Shakespeare in Detroit

Shakespeare in Detroit will perform Much Ado Para Nada -- a vibrant adaptation of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing -- in Clark Park and Campus Martius Park, respectively. 

"We are so excited to open our summer season in Southwest Detroit in Clark Park, which inspired the adaptation by Bernardo Mazón, and to close our season in the bustling, cosmopolitan neighborhood of Campus Martius Park," says SiD Founder, Sam White. "We're so grateful to the City of Detroit and the Downtown Detroit Partnership for saving our show and making sure that it was accessible and available for residents of Detroit from a city neighborhood to the busy blocks of downtown."

The theatre company, which has performed outdoors the past five summers with (2013) Othello at Grand Circus Park, (2014) A Midsummer Night's Dream at New Center Park and Romeo and Juliet also at Grand Circus Park, (2015) Macbeth, (2016) The Merchant of Venice and (2017) Hamlet also at New Center Park, is now in its final free, outdoor season in Detroit, and the theater company couldn't be more thrilled to bring Shakespeare's plays to new spaces.

The theatre company is also planning to bring in more visiting -- national and international -- artists to Detroit to heighten the artistic value of its productions. This endeavor began last year with the former Associate Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival, Dean Gabourie, directing its 2017 production of Hamlet. This year, the company is bringing in New York-based, Wayne State's Hilberry-alum, Jennifer Tuttle who came back to Detroit out of appreciation for SiD's values and mission. 

Much Ado Para Nada plays Thursday, August 23rd at Clark Park located at 1130 Clark St. in Detroit (with a community picnic at 5 p.m. -- bring your own food, drinks and lawn chairs -- and show at 6:30 p.m.), Friday, August 24, Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26 also at 6:30 p.m. EST in Campus Martius Park located at 800 Woodward Ave. in downtown Detroit. Admission is FREE to the public.The show is 80 percent English and 20 percent Spanish with a 2-hour run-time and a 15-minute intermission.