imagine:nation, the arts & cultural council of Rush County is pleased to present Brown Box Theatre's national touring production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing on Friday, July 30 at the Riverside Park Amphitheater. A free youth page to stage workshop, “Much Ado About Shakespeare”, exploring the bard's world and words, will take place at 6pm for students in grades 9-12. Beer and wine will be available for purchase also beginning at 6pm until the curtain rises at 8pm.

The performance is free and open to all ages, no tickets required. This production is made possible by generous support from the Rush County Community Foundation and the City of Rushville and in partnership with the Rushville Public Library.

Brown Box Theatre Group is based in Boston, MA. Their summer tour will take them to stages and libraries across Indiana, Massachusetts and the East Coast's Delmarva Peninsula. Rushville will be the cast's 7th stop of 39 performances. 

Under the direction of Executive Artistic Director and Co-Founder Kyler Taustin, Shakespeare's beloved comedy of trickery, deceit, and masquerade will come alive through the talents of a diverse, international cast of classically trained performers, including Hoosier native, Spencer Parli Tew. 
The performance will take place rain or shine. In the event of rain, the set will be rotated 90 degrees and placed at one end of the amphitheater's stage while audience members will sit at the opposite end, all under shelter.