Much Ado About Nothing

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Release date: August 15, 1974
Venue: Yale Cabaret
Directed by: Walton Jones
Literature: William Shakespeare
Music: Carol Lees

Count Claudio falls in love with Hero, the daughter of his host. Hero's cousin Beatrice (a confirmed spinster) and Benedict (an eternal bachelor) are each duped into believing the other is in love with them. Claudio is deceived by a malicious plot and denounces Hero as unchaste before they marry. She faints and is believed dead, but recovers to be proved innocent by a chance discovery. Benedict wins Beatrice’s love defending her cousin’s honour, and to his surprise, Claudio is reunited with Hero, who he believed dead.

Meryl Streep (Beatrice), Kenneth Ryan (Benedick), Mitchell Kurtz, Barry Marshall, Christine Estabrook, Charles Herbert, Kennth Ryan, Joel Polis, Walt Jones, Marcel Rosenblatt, Franchelle Dorn, Claudette Gorfien, Richard Lees