GV Shakespeare Festival's 20th Anniversary - MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Macey Madias as Beatrice, with Sean Kelley as Benedick

Macey Madias as Beatrice and Sean Kelley as Benedict

We are pleased to present our 20th anniversary production!



MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Written by William Shakespeare in about 1599 Directed by GVSU Alumna, Katherine Mayberry

Amid gossip, rumors, and love, two pairs of lovers are tricked by the evil villain. Will the trickery be discovered and their love survive? This Shakespeare comedy is about a "merry war" and their disdain for love and another's nearly speechless love for each other.

Full of lovers and villains and bumbling heroes, Much Ado About Nothing will give everybody something to cheer about. Our production takes place just as World War I is ending, and soldiers returning home from the reality of war are caught up in the merry war of wits between the sexes. The skirmishes in this battle may be more playful, but they may also be more dangerous than anyone expects. The production will feature guest Actors Equity Association actor Christopher Seiler in the role of Dogberry.

September 27 - October 6, 2013
Friday, Sept. 27 @ 7:30 - Opening night reception immediately afterwards. Saturday, Sept. 28 @ 7:30 - Pre-show discussion with Dr. Jo Miller at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 @ 2:00 Thursday, October 3 @ 7:30 Friday, October 4 @ 7:30 * - Pre-show discussion with Dr. Ben Lockerd at 6:45 p.m.
Saturday, October 5 @ 2:00 *
Saturday, October 5 @ 7:30 *
Sunday, October 6 @ 2:00 *

*Family weekend tickets available through Student Life offices: http://www.gvsu.edu/familyweekend/

Read the Lanthorn's story in Thursday, September 26th, paper! Click here!

For an order form, please click here!

Read more about the show in GVNow!

Read the Grand Rapids Business Journal's article. Click here!

Tickets are $14 for Adults, $12 for Faculty, Staff, Alumni, & Seniors, and $6 for all students and groups of 10 or more.

High school performances are available to schools Sept. 30, Oct. 1 & 3 at 10:00 a.m. For more details and tickets, please call the box office at 616-331-2300.

Tickets will be available for purchase on August 19, 2013 by calling 616-331-2300. Group orders are accepted now.

Click here for our Shakespeare Festival Student Competition information, November 2 at 2:00 p.m. at the Loosemore Auditorium, Pew Campus downtown Grand Rapids.