Much Ado About Nothing Watch Party

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Exit 7 Players is thrilled to announce our first Facebook Watch Party for our production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, this Friday, October 16, 2020 at 8 pm on Facebook!  

 
This event can be accessed through Facebook at our Exit 7 Players Facebook page on Friday night, our online event page for Much Ado About Nothing Watch Party or by clicking the following links:
Act 1: https://www.facebook.com/Exit7Players/posts/1589913361181604 
Act 2: https://www.facebook.com/Exit7Players/posts/1590057917833815 

We will start Act 1 on Friday at 8 pm and will take a brief, ten minute intermission between Act 1 and Act 2.
 
This encore online performance of Much Ado About Nothing was originally performed and recorded on the Paul R. Hamel stage at Exit 7 in 2018.  In addition, this Facebook Watch Party will also feature commentary by the director of this production and members of our 2018 cast! Donations will be accepted, but there is no ticket fee for this event.  
 
We look forward to welcoming back this fantastic production and hope that you all will join us on Facebook this Friday for Exit 7's production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing!  



About the Show: The Bard’s famous comedic romp known for the brilliant war of words between the feisty Beatrice and the staunch bachelor Benedick, Much Ado About Nothing plays out amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party. When Don Pedro Prince of Aragon visits Leonato, Duke of Messina, love antics ensue. War hero Claudio falls in love with Leonato’s daughter, Hero and their marriage is agreed upon. While marriage preparations ensue, Don Pedro schemes up a plan to make old flames and longtime bantering partners Benedick and Beatrice fall in love.


Despite Beatrice’s ire against Benedick and his claims to being a confirmed bachelor, when each overhears that the other is in love with him/her, he/she begins to wonder whether love between them is possible. Meanwhile, Don John, the prince's misanthropic bastard brother, contrives a more malicious plot to make Claudio believe his betrothed is unfaithful. The wedding day arrives, and Claudio denounces Hero at the altar. When Hero faints, the men abandon the wedding party, and she takes the advice of the Friar – who is convinced of her innocence – to pretend to be dead until the truth can be revealed.

The foolish constable Dogberry and his watchmen overhear Borachio boasting of his exploit and the plot is exposed. Claudio promises to make amends to Leonato: he is required to marry a cousin of Hero's in her place. When unmasked, she is revealed as Hero. Claudio and Hero plan to marry, and Benedick and Beatrice do the same. This charming exploration of love and marriage, friendship and honor, features some of Shakespeare’s wittiest and most poignant dialogue.