MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Genre: Classical, Comedy
Written by William Shakespeare, Directed by Gregory Couba

Love. War. Conspiracy. Sex. Betrayal. Death. Could all these things truly amount to Nothing? In Shakespeare’s beloved comedy Much Ado About Nothing, Don Pedro and his men return victoriously from war to the house of Leonato, Governor of Messina. Proven in battle, Claudio proposes to Leonato's dutiful daughter Hero, to the dismay of his comrade, Benedick, who wittily battles with the Lady Beatrice on the demerits of love. The stage is set for merry conflict as those who jest at love are caught in a hilarious conspiracy to make them fall in love. Meanwhile a sinister plot brews to unmake Claudio and Hero's nuptials, setting in motion a series of events that challenge loyalties, test character, and examine the fickleness of life and love.

Incorporating a vibrant and diverse cast, Snapped Productions deconstructs outdated female archetypes, challenges masculine stereotypes, and advances the classic ideas about male/female relationships, seen here through a modern lens. Much Ado About Nothing is exactly that—the whimsy of human beings taking what should be simple – love – and making it absurdly (and often times, laughably) complex.


About the Company: Snapped Productions

 

Snapped Productions strives to create work that realizes artistic desires--challenging ourselves existentially, pursuing truth through experimentation, and manifesting fulfillment of personal and community expression--in an environment that supports the upward careers of company members. 

Snapped Production's focus on new voices--supporting new plays and playwrights, breathing fresh ideas into classic works, offering unique opportunities to emerging actors and stage managers, and showcasing the work of up and coming, imaginative directors and design staff--ensures that the vital human need for storytelling grows limitlessly.  While remaining firmly in the realm of theatre, Snapped Productions explores all types of media as expression, promotion and extension of work on the stage. By committing to produce two shows per year, Snapped hopes to build a reputation in the theater community of delivering high-quality, refreshing productions whilst offering professional opportunities to artistic staff and cast.  One production will be a new work developed through collaboration with the playwright.  The other production will a classic or revival work, specifically chosen to give opportunity to a director, artistic and production staff at the beginning of their careers.

Open:   02/14/13
Close:   03/02/13

Schedule:
Wednesday & Thursday @ 7:30pm
Friday & Saturday @ 8pm
Saturday @ 3pm / Sundays @ 5pm
Theater:   133rd Street Arts Center
Address:   308 West 133rd Street - 2 Fl
New York, NY 10027
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Cost:$20-$25
Buy Tickets Online or Call: at 347-762-7731
Company: Snapped Productions         Official Web Site: www.snappedproductions.com