Santiago Sosa-Directed MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Coming Up At The Theatre Bug
Santiago Sosa directs the eagerly anticipated Theater Bug production of Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, opening March 23 and running through March 30.
Leonato's house is a happy one, complete with a beautiful daughter, Hero, and a clever niece, Beatrice. When Leonato's friends return from the war, the household is turned on its ear by the instant attraction between Hero and Claudio, and the constant bickering between Messina's favorite "will they/won't they" couple, Beatrice and Benedick. There's a snake in the midst of all this affection, and Don John plots to destroy these budding romances. Masquerades reveal as much as they hide in this hilarious comedy. Set in the late '90s to a fun and nostalgic soundtrack, this show promises to turn anyone into a lover of the Bard.
Justin Hand, cast as Leonato, and James Rudolph, playing Father Frances, join the cast of Theater Bug favorites, including Ayla Williams as Beatrice, Lane Williamson as Benedick, Abbey Rhyne as Hero and Chamberlin Little as Claudio.
Local composer Natalie Bell serves as music director. Rounding out the creative team are Cori Anne Laemmel (artistic director and producer), Courtney Coppa (assistant director and dramaturg), Morgan Davis (assistant director and text coach), Melodie Madden Adams (costumer) Tyson Laemmel (technical director), and Sarah Bolek (stage manager).
Much Ado About Nothing runs March 23-30. Performances are at The Theater Bug, located at 4809 Gallatin Pike in the back building of New Life Baptist Church. Tickets online (ticketsnashville.com) are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $12 and $7, respectively, if available.
For more information about The Theater Bug, please visit www.thetheaterbug.org.
All photos and artwork by MA2LA.