Photos: See the Cast of Prague Shakespeare Company's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in Action!
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING is Shakespeare's beloved comedy of love, languish and language, featuring the ongoing battle of words and wits between Beatrice and Benedick and the dangerous deeds of Don John. In the Prague Shakespeare Company production of MUCH ADO (now playing at Main Street Theater) it's 1942 England.
Secure in an underground bunker, a group of British patriots - servicemen and women put on a radio broadcast of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to raise morale of Allied soldiers on the front and men and women at home. It's a radio broadcast featuring radio performances from Allied pilots and female volunteers as well as Aurora Jones -- a Hollywood film star volunteering with the American Red Cross.
Audiences in the theater not only watch the actors record a radio play version of MUCH ADO, but they also get to see the actors create all the sound effects and other behind-the-scenes happenings involved with this group of soldiers and patriots putting on the show.
This production premiered in Prague in 2015 and instantly became one of the most successful productions of PSC's history, garnering international attention. The company played MUCH ADO (and its production of MACBETH which Main Street brought to Houston several years ago) in Egypt at the historic Library of Alexandria as part of their 2016 Shakespeare Birthday celebration.