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Otterbein Theatre and Dance Presents "Much Ado About Nothing"

October 16, 2015
Otterbein University

The Otterbein University Department of Theatre and Dance will present Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, and 8 p.m. on Oct. 23, 24, 30 and 31 in the Campus Center Theatre, 100 W. Home St. Tickets cost $18. Call 614-823-1109 or visit www.otterbein.edu/drama.

Claudio loves Hero and Hero loves Claudio and nothing seems capable of keeping them apart. Claudio’s friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice loves Benedick, but (because neither will admit it) nothing seems capable of bringing them together. Driven along by a romance all the more charming for being in denial, Much Ado About Nothing is a miracle of comic and dramatic suspense and gives us, in the bantering Beatrice and Benedick, one of Shakespeare’s wittiest and most lovable pairs of lovers.

Tickets for Much Ado About Nothing are $18 each and can be reserved by calling the Otterbein University box office at (614) 823-1109 or purchased online at www.otterbein.edu/drama. The box office is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to performances. The box office is located in Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.

Details:

Otterbein University Theatre & Dance presents:

Much Ado About Nothing

By William Shakespeare 

Oct. 22-24 and October 30-31, 2015

Campus Center Theatre, 100 W. Home St., Westerville

Production Team

  • Director: Christina Kirk
  • Student Scenic Designer: Tess Webster
  • Costume Designer: Julia Ferreri
  • Lighting Designer: Darin Keesing
  • Sound Designer: David Mead

Principal Cast List

The Soldiers:

Don Pedro, Prince of Aragon........................................................ Steven Meeker

Don John, illegitimate brother to Don Pedro...................................... Peter Moses

Signor Benedick, a lord of Padua................................................... Jordan Donica

Signor Claudio, a lord of Florence.......................................................... Jeff Gise

Barbara, an attendant to Don Pedro............................................. Lottie Prenevost

Conrade............................................................................................ Asel Swango

Borachio, companion to Don John............................................... Jack Labrecque

 

The Household of the Governor of Messina:

Leonata, Governor of Messina......................................................... Kayla Walsh

Antonio, brother to Leonata............................................................... Kevin Thiel

Hero, daughter to Leonata............................................................. Alison Schiller

Beatrice, niece to Leonata................................................................ Afton Welch

Margaret, waiting woman to Hero............................................... Mason Smajstrla

Ursula, waiting woman to Hero...................................................... Melanie Sierra

Boy............................................................................................... Benjamin Folts

 

Townspeople of Messina:

Friar Francis...................................................................................... Tori Hidalgo

Dogberry, master constable....................................................... Evan Moore-Coll

Verges, a headborough...................................................................... Jenna Miller

Watch 1....................................................................................... Lauren DiMario

Watch 2............................................................................................... Sally Clark

Sexton............................................................................................... Daria Redus

 

Other:

Messenger..................................................................................... Madelyn Loehr

 

Performance Information

Thursday, Oct. 22*     7:30 p.m.     Campus Center Theatre, 100 W Home St., Westerville

* Opening night, reception to follow performance

Friday, Oct. 23            8 p.m.          Campus Center Theatre, 100 W Home St., Westerville        

Saturday, Oct. 24        8 p.m.          Campus Center Theatre, 100 W Home St., Westerville        

Friday, Oct. 30            8 p.m.          Campus Center Theatre, 100 W Home St., Westerville        

Saturday, Oct. 31        8 p.m.          Campus Center Theatre, 100 W Home St., Westerville

 

Photo Cutlines And Credits

(L-R) Alison Schiller (Hero), Afton Welch (Beatrice), Jordan Donica (Benedick), and Jeff Gise (Claudio) in the Otterbein University Department of Theatre & Dance production of Much Ado About Nothing.

OTT Much Ado 1.jpg: (L-R) Alison Schiller (Hero), Afton Welch (Beatrice), Jordan Donica (Benedick), and Jeff Gise (Claudio) in the Otterbein University Department of Theatre & Dance production of Much Ado About Nothing.
Photo Courtesy of Otterbein University Theatre & Dance
 
(L-R) Alison Schiller (Hero) and Afton Welch (Beatrice) in the Otterbein University Department of Theatre & Dance production of Much Ado About Nothing.
OTT Much Ado 2.jpg: (L-R) Alison Schiller (Hero) and Afton Welch (Beatrice) in the Otterbein University Department of Theatre & Dance production of Much Ado About Nothing.
Photo Courtesy of Otterbein University Theatre & Dance
 
(L-R) Afton Welch (Beatrice) and Jordan Donica (Benedick) in the Otterbein University Department of Theatre & Dance production of Much Ado About Nothing.
OTT Much Ado 3.jpg: (L-R) Afton Welch (Beatrice) and Jordan Donica (Benedick) in the Otterbein University Department of Theatre & Dance production of Much Ado About Nothing.
Photo Courtesy of Otterbein University Theatre & Dance
 
(L-R) Jordan Donica (Benedick) and Afton Welch (Beatrice) in the Otterbein University Department of Theatre & Dance production of Much Ado About Nothing.
OTT Much Ado 4.jpg: (L-R) Jordan Donica (Benedick) and Afton Welch (Beatrice) in the Otterbein University Department of Theatre & Dance production of Much Ado About Nothing.
Photo Courtesy of Otterbein University Theatre & Dance

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