Students to mix comedy and 'merry war' in "Much Ado About Nothing"
OU Theatre students Lauren Knox and Jake Wood star in Much Ado About
Nothing, which opens on Thursday, Feb. 2, in Varner Studio Theatre.
Rochester, Mich. – The Oakland University
Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will stage its first
Shakespearean performance in eight years when students bring "Much Ado
About Nothing" to life starting on Thursday, Feb. 2.
In this classic comedy, a military war has just ended but a "merry war"
between Beatrice and Benedick rages on. While the couple's friends and a
blundering constable attempt to trick them into rediscovering their
love for each other, the evil Don John complicates the plot with vicious
"Our 'Much Ado About Nothing' is going to be a fast-paced romp," said
Assistant Professor of Theatre Lynnae Lehfeldt, who is directing the
play. "It is full of romance, comedy and drama. There will be singing
and dancing and it will be truly beautiful in every way."
Shows will take place in the Varner Studio Theatre
over two extended weekends, wrapping up on Sunday, Feb. 12. An 8 p.m.
performance on Saturday, Feb. 11 will be shadow signed by TerpTheatre.
A 6 p.m. performance on Thursday, Feb. 9, will be part of the Thursday
Arts-After-Work Series, which allows patrons to pay what they wish for
admission, starting with a $1 minimum donation. All tickets to 10 a.m.
matinee performances on Friday, Feb. 3, and Friday, Feb. 10, will be
Tickets for all other shows are $14 for general admission and $8 for
students. For additional information or to order tickets, visit oakland.edu/tickets or call (248) 370-2030.
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