Visiting Artist Series Welcomes the Idaho Shakespeare Festival

Published: March 2, 2023

Join College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Visiting Artist Series in welcoming the Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s (ISF) Shakespearience program as they perform the play, Much Ado About Nothing, and host an acting workshop on Friday, March 10.

Students and community members are invited to take part as the Idaho Shakespeare Festival brings an exhilarating new adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s classics, Much Ado About Nothing, to life offering viewers a timeless tale with a contemporary spin.

Synopsis: Beatrice and Benedick would rather exchange scorching insults than sweet nothings. However, the pugnacious pair is forced to forge a partnership in order to defend house and honor, and salvage the true love of Hero and Claudio after deceptions destroy the lovers’ wedding day. Will the earnest endeavor to restore a young romance elicit an unexpected change of heart from the erstwhile combatants?

Mix-ups and mischief fill this tale, along with moments of tragedy, creating a play with something for everyone. This 50-minute performance is an engaging way to bring students deeper into Shakespeare’s work in a relatable, entertaining, and accessible experience. 

Following the performance, the ISF cast and crew will hold a 15-minute Q&A and then host a free hour-long acting workshop for audience members.

The performance is suitable for all ages and will be sign-interpreted (ASL).

Shakespearience: Much Ado About Nothing

Friday, March 10
5:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Nampa Campus Academic Building, Room 122

CWI’s Visiting Artist Series is made possible through a grant from Idaho Commission on the Arts, which is supported by National Endowment for the Arts. Visiting Artist Series events, featuring visual and performing artists, are free and open to the public.

For those with questions or need more information, please contact Goran Fazil at

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