We came to see Much Ado About Nothing while visiting Atlanta for a week from California. We've seen many, many versions of Shakespeare plays over the years by lots of different companies including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Folgers in DC and lots of local productions, so we went to this performance with an open mind but not great expectations. Wow! We were amazed at the professionalism of this company! The set and lighting are minimal but the acting really carried the play. Although I have seen Much Ado several times, this performance had me laughing through the whole thing! Lots of subtle (and not so subtle) side gags going on that really enriched the play. BRAVO!
A side note: We got there early upon the advice of the box office and scored a front row table on the Main Floor which I would recommend. The food was OK but not fantastic but the quality of the show made the dinner (for us) a minor blip. AND the tickets were only $24! We would have paid much more! Wish we didn't live so far away; would love to see more of this company!