The Ohio Shakespeare Festival's outdoor performances at Stan Hywet every year rank among the area's best summertime events. Staged near the estate's lagoons, the shows start while there's still sunlight and wrap up under the stars. The fest presents three plays this season: Much Ado About Nothing
, and, um, Always . . . Patsy Cline
(maybe Shakespeare liked "Crazy"?). The fest begins with Nothing
, a classic battle-of-the-sexes tale. It's one of the playwright's breeziest and funniest works.
Wednesdays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Starts: July 14. Continues through July 22