Directed by Artist-in-Residence Benjamin T. Ismail
Starring Producing Artistic Director Stephanie Gularte as Beatrice
The Original Rom-Com: Shakespeare-Style
“…spontaneous romantic combustion…” -The Washington Post
WE THE PEOPLE…ARE RIDICULOUS IN LOVE
The original Rom-Com couple, Beatrice and Benedick, face off in a hilarious battle of wits in this American Stage take on Shakespeare’s famous romantic comedy about the war between the sexes. As World War II is drawing to a close, one woman rails against the roles expected of women of her era while one man is just returning home from the war and in no hurry to be tied down. Who needs love? Full of live music and dance, and set against the backdrop of the Florida Keys’ bright sunshine, this exuberant, philosophical, and festive play reminds us that no one is immune when it comes to matters of the heart.