|Much Ado About Nothing|
|by William Shakespeare
directed by Will Jones
|Preview: Feb. 10 @ 7:30pm
Show dates: Feb. 12, 13, 14 & 15 @ 7:30pm,
Feb. 15 @ 2pm
Mandell Weiss Forum
|About the Director
Will Jones is a fifth-year PhD student with an MA in Performance Studies from New York University as well as a BA in Theatre & English from Chapman University. Prior to studying at UCSD Will taught Theatre at a performing arts academy in the Austin, TX area. While enrolled at NYU Will read and evaluated scripts for The Public Theatre, Lark Play Development Center and held an Internship at The American Place Theatre. His areas of interest include the role of the spectator in realizing the drama, the creation of national identities (particularly in the American South) and the role of imagination in the process of theatre making.
To me Much Ado is a play about the lies we tell each other. The little white lies we tell to help a friend, the lies we tell to get what we want, or the lies we tell ourselves to make life a little brighter. In the same way, one of the greatest gifts that theatre has to offer an audience is the ability to imagine the world differently through storytelling. And what is a story but a lie we agree to believe temporarily? This production interweaves the stories the characters tell in the play with the stories the actors tell on stage in order to embrace the idea that, the fact that its fiction doesn’t make it any less true.
In alphabetical order by character name
Antonio – Sophia Harris
Beatrice – Arianna Fawk
Benedick – Devin McKenna
Borachio – Sophia Ehrlich
Claudio – Jackson Ogburn
Conrade – William Gallagher
Dogberry – Rickie Farah
Don John – Zach Lenton
Don Pedro – Sophia Casas
Friar/Sexton – Sean Putzier
Hero – Sarah Chan
Leonato – Augusta Norman
Margaret – Serina Estrada
Ursula – Constance Kezar
Verges – Elijah Douglas
Watch 1/Balthasar – Vincent Pizzo
Watch 2/Messenger – Juliana Scheding
Director – Will Jones
Costume Designer – Ally McGreevy
Lighting Designers – Brady Comenduley / Harry Foster
Production Stage Manager – Andrew Gutierrez
Assistant Stage Manager – Emily Searles
|Performances||Parking & Location
Located at: Mandell Weiss Forum
Parking Passes Required: Monday through Friday. Weeknight passes are $2 per vehicle from the vending machines located in the UC San Diego Theatre District/La Jolla Playhouse parking lots and entry display case. Please remember your parking space number. You will need it to purchase your parking pass.
Note: Machines take all major credit cards except Discover and when paying with cash you must use exact change, NO CHANGE GIVEN.
Parking Passes Not Required: Saturdays and Sundays
Cars without permits are subject to ticketing by UCSD Campus Police. The Theatre & Dance Department does not have the authority to waive and cannot pay parking tickets.
|7:30 pm PREVIEW
7:30 pm OPENING
7:30 pm CLOSING
Advance tickets for this production are available only online through the "Click here for tickets" button above. You can leave a message at 858.534.4574 with questions and we will get back to you. You can also purchase online on your phone the night of at the theatre.
At-the-Door tickets, if available, can be purchased one hour before show time at the performing theatre’s box office.
General Admission: $20
UCSD Faculty/Staff/Alumni Association, and Seniors (over 62): $15
UCSD Students/UCSD Alumni Association (with ID): $10
Please note: No late seating; no refunds.
Theatre & Dance Faculty, Staff & Majors Only >>
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