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UW-Eau Claire Artists Series
Presents 'Much Ado About Nothing'
MAILED: Oct. 5, 1999|
The wit is world class in William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing," the comedy to be performed Tuesday, Oct. 19, by the American Players Theatre as part of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Artists Series.
The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. at The State: Regional Arts Center in downtown Eau Claire.
Following its popular presentation of "Macbeth" during the 1998-99 season, the company returns to the Artists Series with a tale filled with laughter, romance, drama and deceit.
Reluctant lovers Benedick and Beatrice trade barbs and insults in the comic masterpiece set in the sunlit Italian countryside. Their romance triumphs against the odds due to the plotting of a merry band of conspirators. Romance triumphs against the odds, too, for Claudio and Hero two less worldly lovers despite the plotting of a brooding band of malcontents.
Since 1980, the American Players Theatre has presented the greatest classical plays in a uniquely beautiful outdoor setting of 110 acres of woods and meadows in the hills above the Wisconsin River. Located in Spring Green, the American Players Theatre, performing to more than 100,000 patrons annually, currently is the second most popular outdoor stage of all Shakespeare festivals in the United States.
From its inception, the American Players Theatre has been known for its vivid, accessible productions of the works of Shakespeare, highlighted by its commitment to the text. Five plays are performed in repertory during a season that runs from mid-June to early October. Following its Spring Green season, the American Players Theatre tours through cities across Wisconsin.
Tickets are $15 for the general public; $13 for those age 62 and over and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff; or $5 for those age 17 and under and UW-Eau Claire students. Tickets are available at the University Service Center and will be sold at the door.
Patrons also may charge tickets to MasterCard or Visa when they order by phone. Call (715) 836-3727 or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area, call toll-free (800) 949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone charge orders.
The Artists Series is made possible by student funds allocated by the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Oct. 5, 1999