Much Ado About Nothing

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Allegra Caldera ’17
Produced by Garrett Maron ’16 & Connie Yan ’16

Friday, October 9th at 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 10th at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 11th at 8 p.m.
Thursday, October 15th at 8 p.m.
Friday, October 16 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 17 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Intermission: Yes
Runtime: 2 hours

From the moment he lays eyes on Hero, Claudio knows he’s going to marry her. His friend Benedick, though, isn’t a fan of the whole “marriage” concept; he swears he’ll remain a bachelor forever. Only the sharp-witted Beatrice can hold his attention – and that’s because she’s engaged with him in the insult match of the century!

As Claudio and Hero’s wedding day approaches, the unsuspecting Beatrice and Benedick become the subjects of their friends’ matchmaking schemes. But even as the squabbling pair begins to regard each other anew, rumors of Hero’s infidelity spread. Trust falters, tragedy strikes, and allegiances are tested. Will love prevail?

Join us for a 1940s update of this classic love story. With love, laughter, anger, and tenderness, Shakespeare explores what it means to open your heart; to be vulnerable; and to love.

CAST
Beatrice … Kier Zimmerman
Benedick … Eli Kresta
Hero … Madi Deming
Claudio … Nick Hornedo
Don Pedro/Verges … Brian Cami
Leonato … Nathaniel Brodsky
Don John/Sexton … Ali Astin
Margaret … KelleyGuinn McArtor
Ursula … Claire Rivkin
Dogberry … Jacob Roberts
Borachio … Henry Brooks
Conrade … Cecilia Laguarda

STAFF
Director … Allegra Caldera
Producers … Garrett Maron & Connie Yan
Stage Manager … Mia Vitale
Set Designer … Trevor Mullin
Technical Director … Aidan Campbell
Master Carpenter … Evan Weiner
Light Designer … Alice Berenson
Costume Designers … Julia Thomas & Rachel Martin
Hair & Makeup Designer … Kat Zhou
Sound Designer … Daniel Levine
Props Masters … Emily Zoffer & Nick Wood
Publicity Manager … Bethany Donovan
Dramaturg … Emma Adler
Directorial Advisor … Mikhaila Fogel
Assistant Technical Director … Jamie Herring
Assistant Costumer … Bethany Donovan