Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, television, film, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.
Much Ado About Nothing
Shakespeare’s text has been streamlined for easy consumption on a summer’s evening — there’s no intermission, lots of physical comedy, and a party vibe.
Hub Theatre’s virtual production of Much Ado About Nothing recognizes Zoom’s potential for farce and leans into it: this is a rollicking delight of a show that refuses to take itself seriously, to everyone’s benefit.
Shining leads make up for a problem play that, in this production, has been further problematized.
It’s easy to understand the lure of this historic walled city on the Caribbean.
This staging of Much Ado About Nothing would make an excellent ice-breaker for a discussion between adolescents and adults about sexting
From the first clearly projected lines to the last, it’s obvious that director Julianne Boyd set out to direct a production of Much Ado where language rules supreme.