Shakespeare’s Work Returns to Ashford Manor for a Second Year
Rose of Athens Theatre delivers a stellar retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Lisa Cesnik Ferguson, resident Artistic Director of Rose of Athens puts on her actor’s beret and navigates the company through the Bard’s fun, and perilously clever language. “Shakespeare’s words can be enchanting, yet bewildering. The players are charged with conveying the hilarious action of this zippy comedy.” Straight from assistant directing Gabriel Off-Broadway at Atlantic Theatre Company in NYC, Director Kimberly Faith Hickman’s fresh and fun approach to this wickedly funny play will have you rolling on the lawn! Much Ado About Nothing follows the love quarrel of the witty Beatrice and clever Benedick, as well as the high jinks of the rest of the townspeople in Messina, Italy. Join Rose of Athens Theatre for an evening of hilarity, mischief and love.
Ray Paolino Benedick/Sexton
Lisa Cesnik Beatrice
Harry Valentine Claudio/Watch
Michael Burke Leonato/Borrachio
John Plough Verges/Don Pedro
F Tyler Burnett Dogberry/Friar
Tressa Preston Ursula/ Dona Joan
Marzena Bukowska Constance/Margaret
Morgan Pelligrino Hero/Watch
Set design by Ben Reed, Costume Design by Jennie Alvernaz, Lighting Design by David Gotlieb & Props Design by Vicky Moody
Production dates are June 16-20 at 8:00 PM at idyllic Ashford Manor in Watkinsville, GA. Tickets prices are $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for students, $5.00 for children 7-12 years old & FREE for children 6 years old & younger. Bring blankets, a picnic, and a friend and enjoy some of the finer things in life with the company of Much Ado About Nothing.