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See Much Ado About Nothing for Free in Astoria, LIC This Weekend

Aug. 16, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

Free performances of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing will take place in Long Island City and Astoria this weekend.

The production will show at Astoria Park’s Great Lawn on Aug. 17 and Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m., with two more performances to be held indoors and outdoors at the Plaxall Gallery, located at 5-25 46th Ave., on Aug. 19 at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

The family-friend production lasts 90 minutes, and features an original score of live acoustic music.

The play centers on two interwoven love stories that feature both deception and hilarity, with this production organized by Rude Grooms, a New York City based theater production company, as part of a series of free performances. The viewings are also organized in part by Long Island City Artists at the Plaxall Gallery and the Astoria Park Alliance.

Rude Grooms says the comedy’s depictions of gender roles are apt for showcasing today’s struggle for equality.

“Much Ado About Nothing is a perfect production to launch our free, public Commons Series,”said Montgomery Sutton, a Rude Grooms founder. “This show is a 90-minute, family-friendly romp with live acoustic music, award-winning professional artists, and a delightful contemporary sensibility.”

To register for a performance in Astoria or Long Island City, visit Rude Grooms online and select the date and location.

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