Grab your blanket or low lawn chair for an early evening (late afternoon) treat for the whole family! The Benicia Arts and Culture Commission, in partnership with Vallejo Shakespeare, presents William Shakespeare’s Much Adoe About Nothing at the Benicia Marina Pavilion. The Saturday, August 6th performance which starts at 4:00 p.m. is free and open to the public.
The light-hearted comedy, penned in the 16th century, revolves around two romantic pairings: Claudio and Hero and Benedick and Beatrice. With characteristic wit and banter, the story of mistaken identities, crossed wires, deception, and honor, explores themes of love and friendship, and the power of rumor, ultimately serving as a cautionary tale, warning the audience to avoid jumping to conclusions—a lesson still relevant more than 400 years later! The multi-ethnic cast and contemporary staging is designed to “reflect the community in which [the play is] performed,” says Executive Producing Director Dalia Vidor.
The Benicia Marina Pavilion is located on 2nd Street at the marina, adjacent to the Benicia Yacht Club and homes. On-street parking on East 2nd Street is available. Seating is first come – first served. Audience members are requested to be personally responsible, distance themselves accordingly and are encouraged to wear masks outside of their seating area.
For further information contact Helaine Bowles at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-746-4358.