Benedick and Beatrice are poised against each other in a battle of wits that has had audiences in laughter for centuries. On the Italian village of Messina, on the island of Sicily, three heroes, Don Pedro, Count Claudio and Sir Benedick have returned from war.
Their return is met with joy and celebration, and love is in the air. Except for Don Pedro’s brother, Don John, whose rebellion has been vanquished: he has returned in disgrace. He hatches a plan to disrupt the peace that involves deception, mistaken identity, and betrayal. Can the damage be undone, or will the joy of victory unravel into chaos?