As anyone who has watched any of its productions over the past 28 years, Shakespeare-in-the-Park is a lot of fun, the experience often memorable.
From July 13 to August 15 this summer, Repercussion Theatre will present its family-friendly production of The Bard’s beloved comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Amanda Kellock.
In Shakespeare’s day, the word ‘noting’ referred to gossip and rumour, and Benedick and Beatrice are tricked into confessing their love to each other, while Claudio is hoodwinked into rejecting Hero as they were to marry, in the erroneous belief that she had been unfaithful.
But as Shakespeare has said, All’s Well that Ends Well, and Benedick and Beatrice make it all happen, the couples dance in celebration of marriages, which in the end are a go. The actors include Dakota Jamal Wellman (Claudio), Tiernan Cornford (Hero), Quincy Armorer (Benedick), and Holly Gauthier-Frankel (Beatrice).
All shows begin at 7 pm, starting July 13 in Baie d’Urfé, July 16 Park Extension, July 18 Pierrefonds, July 19 Kirkland, July 20 Dorval, July 21 Canadian Centre for Architecture, July 22 and 23, Westmount, July 25 Verdun, July 26 Côte Saint-Luc, July 27, Town of Mount Royal, July 28 Beaconsfield, July 30 N.D.G., Aug. 1 McGill University Campus, and more until the final three performances Aug. 2 Ville-
Marie, Aug. 13 Hemmingford, and Aug. 15 Greenfield Park.
For details of all performances in July and August, visit repercussiontheatre.com/muchado/