Much Ado About Nothing

A WWII-ERA AdaptATION

Adapted and Directed by David Roberts

September 10 - 25, 2021

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This is a past magenta theater production that showed in september 2021

ABOUT THE SHOW

Beatrice and Benedick are adamant in their mutual dislike, while Claudio and Hero are deeply in love. The two stories take an unexpected course when their world is shattered by a scheming malcontent who makes a shocking accusation.  With "helpful" friends and relatives mixed into the story, comedic romps, and hints of romance and betrayal, the play is sure to entertain.

 

From the director who brought you Steampunk Romeo & Juliet in 2014 comes one of Shakespeare's best comedies set in 1940's war-torn England.  This adaption takes the characters and moments everyone enjoys and transports audiences to a different period in time.  A trio of singers bring harmonious hits from the era via lively musical interludes. “Ado” is a great introduction for those who are timid about the Bard (Shakespeare). 

CAST LIST

Beatrice: SHAYE ELLER

Benedick: Casey Faubion

Hero: Laura Henderson

Claudio: Jack Harvison

DON PEDRO: Matt Thoreson

Don John: Jason Litts

Borachio: Brett Mock

Conrade: Jonathan Moothart

Messenger: Randy Adams

Leonato: Jeff Giberson

Father Francis: james stevenson

Antonia: SARAH COOMBS

Margaret:  maddi dorry

Ursula: dana black brown

Dogberry: carol radkins

Verges: reba hoffman

First Watchman: mary durall-dupree

Second Watchman: jessica moran

Sexton: andrew pongratz

SINGERS: Honor Stevenson (S)

    kristen bennett (M)

    DANI KNITTLE (A)