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Photo Flash: Kathleen Marshall Directs MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Old Globe

Marshall makes her triumphant return as director to our Festival Theatre stage with one of the greatest romantic comedies ever, in a production full of colorful characters, passionate poetry, and Shakespeare's wittiest wordplay. Everyone can see that confirmed bachelor Benedick and headstrong Beatrice are meant for each other-except for Benedick and Beatrice themselves! While their friends try to trick the bickering pair into admitting they're in love, their young sidekicks Hero and Claudio start a romance of their own. But will false accusations, broken promises, and even a nutty and bumbling police force prevent a happy ending?

CAST: Carlos Angel-Barajas (Claudio), Fred Applegate (Dogberry), Sam Avishay (Messenger), Michael Boatman (Don Pedro, Balthasar), Nora Carroll (Margaret), Yadira Correa (Conrade), Manoel Felciano (Don John), Michael Hayden (Benedick), Daniel Ian Joeck (Friar Francis), Jose Martinez (Watch), James Newcomb (Antonio, Verges), Renardo Charles Pringle Jr. (Messenger), Larica Schnell (Ursula), Jersten Seraile (Watch), Samantha Sutliff (Watch), Morgan Taylor (Hero), René Thornton Jr. (Leonato), Sara Topham (Beatrice), Wenona Truong (Sexton), Jared Van Heel (Messenger), Eric Weiman (Borachio). Musicians: Abigail Grace Allwein (Violin), James Michael McHale (Guitar).

CREATIVE TEAM: John Lee Beatty (Scenic Design), Michael Krass (Costume Design), Stephen Strawbridge (Lighting Design), Sten Severson (Sound Design), Stephen Flaherty (Composer, "Sigh No More"), Abigail Grace Allwein (Music Director), Ursula Meyer (Voice and Text Coach), Tara Rubin Casting/Laura Schutzel, CSA (Casting), Jess Slocum (Production Stage Manager).

Noon to final curtain Tuesday through Sunday. American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA accepted.
(619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623].

Photo Credit: Jim Cox

Photo Flash: Kathleen Marshall Directs MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Old Globe
Michael Hayden as Benedick and Sara Topham as Beatrice

Photo Flash: Kathleen Marshall Directs MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Old Globe
The company of Much Ado About Nothing

Photo Flash: Kathleen Marshall Directs MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Old Globe
Sara Topham as Beatrice and Michael Hayden as Benedick

Photo Flash: Kathleen Marshall Directs MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Old Globe
The cast of Much Ado About Nothing

Photo Flash: Kathleen Marshall Directs MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Old Globe
(from left) Michael Boatman as Don Pedro, René Thornton Jr. as Leonato, Morgan Taylor as Hero, James Newcomb as Antonio, and Michael Hayden as Benedick

Photo Flash: Kathleen Marshall Directs MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Old Globe
The cast of Much Ado About Nothing

Photo Flash: Kathleen Marshall Directs MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Old Globe
Sara Topham as Beatrice and Michael Hayden as Benedick

Photo Flash: Kathleen Marshall Directs MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Old Globe

Photo Flash: Kathleen Marshall Directs MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Old Globe
Morgan Taylor as Hero, Carlos Angel-Barajas as Claudio, Michael Boatman as Don Pedro, and René Thornton Jr. as Leonato

Photo Flash: Kathleen Marshall Directs MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Old Globe
The company of Much Ado About Nothing

Photo Flash: Kathleen Marshall Directs MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Old Globe
Sara Topham as Beatrice and Michael Hayden as Benedick

Photo Flash: Kathleen Marshall Directs MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Old Globe
(foreground) Carlos Angel-Barajas as Claudio and Morgan Taylor as Hero with René Thornton Jr. as Leonato, Sara Topham as Beatrice, and Michael Boatman as Don Pedro

Photo Flash: Kathleen Marshall Directs MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Old Globe
(from left) Eric Weiman as Borachio, Manoel Felciano as Don John, and Carlos Angel-Barajas as Claudio

Photo Flash: Kathleen Marshall Directs MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Old Globe
(above) Michael Hayden as Benedick, René Thornton Jr. as Leonato, Carlos Angel-Barajas, and Michael Boatman as Don Pedro

Photo Flash: Kathleen Marshall Directs MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Old Globe
(from left) Sara Topham as Beatrice, Larica Schnell as Ursula, and Morgan Taylor as Hero.

Photo Flash: Kathleen Marshall Directs MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Old Globe
The cast of Much Ado About Nothing

Photo Flash: Kathleen Marshall Directs MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Old Globe
(from left) Manoel Felciano as Don John, Eric Weiman as Borachio, and Yadira Correa as Conrade

Photo Flash: Kathleen Marshall Directs MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Old Globe
The company of Much Ado About Nothing

Photo Flash: Kathleen Marshall Directs MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Old Globe
(from left) James Newcomb as Verges, Fred Applegate as Dogberry, Jose Martinez as Second Watch, Samantha Sutliff as First Watch, and Jersten Seraile as Messenger

Photo Flash: Kathleen Marshall Directs MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at The Old Globe
The company of Much Ado About Nothing


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