Venue Details

Chicago Shakespeare Theater - Upstairs Theater
On Navy Pier 800 E. Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611
312-595-5600
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 67 members
Deb O.
Review from Deb O.
Red Velvet 43 events 22 reviews

Very creative, energetic, and inspiring performance.

reviewed Jul 13 2008 report as inappropriate
FayeR
Review from FayeR
Red Velvet 35 events 7 reviews

Very funny -- the Q Brothers are amazing storytellers!

reviewed Jul 02 2008 report as inappropriate
LunchLadyU
Review from LunchLadyU
50 events 46 reviews

Very entertaining! Review the storyline before you go if not familiar with Much Ado About Nothing.

reviewed Jul 18 2008 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“A bawdy and fun remix! Exceedingly smart and funny… It’s clever stuff. This lively and well-performed show will greatly amuse. When it comes to funking up the Bard, the Q’s are your guys.” —Chicago Tribune
“I defy you, whatever your age or rhythmic persuasion, to go to this ‘ad-rap-tation’… and come out without a gigantic grin on your face. This show… glides and pops its way onto the stage with a self-confidence that would be brazen if it weren’t 100 percent justified. The rhymes—and the energy—just don’t stop. —TimeOut London
“Downright irresistible… its cast of six actors are so physically and verbally agile, and so savvy in their ability to adapt to a whole new meter and method, that it’s a pleasure just to watch them mix it up with such complete brilliance.” —Chicago Sun-Times
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Description

Funk It Up About Nothin’

a “hip-hoptation” of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

Created and directed by GQ and JQ

A fresh urban take on a story as old skool as love itself, and complete with a live DJ, B-boys and girls, MCs and divas, Funk It Up About Nothin’ is more than a rom-com street party with bangin’ bass. It’s an outrageous “hip-hoptation” based on the Bard’s classic comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Whether you’re looking for a great night of hip hop or a new way to think about Shakespeare, Funk It Up About Nothin’ delivers an intense, high-energy story like no other.

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