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Much Ado About Nothing

March 17-April 2, 2017

Show Dates:

Show Dates: March 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 & April 1 at 8PM

& March 19, 26, & April 2 at 2PM

Introduction:
Much Ado About Nothing is a comedic play by William Shakespeare thought to have been written in 1598 and 1599, as Shakespeare was approaching the middle of his career. The play was included in the First Folio, published in 1623. Much Ado About Nothing is generally considered one of Shakespeare’s best comedies, because it combines elements of mistaken identities, love, robust hilarity with more serious meditations on honour, shame, and court politics.

By means of “noting” (which, in Shakespeare’s day, sounded the same as “nothing” as in the play’s title, and which means gossip, rumour, and overhearing), Benedick and Beatrice are tricked into confessing their love for each other, and Claudio is tricked into rejecting Hero at the altar on the erroneous belief that she has been unfaithful. At the end, Benedick and Beatrice join forces to set things right, and the others join in a dance celebrating the marriages of the two couples.

Cast
Benedick: Mike Green
Beatrice: Whitney Upton
Don Pedro: Mark Wyatt
Claudio: Ryan Peacock
Hero: Amanda McAdams
Leonato: Don Bloom
Antonia: E.A. Keeble
Margaret: Kim McKenzie
Ursula: Susan Vinson
Don John: Cory Olson
Balthazar: Blake Robertson
Borachio: Kirk Corley
Constance: Terri Jackson
Dogberry: Bill Watts
Verges: Lisa Burnett
Messenger: Raymond Peyton
Friar: Kelly Teague
The Sexton: Brett Martin
The Watch: Sierra Patrick, Samantha Young, Savannah Teague