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St. Paul – Shakespeare in our Parks: Much Ado About Nothing

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT

Shakespeare in our Parks

Minnesota Humanities Center is pleased to host Classical Actors Ensemble as they bring their 9th season of Shakespeare in Our Parks live theater to MHC’s lawn. This year’s play, which will travel to over 15 locations across the Twin Cities, will be William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” In this classic romantic comedy of manners, a Prince and his soldiers returning from a long campaign bring excitement, intrigue, and passion to a rural town. Can callow youths and jaded exes both find love when malicious gossip is afoot?

Picnics, lawn chairs, sunbrellas, and blankets are welcome. Please note that the performance is in an open field with minimal shade. Please plan accordingly. Can’t make that date? Check out Classical Actors Ensemble’s full calendar for other performance across the Twin Cities this summer.

From Classical Actors Ensemble: “The Theater is a sacred place. It is a public forum where actors and audience gather to contemplate what it means to be human. Shakespeare and his contemporaries grappled with that question in some of the English language’s best poetry, leaving behind a canon of compelling stories with universal themes that provide invigorating challenge for actors and an awe-inspiring legacy for audiences. Classical Actors Ensemble performs the plays of the English Renaissance as they were originally intended: as popular entertainment for everyone. By demonstrating why these works of art are considered classic, we freshly prove their relevance in today’s world.”


Registration is appreciated on the Classical Actors Ensemble website but not required.

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July 16
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
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Karen Sieber


Minnesota Humanities Event Center
987 Ivy Avenue East
Saint Paul, MN 55106 United States
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