CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WVEC) -- 'Much Ado About Nothing" preformed by the Tidewater Community College is a free treater experience the whole family can enjoy.

June 21 to 25, TCC is hosting it's 21st season of Shakespeare in the Grove, weather permitting.

The outdoor performance is the second year to be held at the "grove" platform located behind the Pass Building on TCC's Chesapeake Campus.

A cast and crew of more than 20 students and veteran actors and 14 technicians will bring this popular William Shakespeare comedy to life.

“Much Ado About Nothing” focuses on the courtship and scandal involving young Hero and her suitor, Claudio, and features a witty war of words between Claudio’s friend, Benedick, and Hero’s cousin, Beatrice.

Shakespeare set his play in Sicily, but TCC’s production takes the audience to Spain, with brightly colored Flamenco-inspired costumes and sets.

Shakespeare in the Grove is sponsored by TCC and the Chesapeake Fine Arts Commission. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner; insect repellent is also recommended.

For more information click here or contact Matthew Gorris at or (757) 822- 5219.