Rice Theatre offering final performances of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

(Photos by Jeff Fitlow)

Rice Theatre is presenting three more shows of  “Much Ado About Nothing” at Hamman Hall at 8 p.m. Oct. 8-10.

The Rice version of Shakespeare’s famous romantic romp is set in 1840s Texas, filled with dashing cavalry, comedic cowboys and women who “speak poniards and every word stabs.” The play offers a tale of two courtships: Benedick and Beatrice lead the audience in a whirlwind of wit and pride, while Claudio and Hero dazzle in their innocent romance. Despite the title, this comedy is filled with gossip, masquerade, a dastardly villain, honor, desire and passionate love.

Tickets are $5 for Rice students; $8 for Rice alumni, faculty, staff and senior citizens; $10 for general admission; and $5 per person for groups of 10 and more. Tickets are available in advance at 713-348-4005.

About Arie Passwaters

Arie Wilson Passwaters is editor of Rice New.