Venice, Italy, 2018. Sisters Leonata and Antonia welcome the Italian Cup Soccer champions into their Grand Canal palazzo for a month of feasting, cavorting, and merry-making. This fresh take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, sees the team owner’s sister, Dona Johnna, engage in a bitter act of revenge, as her previous attempts to throw the Italian Cup final were thwarted by young Claudio. While lovers Benedick and Beatrice lock heads in a witty war of words, young Claudio is tricked into believing his love, Hero, has cheated on him. Love steers Shakespeare’s comedy, in all it’s different facets and glories - young love, friendship, love of family and community. BFA Acting and MFA Directing alumna Lois Anderson directs this production, combining delightful humour with explorations of the sometimes awkward, painful path love takes us on.