Genre: Classical, Comedy
©Scott Hartman Designer
By William Shakespeare, Directed by Kristin Skye Hoffmann

Shakespeare in a modern setting? Yeah, cuz that's original. ... What-ev.

Wide Eyed Productions' sets their second full-length production, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in the heart of New York's trendiest neighborhood, and guess what, it feels right at home.

Isolated in their cozy enclave of the pampered and privileged, fearing not the distant wars in Arabia, saucy chicks and horny dudes make the process of hooking-up much harder than it needs to be. No, this isn't Williamsburg-- Oh wait. ... It is Williamsburg!

Welcome to Café' Messina, the hippest java joint in Willy-B, where you'll meet a barista named Beatrice who swears never to love a man. Queue the Indian door chimes, and enter Benedick. Just back from a big win the kickball championships on the west coast. Sparks fly as their friends attempt to couple these old foes. Is it a
love-lost cause, or a match made in hipster-heaven?

Wide Eyed Productions, the company that told you to "keep your eyes wide for whatever they do next," follows up the success of The Medea (read the rave review at with this hilarious offering to the winter season.

Complete with ironic tag-line: "You're Mom's Much Ado About Nothing," this production is a hipster-magnet 400 years in the making.

About the Company: Wide Eyed Productions

Wide Eyed Productions is a New York-based collective dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the creation of risk-taking, relevant theatre. Through a core ensemble committed to both the birth of contemporary works and the rebirth of classic texts, it is our goal through collaborative process to discover and create new theatre that stimulates the imagination and awakens the public's passion for high standards in performing arts.

Cast: Lea Mckenna-Garcia
Open:   02/21/08
Close:   03/16/08

February 21-23, 7:30pm
February 24, 3pm
February 28-March 1, 7:30pm
March 2, 3pm
March 6-8, 7:30pm
March 9, 3pm
March 13-15, 7:30pm
March 16, 3pm
Theater:   Gene Frankel Theatre
Address:   24 Bond St.
New York, NY 10012
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Closest subway: 6 to Bleecker, walk north to Bond, west to the theatre

Cost:$18.00, $15.00 Students and Seniors
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