William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

July 13 - August 7 | Schubert Theater

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"There was a star danced,
and under that was I born."

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Matt Pfeiffer

July 13 - August 7 | Schubert Theater

With a zest for love and a love of life, Shakespeare’s spirited comedy offers a tale of two courtships. Beatrice and Benedick elevate the art of the quarrel in their duel of glittering wordplay, while Claudio and Hero have their true love put to the test. Dastardly villains are challenged by comical officers, as honor and desire collide to create much ado about laughter
and love. Ages 6+



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Show Extras:

  • Meet the actors for an informal talk-back after the show. Thursday, July 21, July 28, and August 4.
  • Prologues: Joins us for insights into the play in an informal setting. Free. Held in the theatre 45 minutes prior to curtain. DOWNLOAD DIGITAL PROLOGUE HERE.
  • Savoring Shakespeare: specialty dinner themed to the play with behind-the scenes insights. Sunday, July 31, 5:00pm.
  • Evening performances are at 6:30pm on Tuesday and 7:30pm on Wednesday through Sunday. Matinee performances are at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Masks are required for all performances.

Performance Calendar


"...versatile and vibrant cast..."

Lehigh Valley Press

"...humorously bringing in the audience for the fun."

Lehigh Valley Stage

"...no one left without a smile on their face."

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Read more about Much Ado and the Director's Take

It is a rare thing to find a play which is lighthearted yet sincere, joyous yet poignant, rollicking yet solemn. Somehow Shakespeare’s bittersweet comedy Much Ado About Nothing manages to be all these things. Composed at the height of Shakespeare’s career, along with beloved comedies such as Twelfth Night and As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing remains one of the playwright’s most popular and most performed plays.


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