Much Ado About Nothing was written within the space of 1598 and 1599, and is the first of three comedies, that represent Shakespeare's comic genius at its height. Is Hero's reputation lost forever? Will Beatrice and Benedick finally admit their love to each other? Will justice be served? The show performs in Riverside Park at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument West 89th and Riverside Drive, North patio. There are stone park benches in place but best to bring your own blanket or portable chair.