Mount Union College Department of Theatre to Present Shakespeare?s ?Much Ado About Nothing?

April 15, 2010

The Mount Union College Department of Theatre will present Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing' on Friday, February 17; Saturday, February 18; Thursday, February 23; Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25 at 8 p.m. in Rodman Playhouse. A matinee will also be presented Sunday, February 19 at 2 p.m.


Circulating around love and deceit, this play is intertwined with manipulation, lies and duels. The traditional Spanish setting for this performance has been relocated to 19th century Mexico.

The cast includes Doug Hendel, professor of theatre, as Leonardo; Rachael Rose, a freshman communication and theatre major from Canton, as Hero; Nikki Bowers, a senior business administration major from Alliance, as Beatrice; John Bienz, professor of English, as Antonio; Britta Nugent, a senior theatre major from Akron, as Margaret; Aubrey Bowser, a sophomore English major from Beaver Falls, as Ursula; Jamie DeMonte, a senior writing major from Dennison, as Don Pedro; Ben Drazil, a sophomore business administration major from Parma, as Count Claudio; Travis Harding, a senior theatre major from Louisville, as Signior Benedick; Tarion Young, a senior music and theatre major from Alliance, as Bathsar; David Jackson, a sophomore from Shaker Heights, as Don John; Joe Gennaro, a junior theatre major from Streetsboro, as Borachio; Andrew Ricci, a senior writing major from Beaver Falls, as Conrade; Mike Vince, a junior music performance major from Wintersville, as Dogberry; Jeremy Roseberry, a junior music education major from Seven Hills, as Verges; Craig Wilkinson, a sophomore history major from Massillon, as Master Seacoal; Aaron Tuttle, a German major from Cortland, as Master Oatcake; Joe Gallo, a freshman business administration major from Garrettsville, as Friar Francis; Andrew Kosch, a freshman from Geneva, as a sexton; Rick Kountz, a sophomore information systems major from Wellsville, as a messenger; Brittany Kugler, a sophomore theatre major from Alliance, Amanda McCarther, a sophomore theatre and writing major from Lexington, and Amanda Tweddell, a freshman theatre major from Parma, as other ladies. Seniors Laura Duff, a music education major from Zanesville, Andy Morales, a music performance major from Mentor, and Candace Orth, a music education major from Akron, as musicians.

The Rodman Playhouse is located on the corner of Simpson Street and Union Avenue on the Mount Union College campus. Tickets are $8 for general admission with free admission to Mount Union students. For more information or to order tickets, please call (330) 821-2565.

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