"Much Ado About Nothing" at Cedarville

by Public Relations

Romance, wit and deception unite in one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies. Beginning January 28, the Cedarville University theatre program will present “Much Ado About Nothing.”

A comedy bordering dangerously close to tragedy, Shakespeare’s timeless themes of war, nationalism and heroism are weaved into a mid-1940’s setting of Charleston, South Carolina. Two lovers - Claudio and Hero - anticipate the day they will be married. To pass the time before their wedding, the couple conspires with Prince Don Pedro to trick Beatrice and Benedick, two of their friends who are sworn enemies, into confessing their love for each other. The confusion gets more complex when the prince’s illegitimate brother plans to sabotage the coming wedding.

“In ‘Much Ado,’ great drama occurs as opposing forces collide,” shares Matt Moore, associate professor of communication arts and director of the play. “That’s one of the reasons this play is such great entertainment: sweet is mixed with sour, and triumph with near tragedy.”

“Much Ado About Nothing” opens January 28 at 8 p.m. For more information, call 937-766-7959 or visit www.cedarville.edu/ticketinfo. Pre-show entertainment will include live jazz music.

Located in Cedarville, Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist university of arts, sciences, professional and graduate programs. Featuring a worldwide Christian ministries program, the University offers more than 100 areas of study to 3,000 students. Visit the University Web site at www.cedarville.edu.