Academic Theatre Presents Much Ado About Nothing



Bethel University Academic Theatre’s presentation of William Shakespeare’s comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” begins this week in Bouldin Auditorium in the Dickey Fine Arts Building on Bethel’s McKenzie campus.

     “Much Ado About Nothing” is one of the great comedy plays by William Shakespeare. The play revolves around two pairs of lovers, Beatrice and Benedick and Claudio and Hero. The main plot of the play revolves around obstacles to the union of the two young lovers - Claudio and Hero. The love-hate relationship of Beatrice and Benedick features the "merry war" of the sexes. Benedick thinks he hates Beatrice but really loves her and Beatrice thinks she hates Benedick but really loves him.

     Four shows include three 7:30 p.m. performances on Thursday, Nov. 1, Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3, and a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Sunday, Nov. 4.

     Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for non-Bethel students and are available at the door prior to each performance. Free admission will be given to Bethel students, staff and faculty. A reception will follow the opening night performance.

     “Much Ado About Nothing” is directed by Marion Elaine Graham.

     For more information about “Much Ado About Nothing,” contact Marion Graham at