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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to Play The Shakespeare Tavern, 2/8-3/28

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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to Play The Shakespeare Tavern, 2/8-3/28

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The New American Shakespeare Tavern presents Much Ado About Nothing (in repertory), running February 8, 13, 20, 23, March 1, 7, 13, 16, 22, 28, 2014 (in repertory). Directed by J. Tony Brown.

Shakespeare's second-famous "battle of the sexes" play. Will Benedick, the ever-confirmed bachelor, admit his love for the equally witty and equally independent Beatrice? Will the young lovers Claudio and Hero survive the devious meddling of others? What do you want to bet there will be two weddings in the end?

Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday March 16 after the show!

Cast:

Don Pedro - Matt Nitchie

Don John - Paul Hester*

Claudio - JoNathan Horne

Benedick - Andrew Houchins*

Leonato - Troy Willis*

Antonio - Doug Kaye*

Borachio - Vinnie Mascola

Conrade - Nicholas Faircloth

Dogberry - Drew Reeves*

Verges - Clarke Weigle

Sexton - Doug Kaye*

Friar Frances - Doug Kaye*

Hero - Kathryn Lawson

Beatrice - Erin Considine

Margaret - Kati Grace Brown

Ursula - Nikole Williams

The Watch - Paul Hester*, Nick Arapolgou* Chris Schulz

Musicians - Drew Reeves*, Chris Schulz, Clarke Weigle

Balthasar - Nick Arapoglou*

Performance days & times: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 6:30 PM. 10 AM most Tuesday and Wednesdays. An 8% sales tax is added on top of all purchases made at The Shakespeare Tavern. Discount Ticket Options: $15 for Previews (unless otherwise noted); Student/Educator prices: $5 off per price level per night except in the Balcony on Thursdays and Sundays. Not valid on Saturday nights. $14 for 10am matinees. $3 off for Military, Seniors, Groups of 10 or more, except in the Balcony on Thursdays and Sundays. Promotional discount offers are not valid closing weekend of a performance. Purchase Tickets Online for most performances at www.shakespearetavern.com.

Accessibility and The Shakespeare Tavern: The Shakespeare Tavern is handicapped accessible. Please let the box office know if you have any special needs that we should be aware of in order to make your Shakespeare Tavern experience the very best we can. Our handicapped entrance ramp/parking is located directly behind our building. Once you turn onto Renaissance Parkway from Peachtree Street, you will turn right onto Courtland Street. The Tavern's back entrance will be immediately on your right once you clear the building on the corner and the traffic poles. The turn comes up quickly, so please drive slowly. Handicapped parking is directly in front of the ramp, behind our building.

Location: The New American Shakespeare Tavern is located at 499 Peachtree Street, NE, just four blocks south of The Fox Theater and directly across the street from Emory University Hospital Midtown.

Parking: In the evening, we recommend parking in the Emory University Hospital Midtown Parking Deck located directly across the street from the front doors of The Shakespeare Tavern on Peachtree Street. Regular parking price is $5. DO NOT park on Pine Street or in the empty parking lots on Pine Street. Your car might be booted if you park in these lots.

Food and Beverage Service: The Tavern opens one hour and fifteen minutes before the performance for food and beverage service. Chef for a Night provides a British-pub-style menu for dinner. The Tavern has a beer, wine, coffee, tea, and soft drink bar that serves Bass and Guinness on tap.

Seating and Box Office: Seating is done on a "first come, first served" basis within each designated section. Table seating is limited however all seats can accommodate food and beverages. For reservations or more information, call or email The Tavern Box Office at 404.874.5299 or boxoffice@shakespearetavern.com or order tickets on-line at www.shakespearetavern.com

The Shakespeare Tavern is a registered 501 ( C ) 3 non-profit organization and is a member of The Actor's Equity Association, the professional union of actors and stage managers.

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company (ASC) at The New American Shakespeare Tavern is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. Major support is provided by the Fulton County Commission under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council. Major support also is provided by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. But, PRIMARILY, ASC is funded through the generous support provided by people just like you through the Shakespeare Club, the Royals and the Exceptions.

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