Much Ado about Nothing (as told by Dogberry and Verges)


Performed at the Jungle Theater are part of the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival, Much Ado About Nothing (as told by Dogberry and Verges) is Shakespeare’s classic comedy of love/hate relationships made modern by 6 women and 2 puppets. this production balances the irreverent clowning parts of the story with the deeply moving and tragic. A hilarious and moving tale of love, jealousy, trickery, and redemption with a fresh and feminist perspective.


Kirby Bennett - Leonato

Alayne Hopkins* - Beatrice / First Watchman

Catherine Johnson Justice* - Benedick / Second Watchman

Elise Langer - Don Pedro / Margaret

Sara Richardson* - Verges / Hero / Borrachio

Taj Ruler -  Dogberry / Claudio / Don John

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association


Design/ Crew

Sarah Agnew - Director

Catherine Johnson Justice - Adaptation

Ivar Hendrickson - Stage Manager

Lauren Anderson - Sound

Catherine Johnson Justice & Alayne Hopkins - Puppet / mask construction, set, props, etc.

Nick Golfis - Bench construction

Kate Johnson - Graphic design              

Costumes - Ensemble


Photos by 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival Photographer: Alex Wohlhueter