Genre: Classical, Comedy
William Shakespeare, Nicole Schalmo

“Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.”

After receiving praise from audiences and critics alike for their smash hit productions of Hamlet and Macbeth in 2013, What Dreams May Co Shakespeare explores the dangers and the delights of love. It's risks, it's rewards, it's passion and it's price. Join us for our 2014 season as we bring to life 2 couples whose tales embody all these qualities...with uproarious laughter, with unrestrained joy, and with unfathomable sorrow. First up…Much Ado About Nothing.

Director Nicole Schalmo brings Beatrice and Benedick’s merry war of words to small town USA, where this tale of slander and scandal might very well have been pulled from the headlines in present day Middle America. Costume and set designs reflect the Midwestern feel and help to shine a present-day light on the gender and socioeconomic themes that help drive each character. Prepare for a hilarious and heartwarming journey as What Dreams May Co once again holds the mirror up to nature.

Featuring: Meghan Blakeman, Lauren Marie Callen, Andrew Dahreddine, Gregg Ellson, Jonathan Emerson, Kate Fallon, Kenny Fedorko, Sam Gibbs, Aimee Marcelle, Kelly McCready, Isaac Allen Miller, Chrissy Sheehan, Rafael Svarin, and Gonzalo Trigueros

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About the Company: What Dreams May Co

What Dreams May Co. is dedicated to making the classics accessible to all. Simple, minimalistic productions leave the focus on the language and characters, challenging the actors in the company to reach new levels and expand their knowledge of the classics. Passionate performances delve to the heart of the text, bringing the story to life in a way that connects with and immerses modern audiences. After all, "What dreams may come, when we have shuffled off this mortal coil, must give us pause." With our productions, we hope every person has a chance to experience that moment to pause, be touched by the beauty of the language, and carry that experience with them into the world.

Open:   06/05/14
Close:   06/21/14

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Performances of Much Ado About Nothing are
June 5th – June 21ST @ 8PM
Matinee Performances June 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st @ 3PM

Theater:   133rd Street Arts Center
Address:   308 West 133rd Street - 2 Fl
New York, NY 10027
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