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I attended a recent show of the Washington Shakespeare Company’s Much Ado About Nothing and found it to be different from the critic’s description (“Further Ado,” 5/3). (I assume Bob Mondello attended the same performance.) I found the play most entertaining in presentation.
As someone who is not into serious plots, I have seen this Shakespearean play performed several ways, usually well. This presentation was exceptional, with good acting—Brook Butterworth, Andrew Sullivan, and Christopher Henley in particular—and a flair for the dramatic. While I didn’t agree with some of the premises, the performance easily drew me in. If you are searching for an evening of lighthearted fun, I strongly recommend this play.