Shakespeare in the Arb to stage 'Much Ado About Nothing'
Shakespeare in the Arb - a popular annual, outdoor, traveling theater production helmed by U-M Residential College drama professor Kate Mendeloff, and featuring both community members and U-M students - will stage "Much Ado About Nothing" in Nichols Arboretum June 6-9, 13-16, and 20-23.
"Much Ado," of course, charts the course of two courtships: that of two young lovers who are torn apart by a meddler's dastardly plot; and an antagonistic, cynical older pair who make sport of abusive verbal sparring before being tricked by others to confess their deep-seated affection for each other.
"Much Ado" performances start each evening at 6:30 p.m., and the box office opens to the general public at 5:30 p.m. at 1610 Washington Heights in Ann Arbor. Tickets for Shakespeare in the Arb are sold directly before each show. Limited seating is available, so patrons are advised to arrive early. For parking options and other information, visit the Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum website in late May or call 734-647-7600. Ticket prices: adults 19 and over, $20; students with ID, $10; seniors 62 and over, $17; children and youth 5-17, $10; kids 5 and under are admitted free.