The Davis Shakespeare Festival, now in its fifth year, is a local theater event for the community to enjoy. Two shows will be featured this summer: “Much Ado About Nothing,” directed by Rob Salas, features the face-off between Shakespeare’s most fiery couple: Benedick and Beatrice.
Inspired by California wine country in the 1940s, this “Much Ado” features wine, romance and swing (with a live band).
“She Loves Me,” directed by Gia Battista, with music and lyrics by the same team as “Fiddler on the Roof,” follows another unlikely pair falling in love. Amalia and Georg work side-by-side in a parfumerie and detest one another. They both pine after anonymous pen pals whose identities may not be so secret after all!
* Location: Veterans’ Memorial Theatre, 203 E. 14th Street, Davis
* More information: Performances are June 26 – Aug. 3. For times and ticket prices, contact 530-802-0998; www.shakespearedavis.org; firstname.lastname@example.org