Shakespeare in the Pines:
Much Ado About Nothing


The Highlands Center for Natural History and Laark Productions, in partnership with El Gato Azul, present the 8th Annual Shakespeare in the Pines: Much Ado About Nothing. Experience Shakespeare at the Highlands Center’s beautiful outdoor amphitheater. Proceeds support nature-based educational programs for children.

Shakespeare in the Pines in Prescott

The Highlands Center for Natural History and Laark Productions present the 9th Annual Shakespeare in the Pines

Much Ado About Nothing

1945 – The war is over. The battle of wits has just begun.

Friday and Saturday, June 17 & 18 and June 24 & 25

One of Shakespeare’s most frequently performed comedies, Much Ado About Nothing includes two quite different stories of romantic love. Now Laark Productions moves those stories to a new continent and a new era.

Southern California, 1945: The men have returned from the war and now love is in the air! But can old maid Beatrice and confirmed bachelor Benedick’s old flame be reignited? And is it possible to rescue Claudio and Hero’s tender young love from a villainous plot? There is still a lot to fight for when Shakespeare arrives on the home front!

The incredible optional meal from El Gato Azul is delicious boxed ’40 s Summer Picnic. Guests will be invited to dine on small tables scattered throughout the entirety of the James Family Discovery Gardens, to provide for an intimate dining experience within the beauty of nature.

*Gluten-free option available.


Tickets: $45.00, includes 2 drink tickets

An optional pre-order gourmet “40s Summer Picnic” basket is available provided by El Gato Azul: $10.00.

A gluten-free meal option is available.

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Presenting Sponsor:

Sustaining Sponsors:

The Bergamini Group is a sponsor of Shakespeare in the Pines

Supporting Sponsors:

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