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Much Ado About Nothing Film & Theater

  • Ramsey Park Pavilion
  • 4301 N. Rosedale Ave
  • Austin, TX 78756
  • October 19, 2017
    October 20, 2017
    October 21, 2017
    October 22, 2017
    October 26, 2017
    October 27, 2017
    October 28, 2017
    October 29, 2017
    November 2, 2017
    November 3, 2017
    November 4, 2017
    November 5, 2017
  • Phone: (301) 452-6444
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Price: Free

WHAT: “Shakespeare at Ramsey Park: Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare.” Presented by Something for Nothing Theater, a sponsored project of Austin Creative Alliance

WHERE: Ramsey Park Pavilion (4301 N. Rosedale Ave Austin TX 78756)

WHEN: October 19 - November 5 Thursdays - Sundays at 7:30

(October 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 and Nov 2, 3,4, and 5)

TICKETS: Free to the public (Donations accepted)

More info at or

Join us at Ramsey Park for this charming and beloved romantic comedy! Something for Nothing Theater's Much Ado About Nothing will come to life under the autumn starlight. Reimagining Shakespeare's classic in 2017 Austin, this production portrays friends having a delightful evening at Ramsey Park! For this production we are delighted to showcase the creativity of our wonderful guest directors, Allison Dillon and Rosalind Faires. They have chosen to produce the play with Benedick and Beatrice both played as women. Thus, the production will explore queer relationships through Shakespeare's unbeatable wordplay, poetry, and characters.

The tradition of Shakespeare in Ramsey Park (4301 N. Rosedale Ave Austin TX 78756) continues with our 2017 Fall show. Our company produces plays with minimal props, costumes, and lighting, focusing instead on storytelling and the wonderful language of Shakespeare. As always, our show will be under two hours. Bring a blanket or chair, pack a picnic, invite some friends, and join us for this witty love story! For more information, contact us at or

A word from Much Ado's Directors:

Allison Dillon:
"Fall in Austin always has such an unpredictable quality. We're clinging to that summer weather and festive atmosphere, but you can feel the darkness of the end of the year creeping in. Much Ado About Nothing has such a capacity for liveliness and joy in its romance but there's also the real possibility of tragedy in its core premise, and October in Ramsey Park feels just perfect for that."

Rosalind Faires:
"Re-framing thestory as a family-friendly lesbian romantic comedy was also vital to us. There are so few pieces of media where queer women get to see themselves represented, much less given an authentically happy ending, and this feels like a particularly important thing to celebrate in the face of today's political climate."

Much Ado about Nothing takes place at Ramsey Park Pavilion (4301 Rosedale Ave, Austin, TX 78756) Thursdays – Sundays October 19 through November 5, beginning at 7:30 p.m. All shows are free and open to the public. For information, contact or
Benedick: Heidi Penix
Beatrice: Catherine Grady
Don Pedro: Jonathan Itchon
Hero: Lily Pipkin
Claudio: Jack William Rodgers
Leonata: Janelle Buchanan
Don John: Eric Austin
Borachio: Chase Livingston
Dogberry: Johanna Whitmore
Verges: Roxanna Taylor

Directors: Allison Dillon and Rosalind Faires
SM: Georgia McLeland
Costumer: E.L. Hohn
Lighting Design: Zac Crofford
Props: Amanda Perry
Poster design: Mackenzie Dunn

Much Ado About Nothing
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