Jonathan Cake and Maggie Siff star in Theatre for a New Audience's production of Shakespeare's classic.
|Preview||feb 02, 2013|
|Opening||feb 17, 2013|
|Closing||apr 06, 2013|
2hrs, 40mins. (1 Intermission)
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Like Kate and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew, Beatrice and Benedick of Much Ado become a couple only after insult and attack. In this remarkably modern comedy, dazzling language becomes a mediating force between the fusty conventions of love and marriage and the complexities of extraordinarily intelligent and worldly-wise people. In Shakespeare’s stinging and thoughtful comedy of wit, victorious soldiers returning from war set their sights on the peacetime pleasures of clever banter and romance in a jaunty world of aristocratic artifice. However, when false information leads one proud nobleman to cruelly denounce his beloved on their wedding day, the verbal sparring sours into private warfare.
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