6660 Manasota Key Road
“Much Ado About Nothing,” an Asolo Rep, FSU/Asolo Conservatory BardWired production — In partnership with Asolo Repertory Theatre
Monday, November 1, 5:30pm
Hermitage Beach; entrance at 6660 Manasota Key Road, Englewood
Registration is required. $5 per person.
In this 45-minute innovative adaptation, experience the Bard like never before —as part of a neighborhood block party! … While their soldiers have been away at war, the community of Messina has learned to lean on each other for support. The intrepid (and self-appointed) Neighborhood Watch are young scouts, led by troupe leader Dogberry—and scout surveillance is at high alert. As the neighborhood’s war heroes Benedick, Claudio, and Don Pedro return home, they have to renegotiate their place on the block. While young Hero and Claudio immediately fall in love, quick witted Benedick and Beatrice need a matchmaker’s push, but their love and re-integration into Messina are jeopardized by dastardly Don John’s villainous machinations.