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
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
critical acclaim for much ado...
Photos by 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival Photographer: Alex Wohlhueter