"Evident in every moment is the company's affection for the text and joy in playing. Director James Rightmyer Jr. leans full tilt into the title's meaning - there is, indeed, much ado along the journey the characters take, but as things wind to a happy end and the company joins in song, there is the most joy and release as they hit the nonsense refrain...I thoroughly enjoyed myself during this high-quality performance. A truly excellent cast across the board." Full Review
"Joyful and high-energy production...The play text is streamlined and rendered with speed, clarity, and exuberance...Talented cast...Expertly moves between moments of slapstick humour and deeply felt emotion...Focus is on the language-spoken with such colloquial clarity that it hardly seems out of place...The performance embraces joy and merriment but with such skill that it doesn't seem naïve or simplistic. This is Shakespeare that is accessible and moving." Full Review
See it if Fab folks at HID gift us again w lighthearted Shakespeare where the tragedy is shortlived & the villains are vanquished w shrugs. Super fun!
Don't see it if you dislike modern interpretations. Note that HID reveres Shakespeare's language. Any added elements only enhance. WS would approve-Probably
See it if It's Much Ado; you know if you want to see it or not. This is a more feminist take than many you see. As good as any production I've seen.
Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare or need 100% adherence to the text.
See it if You don't enjoy Shakespeare performed traditionally
Don't see it if You want to see a traditional interpretation of Much Ado About Nothing (one of the greatest plays of all time)
Also This production apologizes for a play that needs no apologies.
See it if You enjoy laughter, anti-cliche Shakespeare, and great original music. Cut is very smart to couple an abundance of wit.
Don't see it if You are a Shakespeare purist and don't have artistic vision.
See it if You believe Shakespeare’s work are alive and should be done as intended, not locked into the time in which they were written.
Don't see it if You are a traditionalist and don’t enjoy new and innovative takes on class works.
See it if You love creative, energetic and a fresh view that stays true to the bard but at the same time adds a relevant irrelevance to his work!
Don't see it if you just had oral surgery and are afraid to smile too much
See it if You want to see a stripped-down, intimate, light-hearted but very well-performed take on one of the Bard's finest comedies
Don't see it if You're a Shakespeare purist, or if you enjoy expensive sets and costumes.
See it if If you enjoy The Bard. Like gossip. Wanna escape social media for two glorious hours. Are a fan of live music and amazing talent.
Don't see it if You don't possess empathy or the desire to watch humanity unfold before your very eyes. Go see this show! Go!
See it if If you're open to see a great play re-imagined with original music, actors who are masters of the text, and ready to have maybe a wee tear!
Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare, don't enjoy actors speaking directly to you, and aren't interested in having a laugh
See it if you love the play and want to see it performed by others who do so as well.
Don't see it if you lack the imagination to be transported by a story without complex production values or special effects.
See it if you like to have a great night out; you like to see Shakespeare staged in a way that makes it relevant and entertaining to a modern audience
Don't see it if you only prefer 4th wall intact Shakespeare; you don't like to have fun!
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