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

Dramaturgical Resources


Study Guide

Behind the Scenes: Scenic Designer

Behind the Scenes: Dramaturg

Much Ado About Nothing
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.