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Orlando Shakespeare Theater

Birthday Celebration Features Whedon Film

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF logoOrlando Shakespeare Theater in partnership with UCF celebrates The Bard's 450th birthday with a Free Movie Night in the Park screening of Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing on April 26 at 8 p.m. Presented in association with Enzian Theater, the free screening is open to the public.

The outdoor event will take place along the lawn of Loch Haven Park at the corner of Mills Ave. and Princeton St. For more information, call 407-447-1700, go to, or visit the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 East Rollins St.

“Our Theater offered performances under the stars when we began over two decades ago,” Artistic Director Jim Helsinger said in a press release. “As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we're thrilled to revisit our roots and bring Shakespeare back outdoors."

Whedon's modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy runs 109 minutes and is rated PG-13 for some sexuality and brief drug use. Winner of the National Board of Review's Top Ten Independent Films award, the star-studded film features Amy Acker as Beatrice, Alexis Denisof as Benedick, and Nathan Fillion as Dogberry.

February 28, 2014

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