Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Brian Kulick, Artistic Director, will present the seventh year of its popular YOUNG COMPANY, which creates classical works specially tailored for young audiences. This season's production will focus on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Columbia M.F.A. students and alumni actors will be featured in Shakespeare's merry battle of hearts and wits. Directed by Jimmy Maize, Much Ado About Nothing will be presented in a 90-minute abridged version specifically geared toward student and family audiences.