Come experience Shakespeare’s timeless comedy, "Much Ado About Nothing," as presented by Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre Nov. 10-12 and Nov. 15-19 at the Arena Theatre in the MSU Auditorium.
Shakespeare serves up playful deceit and cleverness in this enchanting story about love, laughter and lighthearted deception as the cunning DG hatches a plan to disrupt the union of starry-eyed Claudio and Hero, while Beatrice and Benedick are tricked into revealing their concealed affections.
“We have taken a timeless classic and explored the complexity and layered themes in the show in a way that feels relevant to the now, but also has that nostalgia associated with it,” said Basil Winters, assistant director and senior B.A. theater major. “If we can inspire a conversation on the way back home for people who see the show, I would say we have done our job.”
Friday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m.*
Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m.**
Friday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 18, at 2 and 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m.
*Director Pre-Show Discussion at 1:15 p.m. prior to the Sunday, Nov. 12, performance.
**Post-Show Discussion following the Thursday, Nov. 16, performance.
General Admission – $20
Seniors and Faculty – $15
Students – $10
Tickets can be purchased at the Arena Theatre Ticket Office, which will open one hour prior to each performance. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each show and will close 5 minutes after the posted start time as late seating beyond that point will disrupt the performers and fellow audience members. –
For more information, please visit the Wharton Center for Performing Arts website.