The Most Ado: A Party Play | Den Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through April 13 2014
Price: $18, $15 in advance
For all his poetry, Shakespeare was always one for a good penis joke. Nothing Special Productions nails the Bard's bawdy sense of fun with its adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, taking us on a wild ride where Benedick totes a mini Patrón bottle and hungover party guests slug down Dunkin' Donuts coffee. There are so many F-bombs in the first act you start to lose count. If all this sounds like a rude blast of fresh air, it's because it is. Director Mikey Laird spent two years on this adaptation, and for the most part succeeds in using modern language that preserves the text's original meaning, as when Benedick (played with biker-boy charm by Mike Schiff) jeers of the villainous Don John that "None but skanks and scumbags delight in him." Continue reading >>



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