Chesterton High School Theater will present Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now in the CHS Main Office during school hours or at the door before the performances. Cost is $5 for students and $7 for adults.
Director Josh Coots will use the original script, but the setting will be 1940s Italy with American GI’s mixing with Italian citizens. “We will incorporate big band swing music and good old fashioned Shakespearean comedy,” said Coots.
Cast members are Benedick–Oscar Rodriguez; Beatrice-Layla Mooradian; Hero-Elizabeth Green; Claudio-Eric Zhong; Don Pedro-Danny Vincent; Don John-Jake Williger; Margaret- Samantha Wilson; Balthazar-Carley Lowe; Ursula-Alexis Justak; Borachio-Carley Lowe; Friar Francis-Galen Wong; Conrade-Isabelle Goodman; Dogberry-Allison Granat; Verges-Teagan Nelson; Leonato-George Romero; Antonio and A Sexton-Bradley Moore; Watchman-Natalie Beglin/Quinlan Doolin;Messenger-Natalie Wilhelm; Attendent-Kayli Joseph/Mason Gipson; Antonio’s child- Quinlan Doolin; Musicians- Emily Dyrek; Kinsmen-Mason Gipson, Natalie Wilhelm, Quinlan Doolin, Natalie Beglin, Kayli Joseph, Allison Granat and Isabelle Goodman.