Many common phrases were coined by William Shakespeare, including "dead as a doornail," "vanish into thin air," and "Oh no, I'm falling." Start a dialogue with this GrouponLive deal.
- $18 for two tickets to see any performance of Hampshire Shakespeare Company's Much Ado About Nothing (up to a $36 value)
- When: at 7 p.m. every Wednesday through Sunday, from July 31 through August 11
- Where: Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 6 p.m.
Shows are performed under the stars. In case of rain limited indoor seating is available, or a rain voucher will be provided.
The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn't reflect student, senior, or children's discounts. Children age 12 and under regularly get in for $7.
Much Ado About Nothing
One of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, Much Ado About Nothing spins a dizzying web of romantic and marital intrigue that forms a background for crackling verbal wit. Returning triumphant from war, Prince Don Pedro and his band of soldiers stop at a wealthy landowner's estate to unwind and instruct their assistants to hold any messenger pigeons. Young soldier Claudio quickly falls in love with Hero, the estate owner's daughter. Meanwhile, however, confirmed bachelor Benedick trades barbs with Hero's cousin, Beatrice, while barely concealed attraction bubbles beneath the surface. The arcadian idyll threatens to come apart at the seams when Don Juan—Don Pedro's illegitimate brother who got his dad's evil genes—conspires to ruin Claudio and Hero's wedding.
Hampshire Shakespeare Company
Each summer, as stars glitter in the sky, Hampshire Shakespeare Company illuminates the crowd below with open-air renditions of the Bard's greatest hits. As showgoers lounge on their blankets, chairs, or elephants, the company stages interpretations of Shakespeare's plays that prize intelligibility and entertainment. In addition to its main-stage shows, the Hampshire Shakespeare Company also puts on a youth theater production each year to give youngsters a taste of the stage, and buoys playwrights from throughout the Valley with workshops and readings.