Will’n in Weslaco is the Rio Grande Valley’s first and only annual Shakespeare festival. In our second year, we are celebrating William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing.
I will not be sworn, but love may transform me into an oyster.
Despite COVID, we are going ahead with this year’s festival. We are planning at least three virtual events: a performance of the play by the Tower Theatre, an academic conference through South Texas College, and an art walk at the Weslaco Museum.
Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps
Shakespeare festivals continue to thrive all over the world because his writing offers something for everyone. More than four hundred years after their publication, Shakespeare’s plays continues to be performed, studied, and celebrated not because his writings are old or traditional, but because they speak beautifully and profoundly to the human condition. Shakespeare is celebrated and enjoyed across cultures because his brilliance as a poet stems from his genius as a philosopher. Beautiful, true, and good, Shakespeare is enjoyed by all because he speaks to all.
For I will be horribly in love
All are welcome! Of course, we’re starting at home. We are especially reaching out to the residents of the City of Weslaco and the Rio Grande Valley.
When I said I’d die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I married.