Heights High presents 'Much Ado About Nothing' March 2325

The cast of the Heights High production of "Much Ado About Nothing." 

The Heights High Theater Department will present performances of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” March 23–25, 7 p.m., in the school’s Wiley auditorium.

“This is a funny show with witty comedy and intense drama,” said David Jurns, the show’s director and theater department teacher. “It's about love, betrayal, and the awkwardness of finding out you wanted something that you would have sworn you never would.”

In this production, the show is set in the late 1960s/early ’70s, during the hippie movement and the Vietnam War. Vocalist and guitarist Grant Heineman will provide live period music, and costume designer Beth Jurns has created hippie-style costumes for the cast.

In the show’s first rehearsals, cast members examined the script line-by-line to ensure that the meaning of the lines were clear. “The greatness of Shakespeare is that his work remains completely relatable even all these centuries later,” said Jurns.

Keith Newman, technical director, and the stage crew have designed and built the set and lighting.

“One of the most exciting elements for me is seeing what Keith Newman and the crew put together for the set,” said Jurns. “This year is going to be the most spectacular yet.”

Tickets, sold at the door, are $10 for adults; $7 for high school and middle school students and senior adults; and $3 for elementary school-aged children, and those younger.

Joy Henderson

Joy Henderson is the parent/community liaison for Heights High.

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