Much Ado About Nothing: Cal Shakes Presents the Bard's Comedy Under the Stars
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The last date listed for Much Ado About Nothing was Thursday October 14, 2010 / 7:30pm.
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In this modern masterwork -- critically praised as a unique mix of Oscar Wilde and Bertolt Brecht -- the great Irish writer George Bernard Shaw pits a military industrialist against his crusading daughter. She's a Salvation Army major; he's an arms manufacturer and whiskey distiller -- on certain issues, they could not disagree more. But when he begins donating money to her organization, matters come to a head as the characters grapple with questions of business, faith, family and philanthropy. After 16 years, A.C.T. brings Shaw back to the stage with this co-production with Theatre Calgary, one of A.C.T.'s favorite Canadian collaborators, featuring an international cast of Canadian and American actors. Learn More
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Cal Shakes does not disappoint with their last production of this season. Much Ado has always been one of my favorite Shakespeare comedies, especially with the sharp tongues of Benedick and Beatrice. And here, the actors who play those two roles certainly did not disappoint. Their chemistry was fantastic, though I have to admit that Benedick won the audience over with his deliveries and expressions. The rest of the cast was just as good. Don John was way over the top, but it worked for me, in a cartoonish villain kind of way. It's light and good fun, so enjoy what is presented!
The men return from war only to find new battles on the field of love in Italy’s countryside. Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone helms Shakespeare’s comedy of love delayed, filled with villainy, betrayal, and a glorious ending celebrating the joy of love and the power of redemption.
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