Much Ado About Nothing

This year we're making much ado about Shakespeare mojo!  Join us for Shakespeare's most memorable battle of the wits between Beatrice and Benedick.  In this sunny and sparkling comedy, two of the Bard's most remarkable and beloved characters fall into a trap set by their friends which frees them to drop the masks of self-protection they've fashioned for themselves and love each other honestly and without reserve.  "The world must be peopled!"  Get yourself some Shakespeare mojo - you'll be glad you did!

Much Ado is recommended for students in grade four through high school; however, Much Ado is one of Shakespeare's easiest plays to comprehend, and children have a natural ability to connect with its lovable and quirky characters.  If your kids are captivated by great stories, bring them!

Here are the specifics:

  • Liberty Chapel, on the campus of Calvary Bible College, 15790 Elmwood, Kansas City, 64147
  • Evening performances Friday and Saturday, March 14 and 15, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
  • Matinee performances: 
    • Thursday, March 13, at 11:00 a.m. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.
    • Sunday, March 16, at 2:00 p.m. Doors open at 1:15 p.m.
  • Ticket information:
    • Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students/seniors for all performances except the $5 Thursday, March 13, matinee
    • ONLINE TICKET SALES ARE CLOSED.  TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.  There are a limited number of tickets available for Friday's performance and several for Saturday and Sunday. 

    • For information and groups of 10 or more, call 816-322-5152, ext. 1360
    • Concessions available at intermission, including items to satisfy your lunch craving

There will be a pre-show talk and question and answer period conducted by Bobbie Jeffrey, head of our Theatre Department; Dr. Teddy Bitner, our academic dean and history professor; and Hannah Bitner, our head librarian and production dramaturg at our Thursday performance at 10:30 and our Saturday performance at 6:45 p.m. Among the discussion topics will be the history and thematic elements of the production, the choice of setting the play in 1919 and its WWI context, Shakespeare's language, Shakespeare and Elizabethan history, and perhaps a bit about the authorship controversy. Join us for some intellectual repartee!

 

 

 

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