Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare LA Festival Directed by Brendon Fox
One of the important artifices in this script is preserving the sense of real danger and disgrace if Hero loses her virginity and therefore her reputation. To enhance that danger for a contemporary audience, the director set this story within a contemporary high profile, politicized and traditional military family who has the eyes of the press watching their every move. This interpretation incorporated the actual performance venue on the waterfront of Marina Del Rey in Los Angeles.
Claudio meets Hero

Claudio meets Hero Darin Singleton and Terrilynn Town

Beatrice and Benedict

Beatrice and Benedict Geoffrey Lower and Stephanie Erb

Benedict overhearing his friends

Benedict overhearing his friends

Beatrice Evesdropping

Beatrice Evesdropping

Beatrice hides in a hot tub and emerges wet

Beatrice hides in a hot tub and emerges wet

Dogberry costume rendering

Dogberry costume illustration