July 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Coronado Playhouse
1835 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118
Grant Funded - FREE ADMISSION. You may select up to 6 tickets per transaction.
Coronado Playhouse Box Office


July 21 – August 13, 2017
Thursday, Friday, Saturday @8pm Sunday @2pm

By William Shakespeare

Director Kit Fugrad

“Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.”
Shakespeare’s comic romance is set amidst the high spirits of a post-war house party. Don Pedro, Claudio, Benedick and all their troops, recently returned from deployment in Afghanistan, are able to relax and enjoy the company and hospitality of their friend Leonato, his daughter Hero and niece Beatrice.

Claudio loves Hero and Hero loves Claudio. Nothing seems capable of tearing them apart. Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice loves Benedick, although neither will admit it. Nothing seems capable of bringing them together. However, these warring rivals forge a partnership in order to defend truth and honor, and salvage the true love of Hero and Claudio after deceptions wreck the lovers’ wedding day. This is a different kind of battlefield altogether.

Driven along by a romance all the more charming for being unacknowledged, and played out with an explosion of schemes, strategies and antics Much Ado About Nothing is a miracle of comic and dramatic suspense and gives us, in the bantering Beatrice and Benedick, two of Shakespeare’s wittiest, most lovable pair of lovers.

Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s most frequently produced plays around the world and has inspired at least 5 widely differing film adaptations including award-winners by Sir Kenneth Branagh (1993) and Joss Whedon (2011). Josie Rourke’s 2011 witty and inventive stage production in London’s West End starring Dr. Who favorites David Tennant and Catherine Tate, won no less than 6 Broadway.com awards (including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Play!) and brought Shakespeare to new audiences in a fun, original and tangible way. Coronado Playhouse aims to do the same.

21st Annual Free Classic Play at Coronado Playhouse


Reserve Tickets!

Admission is FREE thanks to a grant from the City of Coronado. Reservation is still necessary to guarantee admission.
You may select up to 6 tickets per transaction.

Meet the Cast

  • Steve Murdock – Don Pedro
  • Jacob Harr – Don John
  • Samuel Young – Claudio
  • Brendan MacNeil – Benedick
  • Edward Houser – Borachio
  • Matthew Noll – Conrade
  • Christopher Braden – Balthasar
  • Steven J. Jensen – Leonato
  • Andrew Softley – Antonio
  • Sarah Alida LeClair – Beatrice
  • Anna Couvrette – Hero
  • Sofia Scafidi – Margaret
  • Alaina Fordice – Ursula
  • Christian Marler – Father Francis
  • Kaari McBride – Dogberry
  • Mariam Babayan – Verges
  • Evan Poole – George Seacole, Watchman
  • Russell Clements – Hugh Oatcake, Watchman
  • Cecily Keppel – Attendant
  • Isabelle Pickering – Attendant

The Playbill

The program will be available here by Friday, July 21, 2017


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Show Events

Friday, July 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate open nights at Coronado Playhouse!
You’re a loyal supporter of The Community’s Theatre and we want to show our appreciation. Playhouse members are invited to a hosted Happy Hour at CPH for drinks and appetizers before every opening night of each new main-stage production. Mingle with fellow theatre lovers and enjoy the ambience and excitement of opening night.
Not a member? Not a problem! Membership starts at just $50 and can be purchased in advance or at the event.


Community Theatre is made by, with and for the community in which it is performed. Coronado Playhouse is committed to pursuing community theatre in the truest sense of the words by giving back to the people of San Diego County and using our public platform to help those in need.

During the run of Much Ado About Nothing, please help us meet our yearly growing budget requirements during our annual membership and fund-raising drive.


Author: Vanessa Dinning