Double Heart
(The Courtship of Beatrice and Benedick)

 
 
 

A Renaissance rom-com! This youthful, funny, moving, exciting prequel to Shakespeare's classic "Much Ado About Nothing" imagines the early, sparks-flying courtship of sharp-tongued lovers Beatrice and Benedick, chronicling love -- and its opposite. Written in poetic verse, this one-hour play is appropriate for audiences age 12 and up.


Now available through YouthPLAYS!

David Hansen understands, and doesn’t shy away from, the darkness and unpleasantness inside some of Shakespeare’s brightest comedies ... A witty and worthy ‘what if’ about one of my very favorite Shakespeare plays."

Adam Bertocci, “Two Gentlemen of Lebowski”


Beautiful turns of language and a touch of weirdness.

TIME OUT NEW YORK

contact: pengo (at) davidhansen (dot) org

Brilliantly written in Iambic Pentameter, well acted and short ... It would make a great family friendly matinee for any company producing Much Ado in the evening.”

- NYC  THEN AND NOW


"You don’t have to know a thing about Much Ado to get a major buzz from Double Heart ... The language is funny and at times quite elegant and wise about issues of the heart."

  1. -RAVE AND PAN


First Performance:

February 12, 2013

The Alcazar, Cleveland Hts.


Cast: 2 M, 2 W

Genre: Romance

Running Time:  60 min.


Great Lakes Theater 2013 Surround Outreach Tour


Produced at the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival