Much Ado About Nothing

Summer 2012

Much Ado About Nothing

“There was a star danced, and under that was I born.”

By William Shakespeare
Directed by James J. Christy

JULY 11 – AUGUST 5 | MAIN STAGE

With a zest for love and a love of life, Shakespeare’s spirited comedy offers a tale of two courtships. Beatrice and Benedick elevate the art of the quarrel in their duel of glittering wordplay, while Claudio and Hero have their true love put to the test. Dastardly villains are challenged by comical officers, as honor and desire collide to create much ado about laughter and love. Recommended for ages 6+.

For more on this show, read this season’s issue of the PSF Newsletter “The Quill.”


Extras:

Prologues: join us for insights into the play in an informal setting. Free.
Held in the theatre 45 minutes prior to curtain.

Meet the actors for an informal talk-back following the performance on Thursday, July 26.

Much Ado About Nothing plays in repertory on the Main Stage with Cat on A Hot Tin Roof, featuring the same cast.

Sponsors:

Kathleen Kund Nolan & Timothy E. Nolan

Co-Sponsors:

Dr. & Mrs. Frank J. Szarko

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Bethlehem Free Press:

“Brilliant.”

“Tom Degnan gives the role of…Don John a chilling ferocity.”

“Zack Robidas imbues Claudio with a handsome sincerity.”

“…a fine and humorous performance by Rob Kahn as Benedick. Kahn owned the audience opening night.”

“…as if romantic pairings will bloom color anew and bring life to a town and country weary of war.”

Philadelphia Inquirer:

“Good theater.”

“A greatly entertaining production.”

“A rich Much Ado, with a cast of 22 in nuanced portrayals.”

“A very good time.”

The Morning Call:

“Thoroughly enjoyable and engaging.”

“Enchanting.”

“Inspired.”

“Both comic and touching.”

“Classic comedy.”

Artists

CAST

Leonato:
Joe Vincent*

Antonia:
Jo Twiss*

Beatrice:
Eleanor Handley*

Hero:
Emiley Kiser

Don Pedro:
Larry Bull*

Benedick:
Rob Kahn*

Claudio:
Zack Robidas

Don John:
Tom Degnan*

Borachio:
Jake Blouch

Conrade:
Andrew Goebel

Balthasar:
Matt Kleckner

Margaret:
Colleen Clancy

Ursula:
Carey Van Driest*

Hugh Oatcake:
John Cappelletti

George Seacoal:
Matt Kleckner

Dogberry:
Anthony Reimer*

Verges:
Carey Van Driest*

Friar Francis:
Gordon Gray

Sexton:
Mark Marano

Messenger/Watch:
Jay Slaton

Ensemble:
Sarah De Night

Ensemble:
Patti-Lee Meringo

ARTISTIC TEAM

Director:
James J. Christy

Set and Lighting Designer:
Thom Weaver

Costume Designer:
Sam Fleming

Sound Designer:
Matthew Given

Choreographer:
Erin Hurley

Stage Manager:
Hannah Woodward*

Producing Artistic Director:
Patrick Mulcahy

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Stage Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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