Much Ado About Nothing
By William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by Ryan Crowder
May 31 – June 23, 2018
At the Round Rock Amphitheater
The soldiers return victorious from war, but the merry sparring – and sparks – between stubborn Benedict and self-assured Beatrice have only just begun!
The soldiers return victorious from war, but the merry sparring – and sparks – between the stubborn bachelor Benedick and the self-assured Beatrice have just begun! Meanwhile, young Claudio and Hero are standing at the altar when schemes of the villainous Don John threaten to sour everyone’s happiness. Now, all hope for happy endings lies in the hands of the bumbling members of the Night’s Watch. Set on the Texas frontier, Penfold’s original adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic features live music and a cast of six virtuosic performers.
This highly-celebrated, romantic and razor-witted comedy gives us the battle of the sexes as a delicious war of words, striking hilarious chords and revealing timeless truths about love, change and acceptance.
“Delightful and very funny… All ages will enjoy the dancing, love, loss and character work. Do yourself a favor, grab some friends and head to Round Rock for this classic.” -Broadway World Austin
Director Ryan Crowder has created a smart, slimmed down adaptation of the text while adding plenty of bells and whistles to create a light piece of summer fare that is suitable for the entire family.
-Austin American Statesman
Delightful and very funny... All ages will enjoy the dancing, love, loss and character work. Do yourself a favor, grab some friends and head to Round Rock for this classic.
-Broadway World Austin
Nominated for Best Professional Play or Musical
-‘Round the Rock
Much Ado About Nothing featured Nathan Jerkins, Jennifer Jennings, Nathan Daniel Ford, Emily Christine Smith, Suzanne Balling and Taylor Flanagan.
Much Ado About Nothing was made possible by Larry Najvar of Edward Jones, the City of Round Rock, Community Impact Newspaper, GoMini’s Storage, White Rock Veterinary Hospital and the Texas Commission on the Arts.