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The Queens Players' and Secret Theatre's Richard Mazda , once again brings a unique style and concept to a beloved Shakespeare piece, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING with a fantastically talented team of designers; Beth Williams, Helen Ammon, Casey Rowe and John Michael Creenan helping to create a unique Trash Period world who with an extremely talented cast will bring the funny in William Shakespeare's beloved comedy. Our Benedict is noted Actor/Director/Teacher, Alberto Bonill* who collaborated with the director and hosted Clown workshops for the cast. Although there are no red noses, the deep insights that clown elements bring to the show are self-evident. Balthazar is played by Jamey Grisham who is also our musical director. The songs and music fuse Elizabethan madrigal, bluegrass and classical elements Mazda's Much Ado takes us to a street strewn with boxes where Leonato's cardboard dwelling is the best on the street and where everyday objects are casually thrown away. In our repurposed world everyday scrap becomes a crucial letter and the abstracted background compliments dazzling verbal duels between Benedick and Beatrice. The language of the play reveals hilarious double-entendres that drop at a cracking pace, which shows us Shakespeare's keen sense of humor.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:The Secret Theatre, Off-Off-Broadway