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Posted at 2:47 PM ET, 06/14/2006

Sweet Summer "Nothing"

By Erin

For some, summertime means warm nights, fireflies, picnics and baseball. At Olney Theatre, it means Summer Shakespeare. This year, Olney hopes that summer revelers will find something to love about their production of "Much Ado About Nothing." Lasting two weeks, this free production is performed outside at the year-old Root Family Stage at Will's Place. When it wraps its run at Olney, the production will continue to 13 more locations in five states.

Following the trend of adapting Shakespeare's stories to different eras, director Clay Hopper has set the dual love story in '30s-era America with a Dixie-style Southern spin evoking thoughts of lemonade and hot summer days.

All performances begin at 8 p.m., but the grounds open for picnicking at 6:30 p.m. Attendants can reserve boxed meals or bring picnics. People are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs as bleacher seating is limited.

--Erin

By Erin  | June 14, 2006; 2:47 PM ET
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