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Characters: Much Ado about Nothing

Don Pedro: The visiting prince of Aragon, a half-brother of Don John, and close companion of Claudio and Benedick

Don John: The illegitimate half-brother of Don Pedro

Claudio: A young man from Florence, Claudio is a friend of Don Pedro and Benedick

Benedick: A young man from Padua and friend of Don Pedro and Claudio

Leonato: The governor of Messina, father of Hero, and uncle of Beatrice

Antonio: The brother of Leonato and the uncle of Hero and Beatrice

Balthasar: A musician employed by Don Pedro

Borachio: A follower of Don John

Conrade: Another follower of Don John

Friar Francis: A priest

Dogberry: A constable

Verges: A headborough and companion of Dogberry

Hero: The only daughter of Leonato and cousin and constant companion of Beatrice

Beatrice: The niece of Leonato and cousin and confidant of Hero

Margaret: Gentlewoman waiting on Hero

Ursula: Gentlewoman waiting on Hero

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Henry VIII

June 17 - September 5, 2024

Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

RADA 2024 Production

July 30-August 3, 2024

Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre

The 39 Steps

June 22 - October 5, 2024

Randall L. Jones Theatre

The Taming of the Shrew

June 19 - September 7, 2024

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Silent Sky

July 12 - October 5, 2024

Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre

Much Ado About Nothing

June 21 - October 5, 2024

Randall L. Jones Theatre

The Mountaintop

July 13 - October 5, 2024

Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre

The Winter's Tale

June 18 - September 6, 2024

Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

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