The laughter was flowing on opening night of “Much Ado About Nothing.” So were a few tears, in the darker moments of the splendid new California Shakespeare Theater production of Shakespeare’s autumnal comedy.
Balance is always the challenge in “Much Ado”; audiences who laugh their way through Act 1 are often surprised by the somber tone of Act 2. Read More
At first glance, “Much Ado About Nothing” might seem an odd choice for the all-female theater company Woman’s Will.
Shakespeare’s comedy is all about the battle of the sexes, particularly the “merry war” between its principal characters, Beatrice and Benedick.
But the new production that opened July 10 in Berkeley’s John Hinkel Park captures the play’s essence with skill and considerable insight. Read More