In honor of William Shakespeare’s birthday on April 23rd, join us and Shakespeare on the Lawn (SotL) for a new Shakespeare Reading Series. SotL will be putting on a production of Much Ado About Nothing in the shop for the public. The play will be co-directed by UVA students Jakob Cansler and Savannah Edwards. This event will be free and open to the public.
Much Ado About Nothing follows two pairs of lovers as their lives are turned upside down by rumors, gossip, and trickery. A series of misunderstandings cause our main characters, Claudio and Hero, to be drawn apart, while at the same time Benedict and Beatrice become practically inseparable. In one of his most famous comedies, Shakespeare begs the question: if love is a game, who are the winners?
Shakespeare on the Lawn is a student-run theatre troupe at the University of Virginia. Since its founding in 1995, SotL has provided free, quality theatre to the University and Charlottesville community through numerous plays produced each year on and around the University grounds.