Spend the summer in beautiful Messina, Italy with Beatrice and Benedick, two of Shakespeare’s greatest characters, as they rail against love. Witness their friends’ quest to outwit them with their own words and bring them together at last. Watch as the evil Don John plots to make everyone unhappy by slandering the good name of the virtuous lady Hero. Meet the bumbling Dogberry, a silly constable, who unwittingly saves the day. In the end everyone realizes it was all just “much ado about nothing”! Join us for this heartwarming and hilarious tale of romance, intrigue and wit.
With a plethora of excellent roles, this classic play is perfect for our academy artists, featuring incredible characters, poetic language and hilarious situations. This Wolf Theatre Academy mainstage production features professional direction, choreography, lighting, set and costume design and much more.
Week I (7/23—7/25): W—F; Noon—6 p.m. (Note that this workshop begins on Wed.)
Week II (7/28—8/1): M—F; Noon—6 p.m.
Week III (8/4—8/8): M—F; 9 a.m.—4 p.m. (Eve performances Wed., Thurs., Sun.)
Mandatory Technical Rehearsal: Sun., 8/3, Noon—8 p.m.
Performances: Wed. 8/6 (eve.); Thurs. 8/7 (mat. & eve.); Fri. 8/8 (mat.); Sun. 8/10
(mat & eve)
Age/Grade: Grades 8**-12
Instructor: MACC Production Manager Emily MacIntyre; Summer Technical Director and designers
A limited number of technical apprenticeship positions are offered in conjunction with each Academy Production Workshop. Apprentices will enjoy personal instruction and hands-on experience working with the production’s backstage elements, which include sets, lights, sound and props (costume work not included in this workshop) using the state-of-the-art equipment of the 400-seat Elaine Wolf Theatre. Students work side-by-side with MACC’s production manager, summer technical director and professional designers. Each student then fills a technical crew position for the session’s mainstage production.
**Students in grade 7 who have technical experience working on at least two mainstage theatre productions (school or professional) may petition for admittance into this class.