Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing in Production

Production is in full swing for Drama Guild’s rendition of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. In this comedy, Hero (Zarah Durst, ‘18) and Claudio (Calvin Parker, ‘18) are happy together. Meanwhile, Benedick (Matt Murch, ‘16) and Beatrice (Emily Olson, ‘16) are constantly bickering. As friends of these characters try to bring people together, villains do their best to ruin plans and cause mayhem. GD’s version of the story will have a sitcom-style setting and is sure to be a success!

Actors auditioned before February vacation, shortly after the Festival of One-Act Plays, and the cast of eighteen actors was determined. After returning from the break, rehearsals and tech meetings were soon underway. Student stage managers, lighting and sound designers, set builders, painters, decorators, costume and prop managers, and stage crew members are all working to perfect the technical aspects of the show.

The production is being directed by Mr. Hoffman and assistant directed by Nick Pellizzari (‘16). Shows are on Friday, April 8 at 7 P.M. and Saturday, April 9 with two shows at 2 P.M. and 7 P.M. in the GDRHS Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $10 general admission and $8 for students and seniors. Don’t miss it!

Story by Celeste Vandermillen

March 16, 2016 - Posted in: Drama