Double Heart
(The Courtship of Beatrice and Benedick)

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  • 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
  • The language is funny and at times quite elegant and wise about issues of the heart.
    Christine Howey, Rave & Pan

Double Heart

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.  

Photo (right) by Robert Muller
Pictured: Emily Pucell Czarnota, James Rankin

Title graphic (top of page) by TRG Reality

Available from YouthPLAYS.

First Performance: 

February 12, 2013
The Alcazar, Cleveland Hts.

Cast: 2 M, 2 W
Genre: Romance
Running Time:  60 min.

Produced at the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival

Double Heart (excerpt)

Performed at the University of Akron in 2013.