Much Ado About Nothing

August 12 – August 29, 2010

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Andrew Thornton

The Bard’s famous comedic romp known for the brilliant war of words between the feisty Beatrice and the staunch bachelor Benedick, Much Ado About Nothing plays out amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party. When Don Pedro Prince of Aragon visits Leonato, Duke of Messina, love antics ensue. War hero Claudio falls in love with Leonato’s daughter, Hero and their marriage is agreed upon. While marriage preparations ensue, Don Pedro schemes up a plan to make old flames and longtime bantering partners Benedick and Beatrice fall in love. Despite Beatrice’s ire against Benedick and his claims to being a confirmed bachelor, when each overhears that the other is in love with him/her, he/she begins to wonder whether love between them is possible. More antics ensue, leaving the audience on the edge of their seats as they hope everything will work out.


"The Classic Theatre’s staging of 'Much Ado About Nothing' Is a precisely what that play should be: Tart, funny, romantic and sometimes heart-piercing."

- Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News

"As Beatrice and Benedict, Asia and Tony Ciaravino strike plenty of sparks as Shakespeare’s cattiest couple. Tony C. Especially commands the stage with his alternately fuming and foolish lovesick pup."

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John Cheuvront

Anthony Ciaravino

Asia Ciaravino

Jordan Clark

Forrest Cobb

Laura Darnell

Lucas Gerhardt

Adam Guerra

Bill Gundry

Justin Laughlin

Sergio Lozano

Sam Mandelbaum

Gypsy Pantoja

James Reyes

Saska Richards

Casey Rothbauer

David M. Sanchez

Pete Sanchez

Lynn Utley

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