Much Ado About Nothing
Date: 8:30pm PDT September 2, 2013 Location: Mannor House Terrace
Mannor House Terrace
Join the Campus Activities Board and New Student Orientation for an exclusive Welcome Back Festival screening of Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing under the stars.
Writer/director Joss Whedon (Serenity, Marvel’s The Avengers) gives William Shakespeare’s beloved battle-of-the-sexes comedy a contemporary makeover in this feature adaptation. In the wake of an eventful trip abroad, Claudio and Benedick arrive safely back in their hometown of Messina, where Claudio wastes no time declaring his love for Hero. Alas, when clever Benedick learns that his friend has poured his heart out to the daughter of powerful governor Leonato, he chides his old friend relentlessly over the syrupy assertion while engaging Leonato’s outspoken niece Beatrice in a series of spirited debates. Meanwhile, somewhere amidst all of the pointed insults and playful barbs, something that strangely resembles true love seems to blossom between Benedick and Beatrice.
Much Ado About Nothing will be shown in the Council Chamber in the event of inclement weather.
Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Ashley Johnson, Clark Gregg, Nathan Fillion; Lions Gate Films, Inc.; Directed by Joss Whedon; Rated PG13; 107 minutes; 2012
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