Here are a few nifty events outside of Dover that you should consider checking out this weekend.
Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing'
WHAT 'Much Ado About Nothing' the play
WHEN 7:30 p.m., Friday; 7:30 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Field Theatre, 2310 Woodland Lane, Arden
COST $10 general admission; $8 Arden Club members; $5 for children age 12 and younger
INFO ardenshakespearegild.org or call (302) 475-3126
Benedick is a cocky bachelor. And Beatrice is his favorite sparring partner.
Whereas Benedick and Beatrice hide their desire for each other with clever insults, young lovers Hero and Claudio are sprinting hand-in-hand to the altar. Meanwhile, the cruel Don John plots to ruin the wedding. Will false accusations and misunderstandings keep the couple from living happily ever after?
Crafty wordplay, witty plot twists and a clan of dense watchmen make this battle of the sexes a laugh-fest in "Much Ado About Nothing," one of the most popular of William Shakespeare's comedies. The play, presented by the Arden Shakespeare Gild, opens tonight at the Field Theater in Arden.
Love letter for the heartbroken
WHAT 'How To Love A Saved Man'
WHEN 6 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Jesus Love Temple, 106 South Walnut St., Milford
COST $15 for adults; $10 for children
INFO Visit howtoloveasavedman.weebly.com
Playwright and director Tamika Hall wants to show hurt women and good men they can find love again in her new gospel dramedy, "How To Love A Saved Man," which debuts at Jesus Love Temple on Saturday.
"How To Love A Saved Man" follows three couples of friends in relationships and the issues each couple is struggling with. For instance, there's Quentin (Teran Goldsborough) and Charlene (Ty Bolden). Quentin is a sweet stockbroker who was just laid off. Thankfully, his good friend Mike is letting him crash at his place until he can get back on his feet. Meanwhile, Quentin stumbles across the cute Charlene, a guarded woman who wants nothing to do with him or any man.
The broken-hearted Charlene was just kicked out of her apartment by her ex-boyfriend and isn't about to let another man ruin her life. Homeless, she moves in with her friend Sony, Mike's wife, and is shocked to discover Quentin is living under the same roof. In time, Charlene realizes Quentin isn't the wolf in sheep's clothing she made him out to be.
While all the characters in the show are flawed, you'll learn they're all good people.
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WHAT Anthony Hamilton in concert
WHEN 8 p.m., Friday
WHERE House of Blues Atlantic City, Atlantic City, N.J.
R&B soul-singer Anthony Hamilton will undoubtedly captivate the crowd at the House of Blues Atlantic City in New Jersey tonight.
Hamilton, who earned a Grammy Award in 2009 for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
with "You've Got The Love I Need," began gaining national attention in 2002 when he sang on the hook of rap group Nappy Root's "Po' Folks." The next year he drew even more looks with the release of his album, "Comin' From Where I'm From," featuring the popular title track.
Hamilton's last album, "Back to Love," was released in 2011. The title track sees him with the songstress Jill Scott. Hamilton and Scott set a record with the tune − 18 weeks at number one on Billboard's Urban Adult Contemporary.