Island Stage Left presents ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ set after 1918 Pandemic

Posted June 15, 2021 at 5:30 am by

From Island Stage Left

Island Stage Left presents “Much Ado About Noth­ing” on San Juan Island 8 p.m. Thurs­days-Sun­days, July 8‑Aug. 8.

This is the biggest gam­ble Island Stage Left has ever taken.

The cast and crew are about to be paid, cos­tumes are being sewn, oth­ers have been bought, the set is near­ly fin­ished and now we just have to pray there is no Covid backsliding.

We are deter­mined to give the islands a show that is worth the long, dark wait.

Sun­shine, humor and love reign eter­nal in Shakespeare’s roman­tic com­e­dy “Much Ado About Nothing.”

We are set­ting the sto­ry in the Eng­lish coun­try­side dur­ing the sum­mer of 1919, as the world is emerg­ing from war and, of course, a glob­al pan­dem­ic. It is an era of suf­fragettes and whisky-drink­ing aris­to­crats, off­set by the hilar­i­ous­ly con­fused, yet acci­den­tal­ly effec­tive, local constabulary.


All this comes at quite a cost, and we can’t pull it off with­out seri­ous help. We have not felt right ask­ing for funds dur­ing the pan­dem­ic, and our cup­boards are a bit bare. So we are ask­ing now.

Can you help? Might you spon­sor an out-of-town actor? A crew mem­ber? A wed­ding dress wor­thy of “Down­ton Abbey”? A prop? We hope that you are able to be gen­er­ous in your donations.

If indeed you are in a cir­cum­stance to spon­sor a mem­ber of the team, cos­tumes, props, please call 360–378-5649 or email Or donate online at or tho­rugh the mail to Island Stage Left, 1062 Wold Rd., Fri­day Har­bor, WA 98250.


The health and safe­ty of our audi­ences are of pri­ma­ry impor­tance to us, and we do not under­es­ti­mate the trau­ma of the last year and a half. We will be tak­ing every nec­es­sary pre­cau­tion to pro­tect our work­ers and our audiences.

We are all ful­ly vac­ci­nat­ed, and ready to light­en your load in a sun­ny explo­sion of love and laugh­ter – crafti­ly sea­soned with a moment of mis­tak­en grief, but end­ing in joy and dancing.

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