The next production at Showtimers is just around the corner, opening Wednesday, June 1 and running through Sunday, June 12.
Director David Colatosti‘s interpretation of “Much Ado About Nothing” takes place in Chicago, during the time of speakeasies, turf wars and the mafia.
“It’s quite engrossing,” said Colatosti. “The actors have done a fine job understanding [the play] and making it relevant for the modern population.”
“Much Ado About Nothing” does lend itself well to the time period, and part of what makes the interpretation of the play so effective are the costumes.
“These clothes were alive in the 30s and 40s,” said producer James Honaker.
“We are somewhat unique and very fortunate to have almost all true vintage clothing,” said costumer Cindy Keeling, who is also President of the Board at Showtimers. But as a non-profit, the costumes at Showtimers often have to be re-purposed and reused.
“Everything is up for cannabalism,” Keeling continued.
Performances of “Much Ado About Nothing” are scheduled Wednesday through Saturday, June 1-4 and 8-11 at 8 p.m, with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. on June 5 and 12.
For reservations and to order tickets, call the Showtimers box office at 540-774-2660 (toll free at 877-336-9294) or email your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.