UofL Theatre presents ‘Much Ado About Nothing’


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. –“Much Ado About Nothing,” a comedy by William Shakespeare, will be performed by the University of Louisville’s Department of Theatre Arts Nov. 14-18.

    The play about gossip and “getting played” will be performed at 8 p.m. nightly plus a matinee at 3 p.m., Nov. 18. All performances are at the Thrust Theatre, 2314 S. Floyd St.

    Directed by James Tompkins, associate professor of theatre arts, the play’s staging will be very different from traditional presentations. Tompkins promises surprises for audiences who think they are familiar with the plot.

    “The production will be a modern take on the story,” Tompkins said. “We have a cast of 22 who are looking forward to engaging the audience in the fun.”

    Tompkins noted that three members of the cast will participate as part of their master of fine arts degrees performances. They are: Lauren Street, who will play as Margaret; Jocelyn Matsuo, who will perform as Beatrice; and Jake Beamer, who takes the role of Benedick. The UofL theatre program offers the only graduate degree for performance in Kentucky.

    Show tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for faculty and staff, students and senior citizens. For tickets and information, call 502-852-6814 or visit louisville.edu/theatrearts/.