I caught the Spokane Shakespeare Company's free production of “Much Ado About Nothing” on the lawn at Gonzaga Prep and I was astonished at how good it was.
This cast — mostly college-age or just a little beyond — brought this comedy to life. They did the three things required to turn Shakespeare from a mere recitation into a lively, engaging work of theater:
The credit for this must go to director Kevin Connell, who was endlessly inventive in helping his actors “suit the action to the word and the word to the action.”
The run is over for the summer. Here's hoping they're back next year.