindate: Sun, Aug 7)
Audio Described: Sat, July 30 & Sat, Aug 6 (Raindate: Sun, Aug 7)
For more information about accessibility, please email [email protected]