Oddfellows Playhouse Teen Repertory Company presents Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing May 18-27
All performances will be held at Oddfellows Playhouse, 128 Washington Street, Middletown.
Much Ado About Nothing, written in 1599, is one of Shakespeare’s most popular and accessible comedies. The play, which in this production is done in an early 1920’s vaudeville style, interweaves two eccentric love stories with music, dance, clowns, villains, princes and, of course, a disaster narrowly averted.
The play, which features a cast of 19 performers ages 14 - 20, is directed by Oddfellows Artistic Director Dic Wheeler, with original choreography by Marcella Trowbridge. Costume Design is by Christine Quinones, Scenic Design by Tony Palmieri, Sound and Music by Joseph Getter, Lighting Design by Joaquina Guevara and Henry Owens, Properties Design by Pam Lang, and Mask Design by Artemisia Omani and
Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for kids and students. “Big Heart” tickets are available for $25 for anyone who really loves and values theater and its impact on the lives of young people.
Thursday, May 18 is a “Pay-What-You-Can” Preview
Much Ado About Nothing is made possible thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. Additional support is provided by the Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation; City of Middletown; Liberty Bank Foundation; Middletown Commission on the Arts; Connecticut Office of the Arts/DECD; GOS for Theaters; The Fund for Greater Hartford; State of Connecticut Judicial Branch (Youth Violence Prevention); Middletown Youth Services Bureau; Thomas J. Atkins Memorial Trust Fund; Middlesex United Way; CT Humanities Cultural Fund; New England Foundation for the Arts/New England Arts Resilience Fund; George & Grace Long Foundation; many generous individual donors; and you, supporting youth arts in Connecticut by purchasing a ticket for this performance.