Much Ado ABout Nothing

Ohio Shakespeare Festival

Akron, OH
Professional Theatre

By: William Shakespeare

July 4 - July 21, 2024

Show Description:

Hero meets Claudio. They fall in love. There will be a wedding. Huzzah! Beatrice and Benedick set about their “merry war” of wits, swearing up and down that they will never marry.  So the household sets up an elaborate and good-natured scheme to lead Beatrice and Benedick to the altar.  But Don John, bitter bastard brother to the Prince, cannot abide the happiness of his enemies, and manipulates a plot to upset everything. A romantic comedy and Shakespearean masterpiece, performed live under the stars at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens.

Staff and Cast

Director: Nancy Cates



8pm Thursdays
8pm Fridays
8pm Saturdays
8pm Sundays

All performances: Gates open 6pm, 7:30pm Greenshow performance

Preview Night ($15 tickets): Thursday July 4
Pay What You Will Night: Sunday July 7
Free Student Night: Thursday July 11


$15 - $35

(330) 574-2537

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Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
714 N. Portage Path
Akron, Ohio 44303