Much Ado About Nothing

Trappist Monastery Provincial Heritage Park 80 Rues des Ruines du Monastere, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies, featuring two of his best quarreling lovers, Beatrice and Benedick–who passionately quibble their way into falling madly in love in a world of ‘fake news’, gossip and dangerous lies. In this lively romance, two plots are carefully interwoven to lead to a volcanic fourth act, where the apparent destruction of one marriage (of Claudio and Hero) helps bring about another – that of Benedick and Beatrice. Shakespeare balances the play carefully, peppering high comedy with somber layers of action that ring shockingly fresh today: much of the intrigue in the play is skillfully built on characters overhearing conversations, often laden with misinformation to trick the eavesdropper. In the chaotic age of social media, the themes of this euphoric comedy feel terrifyingly timely. FOR TICKETS - CLICK HERE Doors: 6:30pm Showtime: 7:30pm Regular Price: $35.00 Discount Price: $15.00 (for patrons Under 30, in the theatre industry, under-employed or living on a fixed-income.) Full immunization required to attend this performance.  

Much Ado About Nothing

Trappist Monastery Provincial Heritage Park 80 Rues des Ruines du Monastere, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies, featuring two of his best quarreling lovers, Beatrice and Benedick–who passionately quibble their way into falling madly in love in a world of ‘fake news’, gossip and dangerous lies. In this lively romance, two plots are carefully interwoven to lead to a volcanic fourth act, where the apparent destruction of one marriage (of Claudio and Hero) helps bring about another – that of Benedick and Beatrice. Shakespeare balances the play carefully, peppering high comedy with somber layers of action that ring shockingly fresh today: much of the intrigue in the play is skillfully built on characters overhearing conversations, often laden with misinformation to trick the eavesdropper. In the chaotic age of social media, the themes of this euphoric comedy feel terrifyingly timely. FOR TICKETS - CLICK HERE Doors: 6:30pm Showtime: 7:30pm Regular Price: $35.00 Discount Price: $15.00 (for patrons Under 30, in the theatre industry, under-employed or living on a fixed-income.)  

The Player King – Matinee

Trappist Monastery Provincial Heritage Park 80 Rues des Ruines du Monastere, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Written & Directed by Ron Pederson Designed by Joseph Abetria Starring Rodrigo Beilfuss Original music composed and performed by Cuinn Joseph.  In The Player King, a travelling Shakespearean actor finds himself facing an opening night audience without his company, setting off an existential crisis of tragic proportions. Can the show go on? Should it? Compelled by the power of storytelling, the actor attempts to deliver a solo version of Hamlet, but something is deeply amiss as fantasy and reality start to blend in this celebration of theatrical obsessions, and the quest for the performance of a lifetime…even to the edge of doom. Performed by SIR’s Artistic Director Rodrigo Beilfuss, The Player King is a brand-new script written specifically for SIR by comedian-improviser, and co-creator of Mad TV, Ron Pederson. FOR TICKETS - CLICK HERE Doors: 1:00pm Showtime: 2:00pm Regular Price: $20.00 Discount Price: $10.00 (for patrons Under 30, in the theatre industry, under-employed or living on a fixed-income.) ASL INTERPRETATION PROVIDED Full immunization required to attend this performance.

Much Ado About Nothing

Trappist Monastery Provincial Heritage Park 80 Rues des Ruines du Monastere, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies, featuring two of his best quarreling lovers, Beatrice and Benedick–who passionately quibble their way into falling madly in love in a world of ‘fake news’, gossip and dangerous lies. In this lively romance, two plots are carefully interwoven to lead to a volcanic fourth act, where the apparent destruction of one marriage (of Claudio and Hero) helps bring about another – that of Benedick and Beatrice. Shakespeare balances the play carefully, peppering high comedy with somber layers of action that ring shockingly fresh today: much of the intrigue in the play is skillfully built on characters overhearing conversations, often laden with misinformation to trick the eavesdropper. In the chaotic age of social media, the themes of this euphoric comedy feel terrifyingly timely. FOR TICKETS - CLICK HERE Doors: 6:30pm Showtime: 7:30pm Regular Price: $35.00 Discount Price: $15.00 (for patrons Under 30, in the theatre industry, under-employed or living on a fixed-income.)  

