Behind the scenes
Jack Bradt, Timothy Sheridan, David Rapp, Dominic Spillane, Adam Silverman, K Shaw, Maren Langdon Spillane, Ramona Beskin, Thomas Hunt, Jessica Della Pepa, François Bouchett, Mark Bouchett, & Rebecca Pearish
ABOUT THE SHOW
At war’s end, love is in the air when commander Don Pedro and company visit Leonato’s home in Messina, Italy (relocated by us to New York City’s Little Italy in the 1920s). But Leonato’s soldier friends stir up much ado—both hilarious and serious—in the form of a battle between the sexes. Beatrice and Benedick engage in a “merry war of wit,” sparring cleverly to mask their mutual affection. Claudio and Hero openly swear theirs, only to be undone by the evil Don John and his allies. Can the team of bungling but good-hearted constables bring harmony to this warring household?