A celebration of true love, friendship, and wit, Much Ado About Nothing features some of Shakespeare’s most satisfying language as it tells the story of two romantic pairings and accompanying comedy, trickery, and intrigue.
The story follows Beatrice and Benedick, two quick-witted and sarcastic individuals who are happily single, but whose friends believe they would make a great romantic match. Set in the Early Modern world, an era of ever-changing attitudes towards marriage and power, the play presents a society at once filled with progressive feminist impulses and countervailing forces rooted in traditional patriarchal values. With his astonishing wit and insight, Shakespeare explores the complexities that underlie these growing social tensions.
|Drama Desk Award|
|1985||Outstanding Actor in a Play||Nominee|
|1985||Outstanding Costume Design||Winner|
|1985||Outstanding Set Design||Nominee|
|1985||Outstanding Sound Design||Winner|
|1985||Costume Design (Play or Musical)||Nominee|
|1985||Best Actress in a Play||Nominee|
|1985||Best Actor in a Play||Winner|
|1985||Scenic Design (Play or Musical)||Nominee|
|1985||Revival (Play or Musical)||Nominee|
|1985||Lighting Design (Play or Musical)||Nominee|
|1985||Best Direction of a Play||Nominee|