Fort Morgan, CO 9/30/2020. Morgan Community College (MCC) Center for Arts and Community Enrichment (CACE) will offer a virtual performance of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing by actors from the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. The prerecorded performance will be available for the community to view either in-person or virtually, and all participants will be able to access a live talk-back session with the actors.
The in-person viewing will be held October 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM in Bloedorn Lecture Hall, located at 920 Barlow Road. Community members may also view the performance from the comfort of their homes by requesting a link that will be available for viewing October 21-23. The talk-back with the actors will be held via Zoom at 7:45 PM for both in-person and virtual participants immediately following the live viewing.
Much Ado About Nothing is a story about love, misunderstanding, and deception. Beatrice and Benedick hate each other, or seem to, and their friends devise a way to help the two confess their true feelings. Hero and Claudio love each other but must endure a plot to break them up. Much Ado About Nothing addresses the important topics of reputation, truth, trust and manipulation.
This abbreviated, 4-actor version of Much Ado About Nothing was developed by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival as part of their Shakespeare & Violence Prevention program for middle and high school students but is appropriate for general audiences.
The Fort Morgan event was originally scheduled to be a live performance in the Fort Morgan High School auditorium. Due to COVID-19, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival transitioned their performances to a virtual format, and MCC moved the viewing to Bloedorn Hall at the MCC campus.
Participants are requested to register at MorganCC.edu/muchado to RSVP for the free October 23 live viewing or to request the performance link. Seating for the in-person viewing is limited to 28 people. Participants will be required to wear facial coverings and practice social distancing.
The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company in residence at the University of Colorado Boulder. For more information, visit cupresents.org/series/shakespeare-festival.
The performance is sponsored by generous CACE donors and by the Colorado Creative Industries (CCI).
For more information about this performance or other CACE events, contact CACE Coordinator Suzanna Spears at (970) 542-3180 or Suzanna.Spears@MorganCC.edu. Additional information about CACE is available at www.morgancc.edu/CACE.