Much Ado About Nothing
National Players

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Sunday, November 13th, 2022

3:00 PM

Gilliam Center for the Arts

Black Box Theater, UVA Wise

1 College Avenue, Wise, VA

Tickets: $15.00

Students and Season Ticket Holders Free

War has ended and soldiers return home to forget their sorrows. It looks like love is in the air –except between Beatrice and Benedick, who are determined not to fall in love and get married –even as they can't help engaging in daily verbal sparring matches with one another. Their friends Hero and Claudio, along with others, conspire to set them up whether they like it or not. However, ill intentions may threaten to break up more than one couple in this play. Tricks, mistaken identity, and a clueless night watchman are on the horizon in this "will they/won't they" comedy that features one of Shakespeare's wittiest couples.

Celebrating its 72nd season, National Players is a unique ensemble bringing innovative theater to communities large and small across the United States. Founded in 1949, National Players stimulates youthful imagination and critical thinking by presenting classic plays in invigorating ways for modern audiences.

National Players is the hallmark outreach program of Olney Theatre Center, a Helen Hayes Award-winning theatre in suburban Washington, DC. A model for artistic collaboration and national education outreach, National Players embodies the Olney Theatre Center educational pedagogy: to unleash the creative potential in our audiences and artists and to stimulate individual empowerment. National Players exemplifies these goals by presenting self-sustained productions of Shakespeare and other classics to learners of all ages and in all environments. Through performances and integrated educational programs, National Players empowers these learners to build stronger communities through artistic collaboration.

Tickets are $15.00 for adults. All children and students are free to attend. Pro-Art season tickets will be honored for this performance.

Pro-Art partners with a variety of venues, therefore individuals with mobility issues are encouraged to call 276-376-4520 or email the Pro-Art office at pro-art@uvawise.edu to make arrangements for parking.