Ohio Shakespeare Festival: Much Ado About Nothing

Select nights: July 4-21

The Ohio Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing in the Lagoon area of the estate.

Hero meets Claudio. They fall in love. There will be a wedding. Huzzah!Beatrice and Benedick set about their “merry war” of wits, swearing up and down that they will never marry.So the household sets up an elaborate and good-natured scheme to lead Beatrice and Benedick to the altar. But Don John, bitter bastard brother to the Prince, cannot abide the happiness of his enemies, and manipulates a plot to upset everything.

Gates open at 6 PM | Greenshow, 7:30 PM | Performance, 8 PM

  • Arrive by 7:30 PM, as the front gate closes promptly when the show begins at 8 PM.
  • Tickets are sold by the Ohio Shakespeare Festival, not Stan Hywet. To purchase tickets, click here or call 330-5-SHAKES (330-574-2537). 
  • Ourdoor theater; dress for the weather. Performances take place rain or shine.
  • Round out your evening with dinner at Shakespeare + Dinner on July 12
  • ***No outside alcohol permitted. State of Ohio liquor laws prevent outside alcoholic beverages from bring brought onto the estate.***
  • Bring a picnic or buy snacks, including beer and wine from the on-site concessions (Molly's Cafe). NO outside alcohol permitted.
  • Order dinner from Molly's Cafe. Orders must be received 7 days in advance. 

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