‘Much Ado’ about WHS play this weekend


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The cast of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” at Wilmington High School.

The cast of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” at Wilmington High School.


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WILMINGTON — Theatre at Wilmington High School presents William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16, as well as at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.wilmingtonhs.booktix.com.

This comedy tells how Claudio falls in love with Hero and their marriage is agreed upon. However, a jealous Don John plots to break up the happy couple.

Meanwhile, Beatrice and Benedick despise love and engage in comic banter. The others plot to make them fall in love with each other, by a trick in which Benedick will overhear his friends talking of Beatrice’s supposed secret love for him, and vice versa.

Throw in a bumbling constable and the watch and you have a recipe for Shakespearean comedy.

The cast includes Gehrig Huber as Don Pedro, Alex Zugg as Don John, Mason Snyder as Claudio, Zach Davis as Benedick, Nicholas Roush as Leonato, Jeremiah Travis as Antonio, Noah Sweetman as Balthasar, Collin Frary as Conrade, Riley Ibaugh as Borachio, Alex Robinson as Friar Frances, Petra Bray as Dogberry, Ella Zeigler as Verges, Layna Tippett as the Sexton, Autumn Housh as Hero, Chloe Williams as Beatrice, Emily Walls as Margaret, Regan Sparks as Ursula, and Vanessa Calderone as the Messenger.

The Watch includes, Cassidy McMullen, Katie Murphy, Ella Bernhardt, and Marissa Merriman. The Attendants are Tanner Vance and Chandni Sharma.

Rory Housh is the Stage Manager, Mackenzie Snarr is the Assistant Stage Manager, The stage crew includes Sydney Totten, Jaden Snyder, Devon Snyder, Makenzie Sweetman and Devyn Salzer.

Ken Lydy is the director of the theatre program.

The cast of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” at Wilmington High School.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/11/web1_whs-play-2.jpgThe cast of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” at Wilmington High School. Courtesy photo

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