The Public Theater's Mobile Shakespeare Unit presents Much Ado About Nothing for underserved communities and institutions in the New York area beginning Nov. 4.
From Nov. 4-22, a company of actors offers free performances of Shakespeare's play to prisons, homeless shelters, centers for the elderly, as well as the Brownsville Recreation Center in Brooklyn, the Fortune Society in Queens and the DreamYard Project in the Bronx.
Kwame Kwei-Armah directs the production with choreography by Chase Brock. Following the tour, Much Ado About Nothing will be presented at the Public Theater Nov. 25-Dec. 15. It officially opens Dec. 3. Tickets for the Public engagement are $20.
"The Mobile Shakespeare Unit is at the heart of The Public Theater's mission to democratize our culture," Public artistic director Oskar Eustis said in a statement. "Shakespeare is for everyone, the theatre is for everyone, just as America belongs to us all. It is an honor to welcome Kwame Kwei-Armah back to The Public and to offer his delightful Much Ado About Nothing to our audiences."
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