Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

February 16–25, 2024


Everyone can see that happily single Benedick and Beatrice are meant for each other—except for Benedick and Beatrice themselves! Brimming with wit and passion, William Shakespeare’s beloved comedy presents a society at once filled with progressive feminist impulses and patriarchal repression. With astonishing insight, Shakespeare explores the complexities and social tensions underlying the timeless search for love that is rarely simple.

Live Performance Dates & Times

Friday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 17 at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 17 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 18 at 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 24 at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 24 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 25 at 2:30 p.m.


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Streamed Performances

In addition to the live performances on the USC Campus, audiences can experience Much Ado About Nothing anywhere in the world through one of our live-streamed or recorded performances. Please click on the date below that you are interested in to secure tickets.

Please Note: All times are in PST

Thursday, February 29 at 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 29 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, March 1 at 4:00 p.m.
Friday, March 1 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 2 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 3 at 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 p.m.

We’ve gone digital!
In alignment with the University’s commitment to sustainability, the programs for all of our productions will be available online. Audience members will be able to scan a QR code in the theatre, or visit to view or print the program. A limited number of printed programs will be available upon request.


Discounted parking is available for $15, except on football game days. Please inform the gate officer you are attending a School of Dramatic Arts performance and request the arts rate. On game days, parking is $40.

Content Warning

Please be advised this production contains outdated expectations of gender roles and classist statements.

Additional Information

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Lee Chemel

Read the program