Free Summer Shakespeare Returns to Round Rock with “Much Ado About Nothing” | May 31 – June 23, 2018

Penfold Theatre Company presents “Much Ado About Nothing” free-of-charge May 31 – June 23 at the Round Rock Amphitheater. Much Ado About Nothing is for all ages. No reservations are required. Donations are appreciated. Shows take place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm.

Penfold’s production of this much beloved Shakespearean comedy is set on the Texas frontier, featuring live music and a trimmed-down cast of six virtuosic performers. It also marks the eighth installment in the company’s “Penfold in the Park” series, an annual offering of free, outdoor summer theatre, made possible by a partnership with the City of Round Rock Parks & Recreation Department.

The soldiers return victorious from battle, but the merry sparring – and sparks – between the stubborn bachelor Benedick and the self-assured Beatrice are just beginning! Meanwhile, young Claudio and Hero are standing at the altar when schemes of the villainous Don John threaten to sour everyone’s happiness. Now, all hope for happy endings lies in the hands of the bumbling members of the Night’s Watch.

Audience members are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the Allan Houser Sculptor Exhibit, currently on display next door in Centennial Plaza, or one of several special pre-show performances scheduled throughout the run.

“When I tell people that this year’s free performance will be Much Ado About Nothing, I often hear, ‘Oh, that’s my favorite Shakespeare play!’” says Producing Artistic Director Ryan Crowder. “And it’s easy to see why: It’s fun, funny, beautiful… and the electric chemistry between Benedick and Beatrice – two equally powerful but also equally flawed individuals – enchants us with an image of love that rings truer than romanticized ideals we get elsewhere. And yes, they’re also hilarious.”

Much Ado About Nothing
Directed and adapted from William Shakespeare by Ryan Crowder
Featuring Nathan Jerkins, Jen Jennings, Nathan Daniel Ford, Emily Smith, Suzanne Balling and Taylor FlanaganMay 31 – June 23, 2018
Round Rock Amphitheater, 301 W. Bagdad Ave, 78664
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm
Free admission, family-friendly, donations appreciated
More information available at www.penfoldtheatre.org

Penfold Theatre Company presents Much Ado About Nothing free-of-charge May 31 – June 23 at the Round Rock Amphitheater.

Penfold’s production of this much beloved Shakespearean comedy is set on the Texas frontier, featuring live music and a trimmed-down cast of six virtuosic performers. It also marks the eighth installment in the company’s “Penfold in the Park” series, an annual offering of free, outdoor summer theatre, made possible by a partnership with the City of Round Rock Parks & Recreation Department.

The soldiers return victorious from battle, but the merry sparring – and sparks – between the stubborn bachelor Benedick and the self-assured Beatrice are just beginning! Meanwhile, young Claudio and Hero are standing at the altar when schemes of the villainous Don John threaten to sour everyone’s happiness. Now, all hope for happy endings lies in the hands of the bumbling members of the Night’s Watch.

Audience members are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the Allan Houser Sculptor Exhibit, currently on display next door in Centennial Plaza, or one of several special pre-show performances scheduled throughout the run.

“When I tell people that this year’s free performance will be Much Ado About Nothing, I often hear, ‘Oh, that’s my favorite Shakespeare play!’” says Producing Artistic Director Ryan Crowder. “And it’s easy to see why: It’s fun, funny, beautiful… and the electric chemistry between Benedick and Beatrice – two equally powerful but also equally flawed individuals – enchants us with an image of love that rings truer than romanticized ideals we get elsewhere. And yes, they’re also hilarious.”

Much Ado About Nothing is for all ages. No reservations are required. Donations are appreciated.

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