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Much Ado About Nothing
The course of true love never did run smoothly. Shakespeare's quintessential romantic comedy finds soldiers returning home and trading their military uniforms for wedding bands, their pistols for love letters. With the kingdom at peace there's now time for the "merry war" between Beatrice and Benedick to rage once more. But to bring the witty ex-lovers together will require outrageous rumors, a disrupted wedding, a faked death, the supreme incompetence of the local law enforcement, and the outright double-dealing of their dearest friends. Helmed by Simon Godwin, who combines a contemporary eye with a fastidious ear for Shakespeares language (The Guardian), Much Ado is a sparkling screwball comedy and a deep affirmation of love.