Much Ado About Nothing
by Austin Shakespeare Youth Troupe

Jul. 09 - Jul. 18

Count Claudio falls in love with Hero, the daughter of his host. Hero’s cousin Beatrice (a confirmed spinster) and Benedick (an eternal bachelor) are each duped into believing the other is in love with them. Claudio is deceived by a malicious plot and denounces Hero as unfaithful before their wedding. Hero faints and is believed dead but recovers to be proven innocent by a chance discovery. Benedick wins Beatrice’s love defending her cousin’s honor, and to his surprise, Claudio is reunited with Hero, whom he believed was dead.

This romantic comedy will be set in Americana 1910 with Ragtime music and dance. this year, our 14th production, will be cavalcade of comic charactes led by those battling wits, Beatrice and Benedick - featuring teen actors who have performed with Austin Shakespeare before and youngsters entirely new to the program.

Co-directors Ann Ciccolella & Nancy Eyermann

Set & Light Design Patrick W Anthony

Costumes Tristian Triana

Poster by Corinna Browning

Watch a 3-minute stick figure plot description:


Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare
Austin Shakespeare Youth Troupe

July 09 - July 18, 2021
The Curtain Theatre
7400 Coldwater Canyon Dr.
Austin, TX, 78730

Get your gang together to come in PERSON to Curtain Theatre for YOUNG SHAKESPEARE's teen cast in "MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING" JULY 9-18, 2021.

Early Bird priced TICKETS now on sale

Regular tickets $12 - $22

8 pm Friday-Sunday July 8-11
8 pm Thursday-Sunday July 15-18


The Curtain Theatre off City Park Rd.(Rts 360/2222) is Austin’s own Elizabethan replica theater.
The Curtain Theatre (Google map)
7400 Coldwater Canyon Drive
Austin, TX 78730