Much Ado About Nothing
Love, deception, and razor-sharp repartee take the stage as the University of South Carolina Department of Theatre and Dance presents Much Ado About Nothing, Thursdays through Sundays, October 25-November 9 at Drayton Hall Theatre in Columbia. In William Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, directed by Dustin Whitehead, the noble Don Pedro has his mind set on bringing together two romantic couples: the smitten Claudio and Hero, and the constantly-bickering Benedick and Beatrice. His matchmaking efforts are foiled, however, by the scheming of the jealous, conniving Don John. Featuring some of The Bard’s most cunning wordplay and a cadre of his most colorful characters, Much Ado About Nothing is indeed a “merry war” filled with adventure, romance and unwavering wit.