Enso Theatre Ensemble ventures into its first site-specific work with Much Ado, a streamlined take on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing devised by and giving voice to female and queer voices. Following the success of their multimedia Oregon premiere, Care of Trees by E. Hunter Spreen, Enso provides an innovative theatrical experience with this Shakespearean house party - set in an actual house.

Six friends meet at their childhood summer home to relax and reunite, only to discover old flames and feuds still simmering beneath the surface. Jon is furious when he discovers that his first love, Hero, only has eyes for Claudio. Benedick and Beatrice have a long-running feud they quickly pick up where they left off, until their friends decide to set them up with each other. Margaret's waiting for the right time to tell Beatrice she's in love with her, and the hired bouncer for the party, Dogberry, is hot on the case of Jon's scheming. Will they? Won't they? It's all the drama of a house party... in an actual house.

Director: Bailie Nokes-Borge

Caitlin Lushington as Beatrice
Madeline Shier as Hero
Helena Fisher-Welsh as Margaret
Tim Fodge as Benedick
Azalea Micketti as Don Jon
Kiah Hart as Claudio
Ross Laguzza as Dogbery

Design Team:
Jordan Mackey (Technical Director)
Alana Wight (Costumes)
Kelly Terry (Co-Lighting Designer)
Scott Snipes (Co-Lighting Designer)
Jared Jonas (Sound)
Breydon Little (Props)

Stage Management:
Lizz Brown (Stage Manager)
Kayden Cummings (Assistant Stage Manager)

Performance Dates:
Friday Sept. 13th at 7:30pm (OPENING NIGHT)
Saturday Sept. 14th at 2pm & 7:30pm
Thursday Sept. 19th at 7:30pm
Friday Sept. 20th at 7:30pm
Saturday Sept. 21st at 2pm & 7:30pm
Thursday Sept. 26th at 7:30pm
Friday Sept. 27th at 7:30pm
Saturday Sept. 28th at 2pm & 7:30pm

Tickets: Tickets are $25, and include one drink ticket. They will go on sale August 1st at www.ensotheatre.com/much-ado.

Location: A private home in the Mt. Tabor area (address revealed upon ticket purchase)

Doors will open a half-hour prior to each performance (7pm for evening shows, 1:30pm for matinees) for patrons to purchase refreshments (in addition to their free drink ticket) and mingle.

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