Shakesperience In Sandy Hook: ‘Much Ado About Nothing,’ August 24

This year’s Shakesperience production will be Much Ado About Nothing, to be performed in the green at McLaughlin Vineyards on Saturday, August 24, at 4 pm (rain date August 25).

As the title of this play suggests, there is a lot of fuss over nothing is this Shakespeare work. Claudio and Hero fall in love and plan to get married, but the villainous Don John slanders Hero with false evidence. The wedding is ruined and Hero faints.

Her family soon suspects slander and decides to pretend that Hero died from shock. Don John’s evil plan is soon revealed and Claudio mourns Hero’s death.

Eventually, Hero is revealed to be alive and the marriage goes ahead as planned. In the play’s closing moments, it is reported that Don John has been captured for his crime.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 children and senior citizens.

In addition, two different flavors of mead and food created by When Taste Matters will be available for purchase. To find out more about the mead and the menu for that day visit www.mclaughlinvineyards.com. Bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. Picnics are welcome.

Shakesperience was founded in 1996 by Emily Mattina and Jeffrey Lapham, with a mission to educate and inspire students, families, and theater professionals through the arts. The non-profit organization is headquartered on Bank Street in downtown Waterbury.

The vineyard is at 15 Alberts Hill Road in Sandy Hook. To purchase tickets call 203-754-2531 or visit www.shakesperienceproductions.org

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