Theatre to Perform ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Theatre to Perform ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

ICC Fine Arts is please to present ‘Much Ado About Nothing,’ a comedy by William Shakespeare. Performances take place March 2-5 in the William Inge Theatre; admission is free.

Thursday, March 2 at 9AM (Student Matinee)
Friday, March 3 at 9AM (Student Matinee)
Friday March 3, at 7 PM (Public)
Saturday, March 4 at 7 PM (Public)
Sunday, March 5 at 2 PM (Public)

The play is set in Messina and revolves around two romantic pairings that emerge when a group of soldiers arrive in the town. The first, between Claudio and Hero, is nearly altered by the accusations of the villain, Don John. The second romance, between Claudio's friend Benedick and Hero's cousin Beatrice, takes center stage as the play goes on, with both characters' wit and banter providing much of the humor. The title's play on words references the secrets and trickery that form the backbone of the play's comedy, intrigue, and action.

“Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING is one of his best,” explains Paul Molnar, Director. “A comedy that highlights resistant lovers, foiled plots, rapier wit, and a bumbling group of watchmen that somehow save the day.  This play is rich with passion and will delight even the most skeptical of Shakespeare lovers.” 

Molnar has assembled a cast of 22 actors, Joel Williams, Associate Professor of Technical Theatre leads a design and tech crew of 4 to bring this story to life. 

Cast List:
(*) denotes ICC student

Mitch Etter -Leonato
Ashley Hovell -Beatrice
Larin Tucker -Hero
*Corbin Thomsen (Parsons) -Don Pedro
*Gunner Jones (Erie) -Benedick
*Kolby Kastler (Altamont) -Claudio
Jaben Heater (Tyro Christian) -Balthasar
*Artemus Montgomery (Independence) -Don John
*Tucker Engstrom (Fredonia) -Conrade
*Jackson Horning (Independence) -Borahcio
*Elizabeth Clapp (Independence) -Margaret
*Tori Kreusch (Paola) -Ursula
*Isha Hill (Edna) -Dogberry
Bruce Peterson -Verges
Carin Barwick -Watch
*Iana Galiamove (Exchange Student from Russia) -Watch
Chris Cameron -Watch
Samantha Schaper -Watch
Meredith Williams -Meredith/Ensemble
*Brin Stark (Fredonia) -Singer
Lynette Williams -Friar
Dee Byrd-Molnar -Sexton


*Braelyn George (Oswego) -Production Stage Manager
*Molly Gray (Chetopa) -Scenic Crew Head
*Artemus Montgomery (Independence) -Set Design
*Elizabeth Clapp (Independence) -Costume Design
*Haley Lewis (Wichita) -Props/Sound Op

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