South American “Much Ado” brewing at Texas State Theatre Center

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
April 5, 2007

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University-San Marcos will play host to a production of William Shakespeare’s classic comedy of rumor and romance, Much Ado About Nothing.

Directed by Charles Ney, performances will be April 12-14 and 17-21 at 7:30 p.m. and April 15 and 22 at 2 p.m. on the main stage in the Theatre Center on campus.

Matchmaking and verbal fireworks take center stage in Shakespeare’s lively comedy. Sultry tango music underscores this tale of courtship and deception when the story is transplanted to a South American vineyard in the 1940s. This multicultural setting embraces diverse ethnicities and explores several male characters--Don John, Verges and Antonio--as female roles.

The cast includes veteran actor Michael Costello in the role of Leonato, and introduces new faculty member and Drama-Logue Award winner Nadine Mozon as Antonia.

Admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for students with a Texas State ID. Tickets can be purchased at the University Box Office in the Theatre Center, located at the corner of Moon Street and University Drive and available by phone at (512) 245-2204.