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Much Ado About Nothing Sensory Friendly Performance by Eastern Michigan University

  • Quirk Theatre 124 Quirk Hall Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States (map)

Entanglements, twists and turns abound in this Shakespearean romantic comedy. Drawn together through hopeful rumor, witty warriors Beatrice and Benedick become unlikely lovers. Meanwhile, betrayed through treacherous lies, the idealistic young pair Hero and Claudio finds themselves at war. Set in the Sicilian city of Messina, this uproarious tale of love against all odds, takes its title from how “eavesdropping” can bring about “much ado”.


Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a welcoming environment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other individuals with sensory sensitivities.

Accommodations for Sensory Friendly Performances typically include:

- Patrons will be allowed to move freely through the aisles
- Individuals are free to vocalize during the performance
- House Lights will remain on at low level during performance
- To give warning to the audience, sudden loud sounds, light changes or startling moments will be signaled in advance
- Entering and exiting the theatre will be allowed throughout the performance
- A “quiet room” at the lobby of the theatre that provides continued viewing away from the audience
- Additional quiet space provided completely away from the theatre
- Noise-reduction headphones and sunglasses are available for patron use

Eastern Michigan University Theatre strives to make its facility and its "Much Ado About Nothing" performances accessible to all our patrons. For additional information or if you have questions, need assistance, or an accommodation not mentioned above, please contact the accessibility coordinator at 734.487.1884 (voice) or