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Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare in the Park

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Bruce Longworth
Jun 1 — Jun 26, 2022
Shakespeare Glen, Forest Park

Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s most popular and enduring comedies. The central characters, Beatrice and Benedick, are thorny, intelligent, witty and hopelessly bad at love. A battle royale ensues in a hilarious attempt to resist their overpowering mutual attraction that makes Much Ado such a timeless story of romance, suspicion and restoration. 

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Leadership support for the 2022 season is provided by the Whitaker Foundation, Edward Jones, Regional Arts Commission, Emerson, Evolution St. Louis & The Jon E. Lewis Trust, R.C. Kemper Jr. Charitable Trust – UMB Bank, N.A., Trustee, The Bellwether Foundation, Inc., The Strive Fund, Missouri Arts Council, The Trio Foundation of St. Louis, Missouri Arts Council, Regional Arts Commission, The Gertrude & William A. Bernoudy Foundation, Anonymous, Ameren Corporation, Buckingham Strategic Wealth, Buckingham Strategic Wealth, Clifford Willard Gaylord Foundation, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Red Key Realty Leaders, Margaret Blanke Grigg Foundation, Dorothy Weinel Eppinger Foundation and Vestal Corporation