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SC Shakespeare Opens Much Ado About Nothing
The South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
The South Carolina Shakespeare Company brings back crowd favorite, Much Ado About Nothing for the Spring!
"If we can do this, then Cupid is no longer an archer, for we are the only love gods!"
An exuberant and joyous production!
Much Ado About Nothing is coming back for an encore! With our fall performances of this timeless comedy cut down by hurricanes and storms, Much Ado About Nothing is getting a reprisal to delight the Midlands this summer! Come see a production that has been described by many audience members as “the best Much Ado they’ve seen.” Don’t miss this second chance to catch the show in either the beautiful Ice House Amphitheatre in Lexington or the historic Hampton Preston Gardens in downtown Columbia.
Innovative and dynamic, the South Carolina Shakespeare Company has gained a well-earned and critically successful reputation as one of the foremost producers of Shakespeare and the classics in South Carolina. Currently in its twenty-seventh season, and based in Columbia, this seasoned, classically-trained troupe still provides free performances of the Bard’s treasured works in an outdoor setting just as they were originally seen.
Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s most well-crafted romantic comedies and, while it’s often remembered for the verbal sparring between Beatrice and Benedict concerning their determination to fend off Cupid’s arrows, the duo is actually a subplot for the instantaneous romance between the young, dashing Claudio and the beautiful Hero. But don’t be fooled by the title! A LOT happens in this play: many wonderful, happy, tragic, and funny “somethings” happen on the grounds of Leonato’s villa where Don Pedro and his comrades have returned from war.
Director Linda Khoury has chosen a talented cast for this production, including George Dinsmore, Katie Mixon, Tracy Steele, Claude Durbin, Caitlin White, Ripley Thames, Douglas McConnell, Becky Hunter, JB Marple, Kashaad Kraus, Lonetta Thompson, and Becky Hunter.
Bring your lawn chair and picnic baskets and join SC SHAKES for exuberant excitement and hilarious action in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. For more information, call 787-2273 or contact www.shakespearesc.org. Admission is FREE FOR ALL
Ice House Amphitheatre
107 W. Main Street
Thursday - Saturday, June 1st - 3rd @ 7:30 pm
Thursday - Saturday, June 8th - 10th @ 7:30 pm
Hampton Preston Gardens
1615 Blanding Street (downtown Columbia)
Wednesday - Friday, June 14th - 16th @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 17th @ 3:00 pm
Admission is FREE FOR ALL