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Two Performances, Two Nights in Drake Park, Bend, OR—August 23rd and 24th
One Performance, One Night at SHARC, Sunriver, OR—August 25th
Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing is a classic Shakespearean comedy featuring some of the Bard’s favorite themes, including trysts between lovers, battles of the sexes, deception, love, and marriage. It also features two of Shakespeare’s most enjoyable characters, Beatrice and Benedick. Will this quarreling duo finally admit their attraction to each other, or will their love of trickery keep them apart? Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s most in-depth explorations of character, and one of his most enduring love stories. The setting of Sicily, Italy will provide a beautiful set ad is sure to be on of the most romantic evenings of the summer.
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Performances start at 7:00 p.m.
Please join us for this annual opportunity to enjoy Shakespeare in the Park in Bend and Sunriver
The challenge with any of Shakespeare’s plays is to make a 21st century audience understand a 16th century text. It is a challenge we readily accept. At Bend Shakespeare in the Park, we don’t want to dumb the language down to make it accessible, rather, we want to focus diligently on serving the language up to make its meaning as clear and as understandable as it was in Shakespeare’s day.
Fortunately, in MUCH ADO, so much of that work has already been done for us. Shakespeare has crafted such accessible characters, in identifiable situations, our job really is just to get out of the way and let his genius shine through.
—Grant Turner (director)
ADA Seating Accommodations: We have placed seats on hold for those needing accommodation. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for access to those seats and more information.