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Bath Shakespeare Festival opens Much Ado About Nothing
Thursday July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
One event on July 15, 2017 at 6:00pm
One event on July 16, 2017 at 6:00pm
One event on July 20, 2017 at 6:00pm
One event on July 22, 2017 at 6:00pm
One event on July 23, 2017 at 6:00pm
Bath Shakespeare Festival opens MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. Featuring professional actors and designers from Maine and across the country, the performances are presented in conjunction with the Patten Free Library. This production is sponsored by the Bath Savings Institution. MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING runs Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from July 13-23. All performances start at 6pm. There is a special PAY WHAT YOU CAN performance on July 13.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING is the ultimate battle of the sexes. Beatrice and Benedick can’t stand love and can’t stand each other. So what is left but for their friends to trick them into falling for each other?
“Much Ado is a rollercoaster!” says Director Jeri Pitcher. “There are misunderstandings, mistakes, misinformation, and misguided actions. We go from peace to war to peace again and from love to hate and to love again, seemingly in an instant.”
Romance, insults, and mistaken identity are all part of Shakespeare’s most scintillating comedy.
The cast includes: Gordon Adams (Leonato), Nick Bryant (Don John), Thomas Daniels (Claudio), Cullan Hamilton (Oatcake), Clay Hawks (Dogberry), Morgan Hooper (Don Pedro), Savannah Irish (Margaret), Sophie Jones (Hero), Dana Wieluns Legawiec (Beatrice), Stephen Legawiec (Friar), Mary Randall (Ursula), Abi Sneathen (Balthazar), David Troup (Benedick), Jacob Valleroy (Borachio), Jessie U. Vander (Seacole), Elise K. Voigt (Verges), and Collin Young (Conrad).
The artistic personnel is as follows: The play is directed by Jeri Pitcher, set is by Stacey Koloski, costumes are by Tessa Kingsley. The Stage Manager is Kelsey Michaud.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Stephen Legawiec (Artistic Director) is also Artistic Director of Bowdoinham’s Ziggurat Theatre Ensemble (ziggurattheatre.org). In his 25 years as a director, Legawiec has produced over 100 professional productions as well as directed more than 50. He is the author of 30 full-length plays, has designed over 50 sets, and has composed over a dozen theatrical scores. His productions have been praised by the Los Angeles Times, who called him “one of the theatre’s most adventurous talents.” And the LA Weekly called Legawiec “among the most visionary directors we have.”
Dana Wieluns Legawiec (Artistic Associate) is an artist and educator with over two decades’ experience developing original, ensemble-based physical theatre with companies in Maine, Los Angeles and internationally. She is Co-Artistic Director of Ziggurat Theatre Ensemble, Artistic Associate of the Bath and Camden Shakespeare Festivals, and teaches at the University of Southern Maine. A graduate of Princeton and the Dell’Arte School of Physical Theater, this fall she will attend Harvard to pursue a Master of Education, Arts in Education.
Jeri Pitcher (Director) is an Adjunct Theater Professor at the University of Maine at Augusta and the Director of the Theater Program at Snow Pond Arts Academy. Jeri moved to Central Maine to work as a company member at The Theater at Monmouth where she worked for 13 years as an actor, director, playwright, education coordinator, and eventually, Associate Artistic Director.
Tessa Kingsley (Costume Design) has spent many years on the stage with both theater and dance and has enjoyed the opportunity to use her sewing and design skills to create original costumes for local theater.
Stacey Koloski (set designer) is a designer/director/playwright in Portland and has recently worked with AIRE, Dramatic Repertory Company, Theater at Monmouth, and Mad Horse Theatre Company (where she is a Company Member). She is a co-founder of STAGES Youth Theater and PortFringe.
Other Community Calendars:
- Patten Free Library Calendar
- City of Bath Government Calendar
- Sagadahoc Preservation Calendar
- Morse High School Calendar
- Morse High Spring Sports Calendar (PDF)
- Regional School Unit 1 Calendar (Includes all schools)
- Chocolate Church Arts Center – Concerts & Events
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