University Theater Presents Much Ado About Nothing: Love, War, & Comedy in California”

SJSU Presents Much Ado About Nothing: Love, War, & Comedy in California”

University Theater Presents Much Ado About Nothing: Love, War, & Comedy in California”

The production features SJSU's own grupo folklorico, Luna y Sol (photo by Mike Adams).

Script Adapted for a Comic, Unique, Cheerful, and Bilingual Production

Contact: Buddy Butler, San Jose State University Theater, (408) 924-4664

San Jose, Calif. – San Jose State University Theater, directed by Buddy Butler, is proud to announce its newest theater production “Much Ado About Nothing” Nov. 11-19.

The play journeys back to the early days of the Republic of California as William Shakespeare’s clever romantic romp transports the audience to 1846 Monterey, California.  Set against the background of the Mexican American war, “Much Ado About Nothing” excels in combative wit as love faces hilarious, provoking challenges. Will love prevail in this rich comedy that swiftly pits the “battle of the sexes” against the battle for California’s independence? Set to the rhythmic beat of rich traditional Mexican music, “Much Ado About Nothing” is an elegant dance that is cheerful from beginning to end. The production is choreographed by Itza Sanchez from San Jose State’s own acclaimed Grupo folklorico, Luna y Sol.

“I wanted something different,” Buddy Butler said. “I wanted to embrace the wonderful work of art of William Shakespeare and adapt it for an intriguing performance that the San Jose community could relate. In this play, the audience can enjoy the arts, culture, and history of their heritage.”

“Much Ado About Nothing” will run on the following dates: Nov. 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, and 19 at 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $5 for high school students, $10 for college students, and $20 for the general public. Tickets are sold online and at the door on the day of the event.  More on “Much Ado About Nothing” or the San Jose State University Theater.

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