Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

Performances July 25-28, 2019
(Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7pm – Sunday at 2pm)

Much Ado About Nothing is one of the most popular comedic plays by William Shakespeare about misunderstandings, love and deception.

Benedick, Claudio and Don Pedro arrive at Leonato’s house in Messina. Beatrice and Benedick bicker with each other and Claudio, a soldier, falls in love with Leonato’s daughter, Hero.

Don John, who is Don Pedro’s evil half-brother, tricks Claudio into believing that he has seen Hero being unfaithful.

Meanwhile, Don Pedro and others plot to bring Benedick and Beatrice together. Claudio accuses Hero of infidelity and refuses to marry her. Leonato is persuaded to pretend that she is dead.

Hero’s innocence is proven and Claudio repents. He agrees to accept Antonio’s daughter in marriage and she turns out to be Hero after all! The trick to make Benedick and Beatrice fall in love succeeds and he proposes to her at the end of the play.

Director: Jolene Gentzler
ADSM: Joseph Gentzler

Cast List

Beatrice: Maren Grant
Benedick: Abby Aldrich
Hero: Zaladet Shonka**
Don Pedro: Cheyenne Lewis
Claudio: Megan Witzenburg
Leonato: Aurora Grooters
Don John: Aidan Farrell
Borachio: Chloe Williams
Antonio / 2nd Watchman: Aidan McFadden**
Dogberry / Messenger: Margo Keller
Margaret / 1st Watchman / Sexton: Joey Aldrich**
Ursula / Verges: Nora Somers
Balthasar / Friar Francis / Conrade: Isaac Forristall
Seacole: Eryn Lenhart

This production is performed outdoors at Haines Park Amphitheatre (711 3rd Ave SE) Altoona, IA. In the event of inclement weather, performances will be moved to CAP Theatre (201 1st Ave S) Altoona, IA.

Tickets are $7, available online and at the park. Tickets available at the park will be cash only!

Tickets on sale in June 2019!

  • Thu, July 25, 2019 7:00 pm
  • Fri, July 26, 2019 7:00 pm
  • Sat, July 27, 2019 7:00 pm
  • Sun, July 28, 2019 2:00 pm