Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Nov 10 – Dec 11, 2022
Harman Hall

The course of true love never did run smooth, especially when the ON AIR sign is lit. Shakespeare’s cherished romantic comedy lands in a cable newsroom, where sparring co-anchors Benedick and Beatrice trade barbs behind the news desk. Helmed by Simon Godwin, “one of the most insightful and sensitive directors of Shakespeare today” (WhatsOnStage), Much Ado About Nothing is the perfect blend of sparkling screwball comedy and revelatory romance.

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Simon Godwin

All titles, artists, and dates subject to change.

Cast

Justin Adams
Justin Adams
Don John
Carlo Albán
Carlo Albán
Don Pedro
David Bishins
David Bishins
Verges
Cerra Cardwell
Cerra Cardwell
Ensemble
Sarah Corey
Sarah Corey
Ursula
Michael Kevin Darnall
Michael Kevin Darnall
Borachio
Nehassaiu deGannes
Nehassaiu deGannes
Sister Francis
Paul Deo, Jr.
Paul Deo, Jr.
Claudio
Terrance Fleming
Terrance Fleming
Ensemble/Cop
Edward Gero
Edward Gero
Leonato
Kate Jennings Grant
Kate Jennings Grant
Beatrice
Rick Holmes
Rick Holmes
Benedick
Quinn M. Johnson
Quinn M. Johnson
Ensemble/Hugh Oatcake
Nicole King
Nicole King
Hero
Raven Lorraine
Raven Lorraine
Belle Shazzar/Georgina Seacol
Ryan Neely
Ryan Neely
Swing
Dave Quay
Dave Quay
Dogberry
Dina Thomas
Dina Thomas
Margaret
Ring Yuqi Yang
Ring Yuqi Yang
Swing

Full Cast List

Don John: Justin Adams
Don Pedro: Carlo Albán
Verges: David Bishins
Ensemble: Cerra Cardwell
Ursula: Sarah Corey
Borachio: Michael Kevin Darnall
Sister Francis: Nehassaiu deGannes
Claudio: Paul Deo, Jr.
Ensemble/Cop: Terrance Fleming
Leonato: Edward Gero
Beatrice: Kate Jennings Grant
Benedick: Rick Holmes
Ensemble/Hugh Oatcake: Quinn M. Johnson
Hero: Nicole King
Belle Shazzar/Georgina Seacol: Raven Lorraine
Swing: Ryan Neely, Ring Yuqi Yang
Dogberry: Dave Quay
Margaret: Dina Thomas

Artistic Team

Director: Simon Godwin
Scenic Designer: Alexander Dodge
Lighting Designer: Donald Holder
Projection Designer: Aaron Rhyne
Sound Designer: Fan Zhang
Composer: Michael Bruce
Choreographer: Jesse Kovarsky
Dramaturg: Emily Burns
Resident Dramaturg: Dr. Drew Lichtenberg
Resident Casting Director: Danica Rodriguez
Production Stage Manager: Joseph Smelser
Assistant Stage Manager: Joey Blakely

Health and Safety

For the run of this show, masks may be required for all patrons, including during the performance, except when actively eating or drinking in the lobby. Look for updates on our website and in your email as your performance date approaches. Thank you for understanding!

This project is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest