Much Ado About Nothing


Lars Hockstad AuditoriumFri, Aug 2, 2013 3:00 PM
Sponsored by Bill Rastetter & Cary Weed and Meg Staley & Jerry Gretzinger
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Old Town PlayhouseSat, Aug 3, 2013 9:00 AM
Sponsored by Drs. William and Kathleen Steeves
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State TheatreSun, Aug 4, 2013 9:00 PM
Sponsored by Hagerty
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Film Info
Release Year:2012
Runtime:107 min.
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
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Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Amy Acker
Alexis Denisof
Nathan Fillion
Clark Gregg
Reed Diamond
Fran Kranz
Director:Joss Whedon
Produced by:Kai Cole
Joss Whedon
Screenwriter:Joss Whedon
Cinematography:Jay Hunter
Editing By:Daniel S. Kaminsky
Joss Whedon
Music By:Joss Whedon


On a short break from shooting “The Avengers,” director Joss Whedon brought together some of his famous friends in his home in Santa Monica for a 12-day stint to shoot a slick black-and-white adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s enduring classics. The result of their efforts is a sexy and stylish modern take on the Bard’s comedy, which keeps the original text and moves the story of quarreling lovers Beatrice and Benedick to contemporary southern California, as the comedy unfolds around a series of misconceptions and misdirections. Whedon proves his directorial skill and penchant for filming quick-witted dialog, keeping the film light and lively throughout while still packing an emotional punch in one of the best Shakespeare adaptations of the last decade.