This performance has been canceled.
Ticketholders: Please contact the box office at 410.244.8570 or BoxOffice@ChesapeakeShakespeare.com for further information.
Sun, Jul 12, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park
3655 Church Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Much Ado About Nothing
By William Shakespeare
June 19 – July 26, 2020
It takes a village of meddlers, gossips, and fools to nudge Beatrice and Benedick toward the altar. They are made for one another. Everyone sees it…except them, of course. Enjoy Shakespeare’s smart-and-sassy romantic comedy under the stars at the PFI Historic Park in Ellicott City. Bring a picnic! Gates open 90 minutes before showtime to allow patrons to enjoy the park. All seats in the park are general admission (use our folding chairs or bring a blanket).
It’s our mission to introduce the next generation to Shakespeare’s great works. For Much Ado About Nothing, two free tickets are available for children ages 18 and under with the purchase of each adult ticket, thanks to generous underwriters. Reservations are required.
For the greatest savings on ticket prices, become a subscriber! Much Ado About Nothing is performed outdoors in Ellicott City in the PFI Historic Park, our original home and our summer happy place. Much Ado About Nothing is included in our Super-Subscriber six-show package. It is an add-on option for patrons who choose our Favorites four-show subscription or our Flex three-show subscription. Subscribers have more fun, enjoy substantial discounts, and hold seats in the Baltimore theater in preferred sections all season long (seats at the PFI Historic Park are general admission). Learn more here.
Group reservations: For discounted group sales (10 or more adults), please contact the Box Office by email or call 410-244-8570.
Rentals: Picnic tables (seating for 6) and cafe tables (seating for 2) are available to rent. Table rental fees do not include ticket price. Contact the Box Office for details. Limited availability. Please reserve tables in advance of your visit.
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