When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married.
– Benedick from Much Ado About Nothing by william Shakespeare
Set in a mesmerizing theatrical world, Much Ado About Nothing is a deadly serious and sublimely ridiculous story of soldiers in love and women confined by tradition. This bold and playful romp explores the extremes of desire and ambition, loyalty and redemption.
Critically acclaimed Classic Chic Productions delivered an evening of Shakespeare unlike anything experienced before, featuring their signature all female cast. The production ran from February 5 to 16, 2019 at the Vancouver Eastside Cultural Centre in Vancouver, BC.
Presented by Classic Chic Productions and the Vancouver Eastside Cultural Centre, Much Ado About Nothing was part of the Femme Series, highlighting the strength and power of female-identified voices and experiences. The Femme Series was generously supported by the Charlotte and Sonya Wall Arts Fund.
Corina Akeson, Mariam Barry, Kayla Deorksen, CK Kaur, Nancy Kerr, Catherine Lough Haggquist, Michelle Martin, Barbara Pollard, Bronwen Smith, Sara Vickruck and Christina Wells Campbell.
Directed and adapted by Rebecca Patterson with sound design and original music composed by CJ McGillivray, lighting design by Jill White, set and props design by Heidi Wilkinson, costume design by Sherry Randall, choreography by Lisa Goebel and fight direction by Rachel Scott; stage managed by Ingrid Turk, assistant stage managed by Victoria Snashell and technical direction by Nicole Weissmiller.