Free Edmonds summer concert series begins with the Bard

Jul 07, 2017
Wooden O MJ Sieber and Keiko Green rehearse for “Much Ado About Nothing,” which kicks off the free summer concert series in Edmonds July 9.
“Much Ado About Nothing”

When: 4-4:45 p.m. Sunday, July 9
Where: City Park, Third Avenue South and Pine Street, Edmonds
Admission: Free

 

The Edmonds Arts Commission’s series of free summer of free concerts begins Sunday, July 9, will “Much Ado About Nothing” at City Park.

The Shakespeare screwball comedy, performed by the Wooden O Seattle Shakespeare Company, features the bantering of two of his cleverest characters. For Beatrice and Benedick, love is a game of wits played with guarded hearts.

Yet everyone can see they’re meant for each other.

Newly engaged Hero and Claudio conspire to trick the pair into admitting their affections and falling for each other. But schemes are afoot to ruin everyone’s happiness through dire accusations.

Will love win out in the end? Directed by Jon Kretzu

The series offers something for all, from traditional folk, pop and jazz music to Shakespeare and some clowning around for the kids. This year’s sponsors are Lynnwood Honda, Acura of Lynnwood and the Hazel Miller Foundation.

The City Park series continues through Aug. 20. 3-4 p.m. Sundays, canceled at 2:30 in case of rain. Performances at Hazel Miller Plaza in downtown Edmonds begin July 18 with Leapin’ Louie, a cowboy comedy show.

Concerts, rain or shine, are noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays and 6-6:30 p.m. Sundays.

The concert program is subject to change. All concerts are accessible for persons with disabilities. Call 425-771-0228 or 425-771-0230 for information.

For information about the Edmonds Arts Commission, go towww.edmondsartscommission.org.

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