The Carriage House Players (formerly Arena Players Repertory Theater) will present Much Ado About Nothing, the second production of the 29th annual Summer Shakespeare Festival at the Vanderbilt Museum, on Wednesday, August 23, at 7:00 p.m. Festival plays are performed on the Vanderbilt Mansion courtyard stage, where the Spanish-Mediterranean architecture adds a touch of timeless flavor and charm.
Remaining performances of Much Ado About Nothing will be given on Friday, August 25, at 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday, August 27, at 7:00 p.m.
Admission: $15 per person. To purchase tickets, call 516-557-1207. Visit www.carriagehouseplayers.org
Theater-goers are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy dinner before the show.
The story tells how Benedick and Beatrice are tricked through gossip into confessing their love for each other. Claudio is fooled into wrongly believing that Hero has been unfaithful to him, and he leaves her at the altar. Benedick and Beatrice work to resolve the misunderstandings, and the story ends with the celebration of both couples’ marriages.