Arden of Faversham Much Ado About Nothing

by Anonymous
directed by Joseph Papke

by William Shakespeare
directed by Tom Conry

September 6 – 22, 2019
at the LAB Theater
700 North 1st Street, Mpls

Join us we put a 1940s cinematic twist on two Elizabethan plays:
The anonymous, true crime drama, Arden of Faversham, staged as a Film Noir, will alternate evenings with Shakespeare’s comic battle of the sexes, Much Ado About Nothing, staged as a Screwball Comedy.

Neal Beckman, Amy Bittner, Helen Collins, Timothy Daly*, Theo Ebarb, Samantha Fairchild, Taelyn Gore, Jacob Hooper*, Timothy Kelly, Hugh Kirsch, Robb Krueger, Kyle Marks, Michael Ooms, Joseph Papke*, Samantha Papke*, Kaija Pellinen, Mike Tober, Daniel Kristian Vopava*, Josh Weisenburger, and Joe Wiener


Stage Management: Miranda Shunkwiler* and André Johnson Jr*
Scenic and Lighting Design: Dietrich Poppen*
Costume Design: Lolly Foy* and Molly Smith

* CAE Core Artist

Metro Regional Arts Council This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Performance dates/times

About Our Tickets and Pricing

At the door, you may pay any amount you choose between $18 - 42. We suggest four specific price levels: $42, $33, $25, and $18.

We endeavor to keep our ticket prices accessible while still covering our budgets and paying our artists.

All seating is general admission

Online Price Options

If each patron paid this amount, it would cover 62% of the fall repertory's cost

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If each patron paid this amount, it would pay for the fall repertory in full and also help us sustain educational programming such as our annual high school tour, as well as overall organizational growth

Other Options

Tickets $18 - 24 are only available at the door one hour before the performance.

Other attendance options include our pay-what-you-can performances, where you may pay any amount you are able at the door (no coins, please). We also make a limited amount of tickets available to new patrons through the Metropolitan Library Service Agency's smARTpass program.

Arden of Faversham (Pay-What-You-Can)

Monday, September 16 – 7:30pm

Much Ado About Nothing

Thursday, September 19 – 7:30pm

Arden of Faversham (post-show discussion) Audio Described

Friday, September 20 – 7:30pm

Arden of Faversham (closing)

Saturday, September 21 – 2:00pm

Much Ado About Nothing

Saturday, September 21 – 7:30pm

Much Ado About Nothing (closing)ASL interpreted

Sunday, September 22 – 2:00pm