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.

 

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World Premiere:

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


“Beautiful turns of language and a touch of weirdness.”

  1. -TIME OUT NEW YORK


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


“An excellent production.”

- CURTAIN UP


"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."

- RAVE AND PAN




 

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”

contact: pengo (at) davidhansen (dot) org