MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by Hawaii Shakespeare Festival


Much Ado About Nothing

Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives

Aug 1-17

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 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 For more information, including maps and directions, visit

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 

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