William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

April 12 - May 5, 2024

No romantic comedy is complete without a couple of lovers, their group of scheming friends, and a destination wedding. Hero and Claudio may have found their other half, but their friends, the two fiery, and staunchly single, Beatrice and Benedick, can’t stand each other. Good thing the other wedding guests are on hand to trick the hapless couple into falling hopelessly in love. You’re invited to this witty rom com complete with rumors, enemies-to-lovers, and saucy gossip. And if Beatrice and Benedick both believe “it’s not me, it’s you,” maybe it is Much Ado About Nothing.

Runtime: 2.5 hours including one intermission

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Kelly Mengelkoch*


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Geoffrey Warren Barnes II*


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Don John

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Gina Cerimele-Mechley


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Billy Chace*

Don Pedro

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Cary Davenport*


Mierka Girten

Mierka Girten*


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Hannah Gregory


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Courtney Lucien*


Katie Mitchell

Katie Mitchell


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Barry Mulholland*


Jason Pavlovich

Jason Pavlovich


Patrick Earl Phillips

Patrick Earl Phillips*


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Ray K. Soeun


Director: Jeremy Dubin

Scenic Designer: Samantha Reno
Costume Designer: Rainy Edwards
Lighting Designer: Nina Agelvis
Assistant Lighting Designer: Zach Benton
Sound Designer: Jason Sebastian
Properties Designer: Kara Eble Trusty
Fight Director: Gina Cerimele-Mechley
Dance Choreographer: Susan Jung
Music Director: Courtney Lucien
Production Stage Manager: Cole Sweasy*
Assistant Stage Manager: Quinn Morgan*

Production Staff:
Wardrobe Supervisor: Kayla Cieslinski
Master Electrician: Jared Earland 
Stitcher: Rainy Edwards 
Technical Director: Chris Holloway 
Master Carpenter: Drew Homan 
Costume Shop Manager: Lindsey Jones 
Assistant Stage Manager: Quinn Morgan*
Charge Artist: Samantha Reno 
Production Associate: Abby Sherr 
Interim Production Manager: Robert Carlton Stimmel 
Resident Stage Manager: Cole Sweasy*
Properties Supervisor: Kara Eble Trusty 

*Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

Sign Language Interpreted Performance: Saturday May 4, 2024 at 7:30pm. Book Now.

Live Audio Description Service Available: Sunday May 5, 2024 at 2:00pm. Book Now.

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