Arin Arbus’s ‘Much Ado’ in the New York Times

Arin Arbus (right) works with actor Matthew Amendt (Claudio) in rehearsal at the Duke on 42nd Street

“‘Much Ado About Nothing’ (previews start on Saturday; opens on Feb. 17) Fans of no-frills, shrewdly conceived, elegantly presented Shakespeare have learned to circle their calendars for Arin Arbus’s annual Theater for a New Audience productions. This one, her fifth in as many years, features a love-hate relationship not unlike that in last year’s “Taming of the Shrew,” and Ms. Arbus once again has Maggie Siff (“Sons of Anarchy”) to represent the female half of the equation. Playing Benedick opposite Ms. Siff’s Beatrice is the British classical actor Jonathan Cake.”

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