Much Ado About Nothing

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Jenna Johnson 

 >July 6 - 7, 2018 at Dusk | Free
Park performances Downtown Valparaiso
Central Park Plaza, Porter Health Amphitheater 

>July 12 - 15, 2018 | NOW CLOSED
Ticketed performances at Chicago Street Theatre 

CLASSIC COMEDY: Full of mistaken identity, physical humor, razor sharp wordplay and robust hilarity, Much Ado About Nothing is considered to be one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. After a successful battle, Don Pedro, the Prince of Aragon, journeys to Messina to celebrate. The festivities reunite the on again/off again relationship of Beatrice and Benedick and the handsome Claudio is smitten with Hero, the beautiful daughter of their host, Leonato. After several mishaps occur during the town’s masquerade ball, gossip and rumor run rampant, calling the honor of the young daughter into question. Complete with silliness, romance, wit and memorable characters, audiences will delight at this theatrical treasure.

Opening Night Party on Friday, July 13, 2018 hosted by Restaurante don Quijote.

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  • Don Pedro: Anthony Majewski
  • Don John: William Milhans
  • Benedick: Eddie Castle
  • Claudio: Elijah Sabourin
  • Balthasar: Savanna Wright
  • Conrade: Melissa D’Aloisio
  • Borachio: Mitchell Paxton
  • Leonato: Dan Matern
  • Antonia: Kari-Anne Innes
  • Hero: Justice Hodges
  • Beatrice: Hilary Jordan
  • Margaret: Sarah Elzinga
  • Ursula: Auriel Lark Felsecker
  • Dogberry: Dennis Murray
  • Verges: Hanna Standerski
  • Frances Seacoal: Denise Woodside Murray
  • George Seacoal: Mahdi Stephens