I do love nothing in the world so well as you - is not that strange?
PaperHouse Theatre presents an immersive experience of William Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at the Frock Shop on Central Ave.
MAY 26-June 11
Experience Much Ado with us as we travel through the play, inside, outside, around corners,and stairs, even joining in the masked revels, and enjoying some complimentary sips and nibbles.
A few audience members will even give voice to a character. (If that is not your bag we have a silent system to opt out, no unpleasant surprises, only happy ones!)
Thursday, May 26 @ 8pm OPENING NIGHT
Friday, May 27 @ 8pm
Saturday, May 28 @ 8pm
Sunday, May 29 @ 7pm
Friday, June 3 @ 8pm
Saturday, June 4 @ 8pm
Sunday, June 5 @ 7pm
Thursday, June 9 @ 8pm
Friday, June 10 @ 8pm
Saturday, June 11 @ 8pm
Some cupid kills with arrows,
some with traps.
Space is limited - this performance venue is a historic home that houses a boutique, there are stairs and audience members will move about the space.
Deven Ginyard (Claudio, Ursula)
Deven is excited to be portraying the role of Claudio/Ursula in Much Ado About Nothing. He is a rising Freshman in the BA Performing Arts program at Winthrop University. His most recent roles consist of William Barfee in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Shrek in Shrek the Musical, Countee Cullen in For the Love of Harlem, and Schroeder in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. He would like to thank his parents for their patience and support in this show process.
Andrea King (Leonato, Dogberry)
Andrea has been a part of the Charlotte theatre scene since 2001 when she got busy with Actor’s Theatre in Anton in Show Business. Since then she has had the great good fortune of playing with lots of local companies. You may remember her from Coyote Ugly with Barebones Theatre Group, Around the World in 80 Days with Theatre Charlotte, Twelfth Night with Chickspeare, Comedy of Errors with Charlotte Shakespeare, and The Littlest Angel with the company formerly known as the Tarradiddle Players. Outside of the theatre world Andrea is a cat-and-dog mom, a desk-job worker, and an adult color-er with a full set of colored pencils. Thank you for taking the time to read all these words. Your literacy and your dedication is appreciated.
Chester Shepherd (Benedick, Verges)
Chester is thrilled to be playing with PaperHouse Theatre again! He lead PaperHouse's Unrehearsed Shakespeare productions of Twelfth Night and As You Like It and was Gerald in last summer's A Woman of No Importance. Other shows Chester has done locally include Bad Jews (Actors Theatre of Charlotte) and Hare & Tortoise and Jackie and Me (Children's Theatre of Charlotte). Chester holds an MFA in Acting from Western Illinois University and is represented for film/tv/commercials by Evolution Talent. He sends all his love and thanks to his incredible wife and Queen, Bug, and Pig.
Alexandria White (Beatrice, the Watch)
Alexandria is thrilled to be part of such an amazing cast and crew! While currently an English teacher, Alexandria graduated from East Carolina University with a BFA in Theatre Education. She has performed in several Shakespearean productions, most notably Hamlet and Twelfth Night. Alexandria would like to thank her family and friends for their unconditional love and support, as these opportunities would never be possible without them.
Shawnna Pledger (Don Pedra, Don John, Friar)
Shawnna is terribly excited to be back with Paperhouse and part of this fabulous team of Artists in this theatrically-immersive-silly-serious-experiential play. Shawnna has been seen onstage at regional theatres across the country. She has worked as a teaching artist with children and adults in various communities: from schools in Cold Lake, Alberta (Canada eh?!) to beaches in the Marquesas Islands, from England to Newfoundland Via Seattle, from Ireland to San Diego and many places in between. Shawnna has been seen onstage in Charlotte at CPCC, CAST, and last spring with Paperhouse Theatre in A Woman of No Importance. Some other favorite roles include: Snail in A Year With Frog and Toad, Miss Witherspoon in Miss Witherspoon and Sister Marguerite in Red Noses. Shawnna graduated from University of Oregon and Dell’ Arte International School of Physical Theatre, trained at the San Francisco School of Circus arts and has her Masters in Educational Theatre from New York University. She currently teaches Acting at CPCC and partners with various organizations to create community-based theatre.
Sarah Woldum (Hero, Borachio) Sarah recently moved from the plains of Oklahoma to the vibrant city of Charlotte. She graduated from Belmont Abbey College with degrees in English and Theatre and was most recently seen on stage as Annie Sullivan in Theatre Charlotte's production of "The Miracle Worker." She is so excited and thankful to be working with PaperHouse Theatre for the first time! She would like to thank Jill Bloede for introducing her to Nicia, Nicia for introducing her to the cast, and the cast for being an absolute dream!