The Stonington Opera House on Monday, December 21, 2020. Credit: Bill Trotter / BDN

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There is a gem of a Shakespeare production being performed outside over on Deer Isle. If people struggled understanding a Shakespeare production, here is an opportunity to clearly understand his humor and clever use of language.

The director and lively crew are offering a laugh-out-loud production of “Much Ado About Nothing.” Many of Shakespeare’s plays are complicated but “Much Ado About Nothing” is a simple straightforward case of deceit and redemption. A truly funny love story.

This is the best Shakespeare production I have attended. It is well worth the trip. It is playing until July 17. Check it out at

John Poulin