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Much Ado About Nothing


by William Shakespeare
Directed by B.J. Gailey

One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, Much Ado About Nothing deftly combines humor with wit and insight. Rich characterizations and relationships entertain, mistaken identities delight, political deceit and misguided honor nearly thwart the good, and love, in the end, conquers all.


This is Much Ado About Nothing with a twist. Featuring key character gender bending and a 1940s setting, this version brings Shakespeare’s classic into the modern age. Hilariously funny and refreshingly relevant for today’s audiences.




November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 at 7:30pm

November 12, 19 at 3:00pm


Parkland Theatre is proud to announce that for our 2017-2018 season we will be holding talk- backs for each of our shows. These talk-backs will provide our audience an opportunity to dive further into our productions and chat face to face with Directors, Designers, and Cast members. Each talk-back will follow immediately after the show. Much Ado will host its talk-back on Thursday November 16!

The Harold and Jean Miner Theatre

Ticket Prices:

Adult $15
Student/Senior $13
Youth $9
Group (20 or more) $11

Opening night is half-price night


**Educator's Night**

Parkland Theatre would like to invite teachers and students to a special night of “Much Ado About Nothing” on Thursday, November 16, at 7:30pm. If you are a teacher or student you will get special pricing of $9.00 per ticket. School groups of 20 or more will get reserved seating. In addition to the play, there will be a talk-back with Director B.J. Gailey, Scenic Designer Brian Morgan, as well as members of the cast and crew. Please contact us at 217-351-2528 or via email at to obtain more information and make your reservations.


Reserve your tickets here.


If you find ahead of time that you are unable to honor your reservation, please send us an email at or leave a message at 217/351-2528. With enough notice, we can sell your tickets to other patrons. Otherwise, if you're a "no-show" Parkland Theatre loses the chance for that ticket income.

To request disability-related accommodations, please contact Parkland Theatre at 2 weeks notice is required.

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