Shakespeare on the Lawn at Historic Kenmore returns this coming weekend with two more performances of Much Ado About Nothing. Catch one of the final shows at 7:00 p.m. either on Saturday, June 17 or on Sunday, June 18. Arrive early to tour the mansion and view the refurnishing. Bring folding chairs or a blanket and a picnic. Thank you to sponsor Lewis Insurance Associates. More event details are here. In the meantime, enjoy these scenes from last weekend’s performances!
A beautiful evening for a play on Kenmore’s lawn!
The audience awaits the evening’s entertainment.
Before the play, which was set in the 1940s, singers and a jazz band entertained the audience with music from the era.
Leonata (Amy Wolf) receives word that Don Pedro is returning home from war.
Benedick (Zach Brown) and Beatrice (Sarah Hall) spar verbally.
Claudio (l-John Flemming) talks with Don Pedro (r-Marcus Salley) about how he is smitten with Hero.
Beatrice and Benedick dance at the Masquerade Ball.
Don John (r-Rae Ehlen) schemes with Borachio (l-Dylan Miles) to prevent Claudio and Hero from falling in love.
Claudio proposes to Hero (Corinn Keene).
Pedro and Leonata scheme with others to make Beatrice and Benedick fall in love.
Antonio (Paul Kartage) joins the scheme.
After hearing that Beatrice is in love with him, Benedick decides her love must be requited even though he vowed to always be a bachelor.
Hero schemes with her cousins to get Beatrice and Benedick to fall in love.
The Watch (l to r-John Flemming, Zach Brown, Erica Turner) receives instructions from Dogberry (center-Marcus Salley) while Verges (far left-Jeffery Bare) listens.
Claudio accuses Hero of unfaithfulness and leaves her at the altar.
Beatrice asks Benedick to kill Claudio for what he’s done to Hero.
The Watch captures Borachio and his friend Conrad (center seated-Claudio Manno) and bring them to Dogberry and the Sexton (far left-Paul Kartage). Borachio confesses that Hero’s unfaithfulness was staged by Don John.
Claudio and Pedro visit what they believe is Hero’s grave.
Hero, who was thought to be dead, is revealed to Claudio to be very much alive.
Beatrice and Benedick finally confess their love for each other.