The Player King – Matinee – Relaxed Performance

Trappist Monastery Provincial Heritage Park 80 Rues des Ruines du Monastere, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Written & Directed by Ron Pederson Designed by Joseph Abetria Starring Rodrigo Beilfuss Original music composed and performed by Cuinn Joseph.  In The Player King, a travelling Shakespearean actor finds himself facing an opening night audience without his company, setting off an existential crisis of tragic proportions. Can the show go on? Should it? Compelled by the power of storytelling, the actor attempts to deliver a solo version of Hamlet, but something is deeply amiss as fantasy and reality start to blend in this celebration of theatrical obsessions, and the quest for the performance of a lifetime…even to the edge of doom. Performed by SIR’s Artistic Director Rodrigo Beilfuss, The Player King is a brand-new script written specifically for SIR by comedian-improviser, and co-creator of Mad TV, Ron Pederson. FOR TICKETS - CLICK HERE Doors: 1:00pm Showtime: 2:00pm Regular Price: $20.00 Discount Price: $10.00 (for patrons Under 30, in the theatre industry, under-employed or living on a fixed-income.) RELAXED PERFORMANCE Relaxed performances are designed for patrons who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment. These performances allow for noise and movement in the audience area as well as exit and re-entry from the performance area whenever needed by audience members. There may be limited changes to the performance to reduce auditory and visual stimulation, but the substance of the performance will remain the same. Immunization & Masks Mandatory for anyone who is not Immunization & Mask Intolerant. Discount admission available for patrons Under 30, in the theatre industry, under-employed or living on a fixed-income.

The Player King

Trappist Monastery Provincial Heritage Park 80 Rues des Ruines du Monastere, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Written & Directed by Ron Pederson Designed by Joseph Abetria Starring Rodrigo Beilfuss Original music composed and performed by Cuinn Joseph.  In The Player King, a travelling Shakespearean actor finds himself facing an opening night audience without his company, setting off an existential crisis of tragic proportions. Can the show go on? Should it? Compelled by the power of storytelling, the actor attempts to deliver a solo version of Hamlet, but something is deeply amiss as fantasy and reality start to blend in this celebration of theatrical obsessions, and the quest for the performance of a lifetime…even to the edge of doom. Performed by SIR’s Artistic Director Rodrigo Beilfuss, The Player King is a brand-new script written specifically for SIR by comedian-improviser, and co-creator of Mad TV, Ron Pederson. FOR TICKETS - CLICK HERE Doors: 6:30pm Showtime: 7:30pm Regular Price: $20.00 Discount Price: $10.00 (for patrons Under 30, in the theatre industry, under-employed or living on a fixed-income.) Pay What You Can Tuesday. FREE BUS CHARTER Charter will leave from Portage Place – 393 Portage Avenue at 6:00pm and return at approximately 10:00pm

Much Ado About Nothing

Trappist Monastery Provincial Heritage Park 80 Rues des Ruines du Monastere, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies, featuring two of his best quarreling lovers, Beatrice and Benedick–who passionately quibble their way into falling madly in love in a world of ‘fake news’, gossip and dangerous lies. In this lively romance, two plots are carefully interwoven to lead to a volcanic fourth act, where the apparent destruction of one marriage (of Claudio and Hero) helps bring about another – that of Benedick and Beatrice. Shakespeare balances the play carefully, peppering high comedy with somber layers of action that ring shockingly fresh today: much of the intrigue in the play is skillfully built on characters overhearing conversations, often laden with misinformation to trick the eavesdropper. In the chaotic age of social media, the themes of this euphoric comedy feel terrifyingly timely. FOR TICKETS - CLICK HERE Doors: 6:30pm Showtime: 7:30pm Regular Price: $35.00 Discount Price: $15.00 (for patrons Under 30, in the theatre industry, under-employed or living on a fixed-income.) LIVE AUDIO DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE

The Player King

Trappist Monastery Provincial Heritage Park 80 Rues des Ruines du Monastere, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Written & Directed by Ron Pederson Designed by Joseph Abetria Starring Rodrigo Beilfuss Original music composed and performed by Cuinn Joseph.  In The Player King, a travelling Shakespearean actor finds himself facing an opening night audience without his company, setting off an existential crisis of tragic proportions. Can the show go on? Should it? Compelled by the power of storytelling, the actor attempts to deliver a solo version of Hamlet, but something is deeply amiss as fantasy and reality start to blend in this celebration of theatrical obsessions, and the quest for the performance of a lifetime…even to the edge of doom. Performed by SIR’s Artistic Director Rodrigo Beilfuss, The Player King is a brand-new script written specifically for SIR by comedian-improviser, and co-creator of Mad TV, Ron Pederson. FOR TICKETS - CLICK HERE Doors: 6:30pm Showtime: 7:30pm Regular Price: $20.00 Discount Price: $10.00 (for patrons Under 30, in the theatre industry, under-employed or living on a fixed-income.)

