Photo Flash: Old Globe's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

The Old Globe's 2011 Shakespeare Festival will include Peter Shaffer's AMADEUS as well as Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. The festival will take place at the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre in San Diego. On their first day of rehearsal, April 19, the cast and creative team of the festival created a video to introduce themselves.

One of the most popular and charming of Shakespeare's comedies, Much Ado About Nothing features 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 plots twists make this the perfect romantic evening under the stars.

RUNS: May 29 - Sept. 25, 2011
Lowell Davies Festival Theatre

TICKETS: $29-85

CREATIVE TEAM: Ralph Funicello (Scenic Design), Deirdre Clancy (Costume Design), Alan Burrett (Lighting Design), David Bullard (Sound Design), Dan Moses Schreier (Original Music and Sound Design), Shaun Davey (Original Music), Charlie Reuter (Music Direction), Joe Fitzpatrick (Puppet Advisor), Steve Rankin (Fight Director), Liz Shipman (Movement), Jan Gist (Voice, Speech and Dialect Coach) and Bret Torbeck (Stage Manager).

CAST: Michael Stewart Allen, Miles Anderson, John Cariani, Donald Carrier, Anthony Cochrane, Winslow Corbett, Kevin Alan Daniels, Georgia Hatzis, Charles Janasz, Jason Maddy, Jonno Roberts, Adrian Sparks and Jay Whittaker, as well as The Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program students Shirine Babb, Adam Daveline, Grayson DeJesus, Ben Diskant, Christian Durso, Andrew Hutcheson, Rachael Jenison, Jesse Jensen, Allison Spratt Pearce, Deborah Radloff, Ryman Sneed and Jonathan Spivey.

Photo Credit: Henry DiRocco

Photo Flash: Old Globe's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Photo Flash: Old Globe's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
The cast of The Old Globe's Shakespeare Festival production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

Photo Flash: Old Globe's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Winslow Corbett as Hero and Kevin Alan Daniels as Claudio 

Photo Flash: Old Globe's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Jonno Roberts as Benedick and Kevin Alan Daniels as Claudio 

Photo Flash: Old Globe's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Jay Whittaker

Photo Flash: Old Globe's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Georgia Hatzis as Beatrice and Jonno Roberts as Benedick 

Photo Flash: Old Globe's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
John Cariani as Dogberry and Michael Stewart Allen as Borachio

Photo Flash: Old Globe's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Jonno Roberts as Benedick and Georgia Hatzis as Beatrice 

Photo Flash: Old Globe's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Jay Whittaker as Don John and Michael Stewart Allen as Borachio 

Photo Flash: Old Globe's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Jonno Roberts as Benedick and Georgia Hatzis as Beatrice 

Photo Flash: Old Globe's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Jonno Roberts as Benedick and Georgia Hatzis as Beatrice

Photo Flash: Old Globe's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
(from left) Winslow Corbett as Hero and Georgia Hatzis as Beatrice.

Photo Flash: Old Globe's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

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