MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by Hawaii Shakespeare Festival
Much Ado About Nothing
Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives
Thu-Sat at 7:30pm
The Hawaii Shakespeare Festival’s (HSF) eighteenth season kicks off with Shakespeare’s final masterpiece, The Tempest, opening July 12. Next up is Much Ado About Nothing, opening August 1. The season concludes with Shakespeare’s dark tragedy, Macbeth, opening August 9.
For our second production HSF is partnering with Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives to present Much Ado About Nothing—a romantic comedy “of codpieces and fake news” —outdoors. Director Jason Kanda is collaborating with choreographer Chloe Amos to create improvised lyrical movement to complement the musicality of Shakespeare's language which will be performed by masked movers onstage and read by offstage speakers. Featuring CJ Valle (speaker) and Jonathan Reyn (mover) as Beatrice, and HSF newcomers KoDee Martin (speaker) and Kaipo Dudoit (mover) as Benedick.
New this season is that all shows will run for three weekends each, so more chances to see all of the shows! Advance tickets for The Tempest and Macbeth are $20 online at HawaiiShakes.org until two hours prior to each performance. $15 Discounted tickets are available for Thursday performances. Ticket prices increase by $5 if you pay at the door. Tickets for Much Ado About Nothing are $25 and are available at MissionHouses.org. For more information, including maps and directions, visit HawaiiShakes.org.
Much Ado About Nothing (at Hawaiian Mission Houses)
Thurs, Aug 1, 7:30pm
Fri, Aug 2, 7:30pm
Sat, Aug 3, 7:30pm
Thurs, Aug 8, 7:30pm
Fri, Aug 9, 7:30pm
Sat, Aug 10, 7:30pm
Thu, Aug 15, 7:30pm
Fri, Aug 16, 7:30pm
Sat, Aug 17, 7:30pm