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Much Ado About Nothing


** Artwork by Orlando Shakespeare Company

**Will update once students have created original artwork.

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Julie M. Ryan

Tech Directed by Jason Quach

The primary plot of Much Ado About Nothing turns on the courtship and scandal involving young Hero and her suitor, Claudio, but the witty war of words between Claudio’s friend Benedick and Hero’s cousin Beatrice often takes center stage.

Set in Messina, the play begins as Don Pedro’s army returns after a victory. Benedick, a gentleman soldier, resumes a verbal duel with Beatrice, the niece of Messina’s governor, Leonato. Count Claudio is smitten by Leonato’s daughter, Hero. After Don Pedro woos her in disguise for Claudio, the two young lovers plan to marry in a week. To fill in the time until the wedding, Don Pedro and the others set about tricking Benedick and Beatrice into falling in love with each other. Meanwhile, Don Pedro’s disgruntled brother, Don John, plots to ruin Hero and halt her wedding. Claudio believes Don John’s deception, is convinced Hero has a lover, and, at the wedding, brutally rejects her.

With Hero in hiding and falsely reported dead, Beatrice persuades Benedick to fight Claudio. Twists and turns lead to a notable ending of one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies.

October 18th, 19th @ 7pm

October 25th, 26th @ 7pm

Tickets: $7 Presale $10 @ door


**Tickets will be available beginning October 2nd**

Season passes will be available September 10th


August 19th and 20th

Kerr Mainstage Theatre @2:45

Check back here for more audition information. Read the play! It is a good idea to find an online copy of "No Fear Shakespeare" version to help you understand the story, what you are saying and what the audition scenes are about.

Check the calendar for all possible conflicts ahead of time. Rehearsals are everyday after school from 2:45 - 4:45. A more specific rehearsal calendar will be given on the first day of read through! Break Legs!!

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