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Much Ado About Nothing

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jane Page
May 25 — Jun 17, 2007
Shakespeare Glen, Forest Park

Leonato, his daughter Hero, and her cousin Beatrice (Antonio’s daughter) learn from a messenger that Don Pedro has won victory in a battle and is returning home. He arrives with Claudio, Benedick, and Pedro’s bastard brother, Don John. Claudio falls in love with Hero at first sight. Claudio confesses he is in love with Hero and wishes to marry her. Benedick only teases him, but Don Pedro vows to help Claudio by disguising himself at the masked dance as Claudio and making advances to Hero on his beh

Cast and Creative

Jennifer Marissa Bock (Ursula), Jim Butz* (Friar Francis), Roger Erb (George Seacole), Myron Freedman (Verges), Cesar Garcia (Balthasar), , Gary Glasgow* (Antonio), Steve Isom* (Leonato), Paul Kiernan* (Borachio), ,Jenny Mercein* (Beatrice), Matt Penn* (Don John/County Clerk), Tony Roach* (Claudio), Steve Routman* (Dogberry), Jared Sanz-Agero (Conrade), Jennifer M. Theby (Margaret), Jerry Vogel* (Don Pedro), Magan Wiles* (Hero), John Wolbers (Hugh Oatcake), and Gregory Wooddell* (Benedick)

Set Design by Jim Burwinkel
Costume Design by Lou Bird
Sound Design by Ann Slayton
Lighting Design by John Wylie
Fight & Movement by Geoffrey Kent
Stage Managed by Champe Leary*
Assistant Stage Managed by Mary Jane Probst*
NY Casting by Paul Hardt, Stuart Howard, and Amy Schecter

*Denotes members of Actors’ Equity Association