Literal Garbage’s irreverent take on Shakespeare opening at the ZACC

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“I hope people laugh. I really like making people laugh. It’s what I’ve done my entire life,” said Nevin Graves, director of “Much Ado About Nothing,” premiering at the ZACC this weekend.

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Titillated soldiers, messy match-making and cavalier comedy is taking the stage at the Zootown Arts Community Center as a troupe of thespians enact their own irreverent version of a classic Shakespeare play.

“I hope people laugh. I really like making people laugh. It’s what I’ve done my entire life,” the show’s director, Nevin Graves, said.

The ZACC is presenting “Much Ado About Nothing” this weekend, performed by the local theater troupe Literal Garbage Productions. This modernized version of a Shakespearean comedy will be full of hilariously dumb surprises.

The play is centered around a group of soldiers who’ve just come home victorious from war. Match-making and scandal and all the usual romantic drama tropes make this show light-hearted and entertaining.

“Everyone’s really tired and a little feisty,” Graves said. “And then everyone realizes exactly

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