October 23, 2020
Beatrice and Benedick hate each other (or seem to), but their friends suspect the constant bickering masks “a mountain of affection” and set out to trap the frenemies into confessing their feelings. Hero and Claudio love each other, but the villain Don John plots to break them up by spreading nasty rumors about Hero. One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, Much Ado About Nothing asks important questions about reputation, truth, trust, and manipulation. When does teasing go too far and a “merry war” turn hostile? What kind of damage can gossip cause?
This abbreviated, 4-actor version of Much Ado About Nothing, performed on the Colorado Shakespeare Festival main stage, was developed for middle and high school audiences throughout Colorado as a part of a larger Shakespeare & Violence Prevention project, which uses situations and questions in Shakespeare plays to help students brainstorm creative solutions to violence and conflict they might encounter in their own lives.
Although this was developed for students, it is a performance that everyone can enjoy. The performance for the general public is supported in part by Colorado Creative Industries.
We have two ways for you to enjoy this performance:
View and Discuss In-Person
Come to Bloedorn Lecture Hall on the Fort Morgan Campus on October 23 to watch the 45- minute, pre-recorded performance (from the Colorado Shakespeare Festival) and take place in discussion with the performers and fellow viewers via Zoom.
There is a cap of 28 allowed due to COVID-19 restrictions. All participants will be required to wear masks and observe social distancing guidelines.
View and Discuss Online
Request a link to view the 45-minute, pre-recorded performance from the comfort and safety of your home (sent to you October 21) and participate in the live discussion with the actors via Zoom on October 23.
Register for Access
This event has passed. Find out about our other great events at MorganCC.edu/cace.