Performance Photos by Michael O'Reilly: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHIING by William Shakespeare, Something for Nothing Theatre, October 19 - November 5, 2017


Photos by Michael O'Reilly: "Something for Nothing Theater is putting on a fall production of Much Ado About Nothing, and last weekend I had the pleasure of watching the show. As always, these folks put on a wonderful Shakespeare show with minimal budget for props and costumes. They really stepped up their game with set decoration this time, with festive cloth banners providing a backdrop for the picnic feel of the production. They're putting on the show one last weekend, this Thursday through Sunday evenings at 7:30 in Ramsey Park, and I recommend getting out to see it if you can. I took a pile of pictures so that hopefully everyone in the show can find one they like, and I hope you all enjoy them[ . . . .]Thanks to director Deb Streusand and to Taylor Flanagan for being accommodating and hospitable for my picture taking."

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Join us at Ramsey Park for this charming and beloved romantic comedy! Something for Nothing Theater's Much Ado About Nothing will come to life under the autumn starlight. Reimagining Shakespeare's classic in 2017 Austin, this production portrays friends having a delightful evening at Ramsey Park! For this production we are delighted to showcase the creativity of our wonderful guest directors, Allison Dillon and Rosalind Faires. They have chosen to produce the play with Benedick and Beatrice both played as women. Thus, the production will explore queer relationships through Shakespeare's unbeatable wordplay, poetry, and characters.

The tradition of Shakespeare in Ramsey Park (4301 N. Rosedale Ave Austin TX 78756) continues with our 2017 Fall show. Our company produces plays with minimal props, costumes, and lighting, focusing instead on storytelling and the wonderful language of Shakespeare. As always, our show will be under two hours. Bring a blanket or chair, pack a picnic, invite some friends, and join us for this witty love story! 


Benedick: Heidi Penix
Beatrice: Catherine Grady
Don Pedro: Jonathan Itchon
Hero: Lily Pipkin
Claudio: Jack William Rodgers
Leonata: Janelle Buchanan
Don John: Eric Austin
Borachio: Chase Livingston 
Dogberry: Johanna Whitmore 
Verges: Roxanna Taylor

Directors: Allison Dillon and Rosalind Faires
Stage Manager: Georgia McLeland
Costumer: E.L. Hohn
Lighting Design: Zac Crofford
Props: Amanda Perry
Poster design: Mackenzie Dunn

Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare
Rosedale Shakespeare

October 19 - November 05, 2017
Ramsey Park Pavilion
4301 N. Rosedale Avenue
Austin, TX, 78756

Much Ado about Nothing takes place at Ramsey Park Pavilion (4301 Rosedale Ave, Austin, TX 78756) Thursdays – Sundays October 19 through November 5, beginning at 7:30 p.m. All shows are free and open to the public.

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