Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.


August 21, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - August 23, 2021 @ 7:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until August 28, 2021


Boston’s Premiere Touring Theatre Company Presents Much Ado About Nothing 13 FREE and Outdoor Performances Across Massachusetts! Brush up on your Shakespeare with 4 JUST ADDED “Page to Stage” Library Workshops!


Brown Box Theatre Project, Boston’s premiere outdoor Shakespeare touring company, announced that NEW dates and FREE library workshops have been added to the company’s 10th Annual Shakespeare tour in Massachusetts! Brown Box’s largest tour to date spans three regions across the US from Indiana to Massachusetts to Delmarva, featuring free outdoor performances of the comedy Much Ado About Nothing, and a series of “Page to Stage” library workshops exploring Shakespeare’s world and words. Under the direction of Executive Artistic Director and Co-Founder Kyler Taustin, audiences can now enjoy Shakespeare’s beloved comedy of trickery, deceit and masquerade LIVE and on-stage, with bonus workshops for audiences of all ages, thanks to partnerships with local libraries. The expanded 2021 Massachusetts Summer Tour brings Shakespeare to 13 outdoor stages and 4 libraries in August 2021!

All Much Ado About Nothing performances are free, outdoors and open to all audiences; no tickets are needed. Social distancing through lawn seating, blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. Brown Box’s extended tour will also include locations in Indiana (July 2021 – 8 outdoor performances and 6 workshops!); and Delmarva (Sept. 2021 – 18 outdoor performances and 4 workshops!). Please visit www.brownboxtheatre.org for full performance schedule and rain locations. All library workshops are free and open to the public; some are in-person and some are virtual. Please see each library’s website for information and registration.

Since 2010 Brown Box Theatre Project has been committed to reinventing the way theatre is created and consumed, by transforming public spaces into vibrant cultural and tourist destinations. Brown Box has perfected the art of the tour; through unique partnerships with local and state organizations, Brown Box delivers outdoor programming and educational workshops that engage and inspire. Brown Box’s touring Shakespeare events include professionally designed sets, lighting, costumes and props, performed by skilled regional actors. Each program is built, performed and packed away at each location!

About Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing:

“Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.” Upon their return from war, a group of soldiers are reminded that life and love are not so black and white. Trickery, jealousy, deceit and masquerade each play a role in challenging Benedict and Beatrice’s scorn for love (and each other) as well as the seemingly unassailable love of Claudio and Hero. Through witty banter and dastardly deception, Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, Much Ado About Nothing debates the preconceived notion of how to love and the value of trust.

Much Ado About Nothing will be fully staged in each location and will feature professional artists, designers and actors.

“Much Ado About Shakespeare: Stage to Page” Library Workshops – JUST ADDED!:

Brown Box Theatre Project is thrilled to announce the addition of four “Much Ado About Shakespeare: Stage to Page” Library Workshops, presented FREE to the public during the company’s 2021 Massachusetts Summer Tour! Audiences of all ages are invited to join Brown Box Theatre Project in an engaging, exciting exploration of Shakespeare’s words and worlds, in partnership with libraries in each touring region. Starting with collaborative relationship-building exercises, we will look at Much Ado About Nothing through its post-conflict scope. What happens when communities, like those in the script, begin to embrace non-traditional ways of thinking? Committed to curating a safe, accessible space for varying skill levels and interests, the workshops will be led by teaching artist, Surrey Houlker. Please see each library’s website for information and registration.

Massachusetts Touring Dates & Locations


All performances and workshops are FREE and open to the public (No tickets required for performances; see each library’s website for workshop details and registration):

Aug. 6-8 | 7:30 p.m. – PERFORMANCE:  Christian Herter Park, 1175 Soldiers Field Rd, Allston, MA
Aug. 10 | 7:00 p.m. – NEW VIRTUAL WORKSHOP! Wilmington Memorial Library, 175 Middlesex Ave, Wilmington, MA
Aug. 12 | 7:30 p.m. – PERFORMANCE: NEW 2021 LOCATION!  Wilmington Memorial Library – Swain Green, Wilmington, MA
Aug. 13 | 7:30 p.m. – PERFORMANCE: NEW 2020 LOCATION!  Chelmsford Town Common, 4 North Road, Chelmsford, MA
Aug. 14 | 2:00 p.m. – NEW IN-PERSON WORKSHOP! Uxbridge Free Public Library, 15 N Main St., Uxbridge, MA
Aug. 14 | 7:30 p.m. – PERFORMANCE: NEW 2021 LOCATION! Blackstone Heritage State Park, 287 Oak Street, Uxbridge, MA
Aug. 18 | 7:30 p.m. – PERFORMANCE: Hyde Community Center, 90 Lincoln Street, Newton Highlands, MA
Aug. 19 | 7:30 p.m. – PERFORMANCE: JUST ADDED! Atlantic Wharf-Waterfront Plaza, 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA
August 20 | 7:30 p.m. – PERFORMANCE: French River Park, Davis Street, Webster, MA
August 21 | 7:30 p.m. – PERFORMANCE: Heritage State Park, Davol Street, Fall River, MA
August 22 |7:30 p.m. – PERFORMANCE:  Pilgrim Memorial State Park, 79 Water Street Plymouth, MA
August 26 | 1:00 p.m. – NEW IN-PERSON WORKSHOP! Ames Free Library, 53 Main St., North Easton, MA
August 26 | 7:30 p.m. – PERFORMANCE: Borderland State Park, 259 Massapoaq Ave, North Easton, MA
August 27 | 7:30 p.m. – PERFORMANCE: Christian Herter Park, 1175 Soldiers Field Rd, Allston, MA
August 28 | 1:30 p.m. – NEW IN-PERSON WORKSHOP! Sargent Memorial Library, 427 Massachusetts Ave, Boxborough, MA
August 28 | 7:30 p.m. – PERFORMANCE: NEW 2021 LOCATION! Sargent Memorial Library, 427 Mass Ave., Boxborough, MA
August 29 | 7:30 p.m. – PERFORMANCE: JUST ADDED! Atlantic Wharf-Waterfront Plaza, 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA


August 21, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
August 23, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
Event Tags:
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Various Locations
United States


Brown Box Theatre Project
View Organizer Website
Send this to a friend