Flatwater Shakespeare Company presents . . .

William Shakespeare's

"In time the savage bull doth bear the yoke."

- Don Pedro, Act 1 Scene 1

Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy written by William Shakespeare that tells a humorous tale of true love and deception. Young love birds Count Claudio and Hero (the daughter of Leonato, the governor of Messina) fall in love and pledge to marry one another. While they wait to officially tie the knot, the couple decides to have some fun by trying to trick Beatrice (Hero's cousin) and Benedick (a soldier that has returned to Messina from a successful battle alongside Claudio and his fellow soldier, Don Pedro) into marrying one another. Along the way, Don John (the illegitimate brother of Don Pedro) becomes jealous and attempts to trick Claudio into thinking that Hero does not truly love him.

Join us for a fun night out at The Swan Theatre at Wyuka Stables and/or at a local park! The dates, times, and locations for the Much Ado About Nothing production are below.


The Swan Theatre at Wyuka Stables (3600 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68503)

Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 7 p.m. CST

Friday, June 3, 2022 | 7 p.m. CST

Sunday, June 5, 2022 | 7 p.m. CST

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 7 p.m. CST 


Trago Park (N 22nd St. & U St, Lincoln, NE 68503)

Thursday, June 9, 2022 | 7 p.m. CST 


Cooper Park (S 6th Street & D Street, Lincoln, NE 68508)

Friday, June 10, 2022 | 7 p.m. CST 


Havelock Park (N. 64th Street & Ballard Ave, Lincoln, NE 68507)

Saturday, June 11, 2022 | 7 p.m. CST 


James Arthur Vineyards (2001 W. Raymond Rd, Raymond, NE 68428)

Sunday, June 12, 2022 | 7 p.m. CST 


Get your tickets for Much Ado About Nothing today!


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