By William Shakespeare
Directed by Lisa Gaye Dixon
They bicker and they banter, they mock and charm, they are Beatrice and Benedick, Shakespeare’s beguiling comedic characters of Much Ado About Nothing . Considered Shakespeare’s best romantic-comedy, Much Ado provides us with witty timeless language, a set of young mistake-prone lovers, bumbling sidekicks, and a perfectly matched couple who are yet to discover it.
|Friday, July 1 (Preview)||8 p.m.|
|Saturday, July 2 (Opening Night)||8 p.m.|
|Tuesday, July 12||7:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday, July 13||7:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, July 16||8 p.m.|
|Sunday, July 17 (Pre-Show Talk at 6 p.m.)||7:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday, July 20 (ASL-Interpreted Performance)||7:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, July 21 (Post-Show Talk Back)||7:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, July 23||8 p.m.|
|Sunday, July 24||7:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday, July 26||7:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, July 28||7:30 p.m.|
|Friday, July 29||8 p.m.|
|Tuesday, August 2||7:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday, August 3||7:30 p.m.|
|Friday, August 5||8 p.m.|
Much Ado About Nothing Cheat Sheet
Created by Dramaturg Kee-Yoon Nahm, this cheat sheet features character descriptions, character relationships, and a synopsis of the play.
Beyond the Stage Interview: Different and also the same
Festival Dramaturg Kee-Yoon Nahm spoke with director Lisa Gaye Dixon about the upcoming production of Much Ado about Nothing at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival.
Beyond the Stage interview: Music and storytelling
Festival Dramaturg Kee-Yoon Nahm interviews M. Anthony Reimer, festival sound designer and composer at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival.
Beyond the Stage: On nothing
This article explores the theme of “nothingness” across the two Shakespeare plays in ISF’s 2022 season: Much Ado about Nothing and King Lear.
Beyond the Stage: Shakespeare’s good friars
Festival Dramaturg Kee-Yoon Nahm writes about Shakespeare’s use of friars as characters in his plays.
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