Theater Arts Department Presents: "Much Ado About Nothing"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Catherine Hamby Public Relations
(Delaware and Chester County, PA) – Much Ado About Nothing, a play by William Shakespeare, will be presented by Delaware County Community College Theater Arts Department on November 9 – 12 and November 16 – 19 (Wednesday through Saturday) at the Marple Campus – 901 South Media Line Road, Media, PA in the Academic Building’s large auditorium. All performances begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 at the door.
Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Stephen Smith, is a comedy about two pairs of lovers, Benedick and Beatrice, and Claudio and Hero. Benedick and Beatrice are engaged in a "merry war;" they both talk a mile a minute and proclaim their scorn for love, marriage, and each other. In contrast, Claudio and Hero are sweet young people who are rendered practically speechless by their love for one another. By means of "noting" (which sounds the same as "nothing," and which is gossip, rumour, and overhearing), Benedick and Beatrice are tricked into confessing their love for each other, and Claudio is tricked into rejecting Hero at the altar.
The cast and crew members are students from the College and come from various disciplines and curricula. The Drama Department is committed to providing a comprehensive theater education for its students. In turn, they bring the results to the community through vibrant, thought-provoking productions, featuring one play per semester in a setting that provides the community access to professional quality theater.
Recent productions included King Lear, An Ideal Husband, The Tempest, The Good Woman of Setzuan, Twelfth Night and Arsenic and Old Lace.
For more information, please visit our new website at dccc.edu/thearts or call Assistant Professor of Theatre, Stephen Smith at 610-359-5041.
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