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2012-2013 Season

Much Ado about Nothing

by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing is a titillating comedy in which two of his best characters, the intelligent, witty Beatrice matches wits with the droll, cynical Benedick.  Their duel of love, a verbal sparring match, engages us throughout a love story involving Beatrice's cousin Hero and Benedick's friend Claudio that goes awry when Hero is falsely accused of betrayal.  It takes the comic Constable Dogberry and his hilarious troops to uncover the truth.  And it takes true love for Benedick to believe in Beatrice's loyalty to Hero and to commit himself to her course of action.  Much Ado may seem to be about nothing, but it is essentially about the attractions of a woman's mind and character on a perennial bachelor.  It is a lighthearted romp rooted in the depth of the battle of the sexes.

Performance Dates

  • April 18-20 & 25-27, 2013 at 7:30 pm

  • April 21 & 28, 2013 at 3:00 pm


  • $20 General
  • $15 Seniors, URI Faculty/Staff
  • $12 Students

2013-2014 Season

URI Theatre Audition Dates & Info

Apr. 17-19 & 24-27, 2014

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Feb. 20-23 & Feb. 27-Mar. 2, 2014

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Nov. 14-17 & 21-24, 2013

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Oct. 10-13 & 17-20, 2013


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