2/4 Much Ado About Nothing
This Tuesday, February 4th, we will be kicking off the month of LOVE with a reading of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by William Shakespeare.
“Much Ado About Nothing” chronicles two pairs of lovers: Benedick and Beatrice (the main couple), and Claudio and Hero (the secondary couple). At the start of the play, Benedick and Beatrice are engaged in a “merry war”; they are both very witty and proclaim their disdain of love and for one another. In contrast, Claudio and Hero are a sweet young couple who are rendered practically speechless by their love. Although the young lovers Hero and Claudio provide much of the impetus for the plot, the courtship between the wittier, wiser lovers Benedick and Beatrice is what makes “Much Ado About Nothing” so memorable. Benedick and Beatrice banter with delightful repartee, and Shakespeare develops their journey from antagonism to sincere love and affection with psychological subtlety and a rich sense of humor and compassion.
J.E.T. Studios, JET Theater
5126 Lankershim Blvd
Tuesday, February 4th
There is metered parking on Lankershim and Magnolia, and after 6:00pm, the meters are FREE. There is a parking lot across from J.E.T. that costs $7, as well as valet parking at numerous restaurants and bars on Magnolia for $5 (Brickyard Pub, Bow & Truss both do valet). You can also find free residential parking on most of the side streets in NoHo. We are also a few blocks down the street from the Metro Red Line (at Lankershim & Chandler).
As always, admission for our weekly table readings is FREE, and there will be wine to purchase for a suggested donation.
EMILY CLARK* – Beatrice
JENI INCONTRO* – Benedick
OLIVIA SCHLUETER-COREY – Hero
ALLIE COSTA* – Claudio
PAT LENTZ* – Don Pedro
KATE PURNELL* – Leonato
MEGHAN ALLISON* – Don John, Dogberry
TRAVIS JAMES RINER* – Stage Directions, Innogen, Borachio, Messenger, Boy, Verges
AJ JIMENEZ* – Balthasar, Margaret, Attendant, Watchman 2
JEFF SCOT CAREY – Conrade, Ursula, Watchman 1
GUGUN DEEP SINGH – Antonio, Friar Frances, Sexton
*Play Club West BOARD/VIP