REXBURG, Idaho—The Brigham Young University-Idaho Department of Theatre and Dance is excited to present its production of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Amelia Bahr.

The show opens to students and the public on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. at the Snow Drama Theatre on the BYU-Idaho Campus. Show times are October 19–22, 25–28, and October 29. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. except for the October 29 performance, which starts at 2:00 p.m.

William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is a frequently performed comedy about two vastly different romantic love stories. The audience will ponder whether love deserves a second chance in this version of the play set in the spring of 1919.

After the end of The Great War and World War I, Leonato and his family joyfully welcomed the weary and wounded heroes home. A particularly warm welcome has been reserved for the gallant Claudio by the lovely Hero, Leonato’s only daughter. A particularly prickly welcome was given to the misogynistic Benedick by Beatrice, the woman he once wooed and then betrayed. The deceitful Don Jon, currently in his optimistic brother’s good graces, looks for any (and every) way possible to cause trouble.  

Tickets are on sale now at and in the University Store. Students can purchase tickets for $3, and the public can buy tickets for $6.