Fri, Aug 14 | Ijams Nature Center - Visitor Center

Shakespeare Off The Square: Much Ado About Nothing

Ijams Nature Center is proud to host Tennessee Stage Company's production of "Much Ado About Nothing"! Safe, social distanced theatre for the whole family. Free admission, reservations required.
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Shakespeare Off The Square: Much Ado About Nothing

Time & Location

Aug 14, 2020, 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Ijams Nature Center - Visitor Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA

About the Event

About the Play

Much Ado About Nothing is a comedic, family-friendly play by William Shakespeare about misunderstandings, love and deception.

Count Claudio falls in love with Hero, the daughter of his host. Hero's cousin Beatrice (a confirmed spinster) and Benedict (an eternal bachelor) are each duped into believing the other is in love with them. Claudio is deceived by a malicious plot and denounces Hero as unchaste before they marry. She faints and is believed dead, but recovers to be proved innocent by a chance discovery. Benedict wins Beatrice’s love defending her cousin’s honour, and to his surprise, Claudio is reunited with Hero, who he believed dead.

Showtimes

Much Ado About Nothing is a limited engagement and will run only three weekends, Thursday-Sunday, starting at 7:30pm. House will open at 7pm with concession and beer available for purchase. Admission is free but donations to Tennessee Stage Company and 70/30 Creatives are encouraged.

Keeping You and the Cast Safe During Covid-19 

-Performances will be limited to 50 audience members. This unfortunately means that tickets will go fast! 

-Audience members will be required to wear masks at the ticket booth, beer garden, and concession stands only. Once seated, patrons may remove their masks.

-Audience members will be placed fifteen feet from the performance spaces. 

-Audience members will be required to distance their seating no fewer than six feet away from other patrons. 

-Keeping in mind size restrictions and safe practices during rehearsals and performances, Much Ado About Nothing is presented where each actor will play three roles. It will be a highly stylized modern dress production in which five actors will change characters mid scene and carry on conversations with themselves!

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