Much Ado About Nothing: Shakespeare's Comedy Set in the Caribbean
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The last date listed for Much Ado About Nothing was Sunday November 29, 2009 / 7:00pm.
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History, myth and a contemporary wit are frequent bedfellows in Scottish poet Carol Ann Duffy's work. A celebrated and award-winning poet, writer and playwright, Duffy has won the T.S. Eliot Prize and a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, among others, and was appointed Britain's Poet Laureate in 2009, the first woman to hold the position. Her collections of poetry include The Bees, Rapture and Jubilee Lines. For this appearance, she'll read selections from her own work and from her favorite works by others. Learn More
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Featured review from Kate Shereau
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This was a joyous, well-acted and lively production of Much Ado. I've seen the play many times, but this was by far the best presentation ever. The actors were all wonderful, although special kudos go to Alex Perez for his role as Dogberry. He practically steals the show whenever he comes on stage. The production design was fantastic, setting it in DC in the Caribbean community was brilliant. The director deserves special praise for his staging of this wonderful play.
From Washington City Paper’s 2009 Fall Arts Preview:
“With any luck, Timothy Douglas’s Caribbean update of Much Ado About Nothing will make an even more joyful noise. There’s reason to hope: Douglas made dazzling work out of Robert O’Hara’s uproarious Insurrection: Holding History at Theater Alliance a couple of years back, and his no-nonsense résumé includes the world premiere of August Wilson’s final play, Radio Golf. Bonus good sign: The guy who’ll be playing Benedick, the fast-talking, Beatrice-bashing smart-mouth brought to his knees by love? That would be Howard Overshown, a veteran of shows as diverse as Dael Orlandersmith’s Yellowman and Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play.” —Trey Graham
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