The Player King

Trappist Monastery Provincial Heritage Park 80 Rues des Ruines du Monastere, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Written & Directed by Ron Pederson Designed by Joseph Abetria Starring Rodrigo Beilfuss Original music composed and performed by Cuinn Joseph.  In The Player King, a travelling Shakespearean actor finds himself facing an opening night audience without his company, setting off an existential crisis of tragic proportions. Can the show go on? Should it? Compelled by the power of storytelling, the actor attempts to deliver a solo version of Hamlet, but something is deeply amiss as fantasy and reality start to blend in this celebration of theatrical obsessions, and the quest for the performance of a lifetime…even to the edge of doom. Performed by SIR’s Artistic Director Rodrigo Beilfuss, The Player King is a brand-new script written specifically for SIR by comedian-improviser, and co-creator of Mad TV, Ron Pederson. FOR TICKETS - CLICK HERE Doors: 6:30pm Showtime: 7:30pm Regular Price: $20.00 Discount Price: $10.00 (for patrons Under 30, in the theatre industry, under-employed or living on a fixed-income.) ASL INTERPRETATION PROVIDED

Much Ado About Nothing – Matinee – Relaxed Performance

Trappist Monastery Provincial Heritage Park 80 Rues des Ruines du Monastere, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies, featuring two of his best quarreling lovers, Beatrice and Benedick–who passionately quibble their way into falling madly in love in a world of ‘fake news’, gossip and dangerous lies. In this lively romance, two plots are carefully interwoven to lead to a volcanic fourth act, where the apparent destruction of one marriage (of Claudio and Hero) helps bring about another – that of Benedick and Beatrice. Shakespeare balances the play carefully, peppering high comedy with somber layers of action that ring shockingly fresh today: much of the intrigue in the play is skillfully built on characters overhearing conversations, often laden with misinformation to trick the eavesdropper. In the chaotic age of social media, the themes of this euphoric comedy feel terrifyingly timely. FOR TICKETS - CLICK HERE Doors: 1:00 pm Showtime: 2:00 pm Regular Price: $35.00 Discount Price: $15.00 (for patrons Under 30, in the theatre industry, under-employed or living on a fixed-income.) RELAXED PERFORMANCE Relaxed performances are designed for patrons who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment. These performances allow for noise and movement in the audience area as well as exit and re-entry from the performance area whenever needed by audience members. There may be limited changes to the performance to reduce auditory and visual stimulation, but the substance of the performance will remain the same. Immunization & Masks Mandatory for anyone who is not Immunization & Mask Intolerant.

Much Ado About Nothing

Trappist Monastery Provincial Heritage Park 80 Rues des Ruines du Monastere, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies, featuring two of his best quarreling lovers, Beatrice and Benedick–who passionately quibble their way into falling madly in love in a world of ‘fake news’, gossip and dangerous lies. In this lively romance, two plots are carefully interwoven to lead to a volcanic fourth act, where the apparent destruction of one marriage (of Claudio and Hero) helps bring about another – that of Benedick and Beatrice. Shakespeare balances the play carefully, peppering high comedy with somber layers of action that ring shockingly fresh today: much of the intrigue in the play is skillfully built on characters overhearing conversations, often laden with misinformation to trick the eavesdropper. In the chaotic age of social media, the themes of this euphoric comedy feel terrifyingly timely. FOR TICKETS - CLICK HERE Doors: 6:30pm Showtime: 7:30pm Regular Price: $35.00 Discount Price: $15.00 (for patrons Under 30, in the theatre industry, under-employed or living on a fixed-income.) Full immunization required to attend this performance.

Much Ado About Nothing – Matinee

Trappist Monastery Provincial Heritage Park 80 Rues des Ruines du Monastere, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies, featuring two of his best quarreling lovers, Beatrice and Benedick–who passionately quibble their way into falling madly in love in a world of ‘fake news’, gossip and dangerous lies. In this lively romance, two plots are carefully interwoven to lead to a volcanic fourth act, where the apparent destruction of one marriage (of Claudio and Hero) helps bring about another – that of Benedick and Beatrice. Shakespeare balances the play carefully, peppering high comedy with somber layers of action that ring shockingly fresh today: much of the intrigue in the play is skillfully built on characters overhearing conversations, often laden with misinformation to trick the eavesdropper. In the chaotic age of social media, the themes of this euphoric comedy feel terrifyingly timely. FOR TICKETS - CLICK HERE Doors: 1:00 pm Showtime: 2:00 pm Regular Price: $35.00 Discount Price: $15.00 (for patrons Under 30, in the theatre industry, under-employed or living on a fixed-income.)