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  Much Ado About Nothing at Oak Park Festival Theatre

Much Ado About Nothing

Oak Park Festival Theatre
157 Forest Avenue Oak Park

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING written by William Shakespeare directed by Melanie Keller Love is in the air when triumphant soldiers return from battle, oblivious that another kind of war is about to begin at home. Benedick, a solider and confirmed bachelor, is thrown into a battle of wit and words with the acid-tongued Beatrice - and though they resist it, the magnetic attraction between them grows stronger with every argument. Meanwhile, Benedick's friend Claudio is head over heels for Hero, and they will soon be wed. Everyone's world is shattered when Claudio, influenced by a scheming malcontent, levels a shocking accusation at Hero. Who is to be believed?

Thru - Aug 31, 2019

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 7:00pm

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 708-445-4440

  Much Ado About Nothing Reviews
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Chicago Reader - Somewhat Recommended

"...These four are surrounded by a fine ensemble, most of whom do their best to support the leads. Bret Tuomi doesn't quite hit all the right comic notes as the foolish Constable Dogberry, though he finds enough to earn some laughs. But with lovers who don't even seem to like each other in the leads, this romance hits the rocks pretty early, and founders for the rest of the evening."
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Jack Helbig

Windy City Times - Recommended

"...Oak Park's Much Ado, despite the cicadas and other occasional issues with lighting and sound, is a very enjoyable evening under the August stars. Bring a blanket, a picnic, and maybe a bottle of wine; you'll have a great time."
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Karen Topham

Around The Town Chicago - Recommended

"...“Thy eternal summer shall not fade,” Shakespeare once said. But neither do the stars. Behind a wispy curtain of clouds, the stars up high shone brightly upon the stars on stage throughout opening night’s performance of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” This production in modern dress is directed by Melanie Keller and culminates the 45th year of classical outdoor theater at Austin Gardens under the auspices of the Oak Park Festival Theatre and the Park District of Oak Park."
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Julia W. Rath

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