Much Ado About Nothing


January 26-29, 2011

Arthur Miller Theatre

8pm Thurs-Sat

2pm Sun

Written by

William Shakespeare

Directed by

Cassie Mann

Production Staff

Cassie Mann: Director

Sarah Erlewine: Assistant A.D., Stage Manager

Martha Montoye: Producer, A.D.

Dave Winkler: Sound Designer

Cathy Cassar: Set Designer

Nick Boggs and Heather McFarland: Lead Builders

Kevin Leistner: Costume Designer

Emily Perryman: Choreographer

Tiff Crutchfield: Lighting Designer

Meg McNamee: Dance Captain

Amanda Barnett and Martha Montoye: Props

Deb Wood: Graphic Design


Set in the American West of the late 19th century, this rollicking version of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy finds saloon proprietress Miss Leona welcoming back her friend Don Pedro after a skirmish on the plains. With Don Pedro is his estranged and bitter brother Don John. John’s attempts to wreak havoc with the local townsfolk finds cowboys, bar maids, school marms and school girls drawn into a compendium of mistaken identity, love, trickery, and fun!


Leona: Chrissie D’Amato

Messenger/boy: Richard Graham

Hero: Meredith Deighton

Beatrice: Heather Liebal

Antonio: Jimmy Dee Arnold

Ursula: Mary Kowalski

Margaret: Amanda Barnett

Don Pedro: Rob Roy

Claudio: Artun Kircali

Benedick: James Ingagiola

Don John: Ken Karges

Conrade: David Widmayer

Borachio: Jeff Miller

Dogberry: Jon Elliott

Verges: Pete Richards

Watchwoman: Alix Berneis

Watchwoman: Allison Porta

Friar Francis: Thom Johnson

Townswomen: June Griffenhagen & Brenda Casher

Barmaids: Elisabeth O’Dell, Meg McNamee

Poker Players: Earl Brown, Wole Ibironke, Andy Hoag, Richard Sherburne