Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Thursday, March 16, 2023 — 7:30pm
until Monday, March 20
Schaeffer Theater
305 College Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
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By William Shakespeare
Directed by Tim Dugan

Everyone can see that confirmed bachelor Benedick and headstrong Beatrice are meant for each other—except for Benedick and Beatrice themselves! Or at least they won’t admit it.  Hilarity abounds in Bar Harbor, Maine in the summer of 1945 where their friends are trying to trick the bickering pair into admitting they’re in love while Hero and Claudio start a romance of their own. But will false accusations, broken promises, and even Dogberry prevent a happy ending? One of the greatest romantic comedies ever, Shakespeare offers us witty wordplay that dazzles and a raucous celebration that uplifts!

Performance Dates

Thursday, March 16th at 7:30pm
Friday, March 17th at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 18th at 5:00pm
Sunday, March 19th at 2:00pm
Monday, March 20th at 7:30pm

Tickets

Admission to all Department of Theater and Dance events is free, but tickets are required. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door.

Meet the Cast

Sydney Childs ’24
Leonata

Maia Seigerman ’26
Hero

Emily Maria Diaz ’23
Beatrice

Maggie Nespole ’23
Margaret

Ananya Rao ’25
Ursula

Dhruv Chandra ’25
Don Pedro

Adam Joseph Matos ’26
Claudio

Brady Chilson ’23
Benedick

Emma Seitz ’25
Baz

Ali Sheikh ’23
Don John

Danny Liu ’24
Borachio

David Allen ’24
Conrade

David Walker ’24
Dogberry

Joaquin Torres ’26
Verges

Caroline Cassell ’24
Watch

John Wilkins ’23
Watch

Brendan Fitzgerald ’23
Watch

Spencer Obiero ’25
Watch

Sophie Wheeler ’25
Sexton

Isabel Fronzaglia ’26
Sister Francis

Meet the Band

Isa Shapiro ’25
Guitar

Ava Clancy ’25
Bass

Liam Dun ’23
Drums

Julianne Massa ’25
Tenor Sax

Sophia Cattalani ’25
Trumpet

Meet the Creative Team

Tim Dugan
Director

Lucie Green ’23*
Stage Manager

Yuanrun “Diana” Zhou ’23**
Dramaturg

Mia Bernstein ’23
Choreographer

Peter Nguyen
Choreographer

Lauren A. Reed ’23
Choreographer

Liz Carlson
Dramaturgy Supervisor

Judy Gailen
Scenic Designer

Carol Farrell
Costume Designer & Costume Shop Supervisor

Michael Reidy
Lighting Designer

Charles Coes
Sound Designer

Justin Moriarty
Technical Director

Kati Vecsey
Vocal Director

Emma Seitz ’25
Band Leader

Sophie Hafter ’25
Wardrobe Supervisor

*This project is offered in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Thesis in Stage Management.

**This project is offered in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Thesis in Dramaturgy.