Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

directed by David Martin

In October, don’t miss OCTA’s very first production of the greatest English-language playwright, William Shakespeare, when we present Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare’s comedy of bickering lovers.

One of the most popular and charming of Shakespeare’s comedies, Much Ado About Nothing features the original battle of the sexes couple: Benedick, an arrogant and confirmed bachelor, and Beatrice, his favorite sparring partner. While Beatrice and Benedick hide their infatuation beneath witty barbs, young love blossoms as Hero and Claudio race to the altar. When the wicked Don John conspires to break up the wedding, will false accusations and misunderstandings prevent the young couple’s happy ending? Witty wordplay, passionate poetry, and clever plot twists make this the perfect romantic evening. Join us for our first-ever Shakespearean production!

October 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 & Nov 2, 3, and 4, 2012


Cast List:

Benedick - Justin Speer
Beatrice - Christina Schafer Martin
Claudio - Ed Fogel
Hero - Erika Crane Ricketts
Don Pedro - Jeremy Riggs
Don John - Richard Burt
Leonato - Charles Christesson
Dogberry - Peter Leondedis
Verges - Tracy Fox
Borachio - Derrick Freeman
Conrade - Michael Juncker
Antonio - Bill Bergman
Margaret/Messenger/Boy - Jackie Coomes
Ursula - Ellen DeShon
Sexton/Friar Francis - Mike Haskin
Balthazar/First Watchman - Joel Morrison
Seacoal/A Lord - Bill Van Buskirk

Performance Date and Times
Friday October 19 2012 08:00 PM
Saturday October 20 2012 08:00 PM
Sunday October 21 2012 02:00 PM
Friday October 26 2012 08:00 PM
Saturday October 27 2012 08:00 PM
Sunday October 28 2012 02:00 PM
Friday November 2 2012 08:00 PM
Saturday November 3 2012 08:00 PM
Sunday November 4 2012 02:00 PM