Much Ado about Tarragon production

Unlike other, more conventionally “creative” interpretations, Tarragon’s take on Much Ado About Nothing actually renamed several characters in Shakespeare’s tale of two misled couples to better reflect their new roots. I’m not a purist when it comes to Shakespeare, so when 30 seconds into this production one of the characters actually used the word “Brampton,” my heart sang.

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An infinitely great evening at the Tarragon

I want you to be as surprised as I was that a play that includes an onstage violinist to punctuate emotional moments, a note in its program from a “consulting physicist” who provided the playwright with an eight-page biography of the play’s physicist character, and that features a fully grown woman playing an eight-year-old could work as well as it does.

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