16th Annual (2014)
1901 Smucker Road • Orrville, OH 44667
Friday, November 7 Performance at 7:30 p.m.
"Much Ado About Nothing"
In Much Ado about Nothing Shakespeare gives us the glittering wit of Beatrice and Benedick and the heroic blunders of Dogberry and company. He gives us the joy of love won and the ache of love lost. As the villain Don John devises a scheme to shatter the wedding of young lovers Claudio and Hero, the friends of Beatrice and Benedick conspire to trick them into admitting their much-denied love for one another. In this powerful comedy, Shakespeare makes you laugh, but also breaks your heart – and magically puts it back together again.
Saturday, November 8 Performance at 7:30 p.m.
Hamlet is a philosopher's gold mine; but it's also a ghost story, a comedy, a thriller, and a seven-murder tale of revenge. For four-hundred years, audiences of all ages (and both sexes) have been able to identify with this brilliant, troubled Prince as he copes with the loss of his father, his mother's re-marriage, and life's biggest questions. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark, and Hamlet, who seeks to uncover the source of the stench, struggles to discover what is real and what is illusion in his world turned upside down.