Much Ado About Nothing (Hamlet Isn't Dead) NYC Reviews and Tickets
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever, Hilarious
About the Show
Hamlet Isn't Dead presents Shakespeare's timeless romantic comedy, which follows the ups and downs of love in the Italian countryside.
The blossoming love between young Claudio and Hero is sabotaged by the arch-villain Don John, while bickering Beatrice and Benedick need no help to make each other crazy. As with all Shakespearean comedies, the truth will out (though, in this case, not without some obstruction from the bumbling constable Dogberry) and love will win the day.
"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."
"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."