Much Ado About Nothing virtual tour

Much Ado About Nothing virtual tour

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Sep 22, 2020-Apr 22, 2021

Much Ado About Nothing virtual tour

Packages start at $200. Subsidies available.

Packages start at $200. Subsidies available.

  • Presented by: Colorado Shakespeare Festival
  • Intermission: None

Much Ado About Nothing

Fully remote program available: September 2020 - April 2021
Performance: 45 minutes
Workshops: 50 minutes
Grades: 6+

In Shakespeare’s comedy "Much Ado About Nothing," "frenemies" Beatrice and Benedick are known for their constant verbal sparring, and their friends manipulate them into confessing their mutual affections. In the meantime, Don John fabricates a false rumor about Hero’s reputation, which leaves her publicly humiliated on her wedding day.

This play explores the power of words, especially in terms of rumors and gossip. When does a "merry war" turn hostile? When does teasing go too far? What kind of damage can rumors cause? This play engages students with questions about the cycle of violence, cyberbullying, and the negative impact of gossip on a community.

Performance

"Much Ado About Nothing" was rehearsed and filmed with a small cast and rigorous safety protocols in our home theatre – the Mary Rippon – to share with you and your students. The production is similar to what we would have performed live at your school, but can be delivered digitally. We will share a link and password with you and your team 1-2 weeks prior to your scheduled workshops so that everyone can watch on a flexible schedule.

Workshops

Our actors will facilitate real-time, interactive, virtual workshops with your students who can participate individually from home or in group, in-person classrooms. Workshops will focus on the impact of gossip culture on a community and use roleplay scenarios from the play to practice creative alternatives to violence.

A pre-recorded version of the workshop will be made available as a backup in case of technical barriers.

Pricing

Packages begin at $200, with subsidy funding available thanks to generous sponsors. Please let us know what your school’s budget can support.

Scheduling

Call or email to schedule your school!

Questions? Ready to reserve a date for your school? Call us at 303-735-1181 or [email us]

Partners

Shakespeare in American Communities

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CU Boulder Office for Outreach and Engagement

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Colorado Creative Industries

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Boulder Arts Commission

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Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence

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Safe2Tell Colorado

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Artistic Team

Director

Timothy Orr

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Ensemble

Jihad Milhem

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Ensemble

Anastasia Davidson

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Ensemble

Josue Miranda

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Ensemble

Mari Burgos

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We invite you to watch, listen and gather with us online right now. Each week we will bring you curated creations from the artists you’d see in any other CU Presents season, in the comfort of your own home.

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