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Much Ado About Nothing — April 11, 12, and 13!

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As William Shakespeare’s comedy begins the war is over. Pedro Prince of Aragon, with his followers Benedick and Claudio, visits Leonato, Duke of Messina, father of Hero and uncle of Beatrice. Claudio falls in love with Hero and their marriage is agreed upon. Beatrice and Benedick despise love and engage in comic banter. The others plot to make them fall in love with each other, by a trick in which Benedick will overhear his friends talking of Beatrice’s supposed secret love for him, and vice versa.

Meanwhile Don John, the prince’s misanthropic illegitimate brother, contrives a more malicious plot with the assistance of his follower Borachio: Claudio is led to believe that he has witnessed Hero in a compromising situation on the night before her wedding day – in fact it is her maid Margaret with Borachio. Claudio denounces Hero during the marriage ceremony. She faints and on the advice of the Friar, who is convinced of her innocence, Leonato announces that she is dead. Beatrice demands that Benedick should kill Claudio. The foolish constable Dogberry and his watchmen overhear Borachio boasting of his exploit and the plot is exposed.

Directed by Liz Fredette

Performance Dates:
April 11 at 7 PM
April 12 at 7 PM
April 13 at 3 PM

General Admission
Tickets: $10.50 Adults, $5.50 Students
Location: The Adrienne, 2030 Sansom Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA  19103


MacGuffin Open Mic Nights 2013-14

Once a month on Saturdays 7-8:30 PM More information »


The Fiery Furnace

In Biblical times when the Babylonians occupied Israel, four Hebrew friends afraid for their lives, pretend to be anything but who they are in order to escape the wrath of a tyrannical and megalomaniacal king. Given an opportunity by the king’s military captain to interpret the king’s mysterious dream the friends rise to the occasion and subsequently rise in his court. However, when the king requires them to bow down before his golden god they are forced to stand up and be their true selves or become the minions the king wants them to be. A furnace of flames awaits their decision.

The Fiery Furnace, a new rock musical by MacGuffin Theatre and Film Company’s, Artistic Director, John Rea features glam rock, boy band pop, reggae and blues/folk music. The set features a huge golden head and flags of fire. The King and his entourage wear glittery Lady Gaga attire while the Hebrew folk sport down to earth 1960′s clothing. This ancient story of God’s love for his people is brought to life in a hip post modern style.

Directed by John Rea
Choreography by Liz Fredette

Performances -
December 5 & 6 at 7pm
December 7 at 3 pm
December 12 & 12 at 7pm
December 14 at 3pm

Tickets go on sale in September.


Romeo and Juliet

In an ancient city torn apart by feuds, two lovers are caught between two opposing families. The lovers’ star-crossed journey requires them to be prepared to risk everything to be together. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a dazzling combination of passion and hatred and tragedy.

Directed by Liz Fredette

April 24, 2015 at 7pm
April 25, 2015 at 7pm
April 26, 2015 at 3pm