Much Ado About Nothing
June 13 to October 5, 2014 (Up the Hill)
By William Shakespeare
Directed by David Frank
Opening night: June 21 at 8 p.m.
Masquerades reveal as much as they hide in this hilarious comedy. Leonato's house is a happy one, complete with beautiful daughter Hero and clever niece Beatrice. But when Leonato's friends return from war, the household is turned on its ear by the instant attraction between Hero and Claudio, and the constant bickering (and, clearly, also attraction) between Beatrice and Benedick. But there's a snake in the midst of all this affection, and Don John plots to destroy everyone's happiness before some of our couples are even aware that they are indeed a couple. Featuring Colleen Madden as Beatrice, David Daniel as Benedick, Paul Bentzen as Antonio, Brian Mani as Leonato, Kelsey Brennan as Hero, Nate Burger as Claudio, James Pickering as Dogberry, Eric Parks as Don John and Marcus Truschinski as Borachio