Production Staff

Director: James Ijames

Scenic Designer: Parris Bradley

Costume Designer: Janus Stefanowicz

Lighting Designer: Andrea Rumble-Moore

Sound Designer: Michael Kiley

Stage Manager: Magdalena Schutzler

Dramaturg: Alexandra Curth


Benedick: Leo Bond

Beatrice: Megan Slater

Hero: Mary Lyon

Claudio: Nik Menotiades

Dogberry: Elizabeth Meisenzahl

Leonato: Shawneen Rowe

Antonio: Brishen Miller

Don Pedro: Sisi Wright

Don John: Alexandra King

Margaret, et al: Kara Krichman

Ursula, et al: Heather Lemos

The Friar, et al: Mark Wheeler

Balthasar, et al: Mina Kawahara

Conrad, et al: CJ Miller

Verges, et al: Tara Demmy

Much Ado About Nothing
"Ijames' Much Ado About Nothing is a confection to be enjoyed by all."
"I have seen many professional productions of this play, but I got more about the heart of the play from this production than any of the more traditional productions."
"brilliantly looney."
"a colorful madcap adventure."
"undeniably warm and charming."

Shakespeare’s timeless romantic comedy!

Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

Directed by James Ijames

April 10-22, 2018

Mischief and merriment abound in Shakespeare’s battle of the sexes. Don Pedro’s army may have succeeded in their skirmishes, but in Messina, an idyllic country estate, conflicts of the heart prove much more trying. As young Claudio and Hero fall madly in love, and Benedick and Beatrice reignite their combative courtship, we quickly see how love can bring out the best - and the worst - in all of us.  In a whirl of masquerade balls, mistaken identities, Much Ado About Nothing offers intrigue, passion, and adventure.