William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing explores the real world of friends returning from war, true friendship and love, and misunderstandings and reconciliation. This tale of assumptions, of how women should behave, of how men should react, and what happens when one listens to rumors and not one's heart has never been more timely. Much Ado is led by a strong, sharp-witted woman, Beatrice, played by CiC company member Lolita Foster (Orange Is the New Black, Proof). The play explores gender expectations and perceptions, examines love from many angles, and is both a moving drama and a laugh-out-loud comedy. CiC's Much Ado demonstrates a community of people of different ethnicities, genders, and disabilities working together to bring a beautiful, heart-centered story to life. Through the inclusivity of the artists building this project, we reflect the diverse community in which we live, inviting you, our community, to see themselves in Shakespeare.