Much Ado About Nothing 03/30–04/30Buy Tickets
The West Michigan-based Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company will present Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at several Michigan venues in March and April. The production is directed by Alisha Huber, a Virginia-based director who has previously helmed Romeo and Juliet, The Duchess of Malfi, and an all-female cast Julius Caesar for Pigeon Creek.
Much Ado About Nothing follows one of Shakespeare’s most famous couples, Beatrice and Benedick, who bicker and argue so much that their friends are convinced they must be in love. Led by Don Pedro, they band together to trick Beatrice and Benedick into confessing their love for each other. Meanwhile, the evil Don John plots to disrupt the marriage plans of young lovers Hero and Claudio.
Pigeon Creek’s production features actors Kathleen Bode and Brad Sytsma as Beatrice and Benedick, with Alex Cook, Josh Fremer, Amanda Grah, Kat Hermes, Scott Lange, Janelle Mahlmann, Ashley Normand, and Eric Orive rounding out the cast.
The production will play at the following venues:
March 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Beardsley Theater, Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts
425 West Western Avenue, Muskegon
Tickets $14 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, available at www.frauenthal.org
April 9 at 3:00 p.m. Seven Steps Up
116 South Jackson, Spring Lake
Tickets $14 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, available at www.sevenstepsup.com
April 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Jenison Center for the Arts Blackbox Theatre
8375 20th Avenue, Jenison
Tickets $16 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, available at www.jpsarts.com
April 21, 22, 28, and 29 at 8:00 p.m., and April 23 and 30 at 3:00 p.m. Dog Story Theater
7 Jefferson SE, Grand Rapids
Tickets $14 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, available at www.dogstorytheater.com