Everyone can see that confirmed bachelor Benedick and headstrong Beatrice are meant for each other — everyone, that is, except for Benedick and Beatrice themselves. While their friends try to trick the bickering pair into admitting they're in love, their young sidekicks Hero and Claudio start a romance of their own. But will false accusations, broken promises, and a nutty and bumbling police force prevent a happy ending? Multi-Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (the Old Globe's Love's Labor's Lost) makes her triumphant return as director to the Globe's Festival Theatre stage with one of the greatest romantic comedies ever. This production abounds with colorful characters, passionate poetry, and some of Shakespeare's wittiest wordplay.