Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (American Son
, A Raisin in the Sun
) directs a bold new take on Shakespeare’s cherished comedy of romantic retribution and miscommunication, Much Ado About Nothing
. In this modern production, we find the community of Messina celebrating a break from an ongoing war. But not all is peaceful amid the revelry, as old rivals engage in a battle of wits, unexpected foes plot revenge, and young lovers are caught in a tumultuous courtship – until love proves the ultimate trickster, and undoes them all.SYNOPSIS:
The course of true love never runs smooth. Beatrice and Benedick bicker constantly, but are easily tricked into admitting warm feelings for each other. Claudio and Hero, soon to be wed, are separated by a malicious rumor. Will both couples reach the marriage altar?
Directed by Kenny Leon
Starring Danielle Brooks, Grantham Coleman, Jamar Brathwaite, Chuck Cooper, Javen Crosby, Denzel Fields, Jeremie Harris, Tayler Harris, Erik Laray Harvey, Kai Heath, Daniel Croix Henderson, Tyrone Mitchell Henderson, Tiffany Denise Hobbs, Lateefah Holder, Lawanda Hopkins, Billy Eugene Jones, Margaret Odette, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Jaime Lincoln Smith, Jazmine Stewart, Khiry Walker, Olivia Washington, and Latra A. Wilson
Show Times: Tuesday-Sunday @8pmpublictheater.org