Island Stage Left presents ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ set after 1918 Pandemic
Posted June 15, 2021 at 5:30 am by Hayley Day
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Or donate online at www.islandstageleft.org 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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