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Much Ado About Nothing, 2012



A benefit production for Prescott Park Arts Festival

Quick Info


Run Time: approximately 2 hours, including intermission.


Dates: July 22, July 28, August 12th, and August 19th all at 2pm. Sept 1st at 7pm.

Location: Prescott Park, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Price: FREE FOR ALL, Or Pay What You Will

Mistaken identity, midnight rendezvous, laughs, love, and a bit with a dog.

This heart-warming romp is fun for all ages. Weddings are hard enough to plan...especially when there's a self-proclaimed "plain dealing villain" standing in the way. Come play with us as we explore the ideas of leisure, fashion and family— three things that abound in Prescott Park and that not only contribute to, but perhaps make a Seacoast Summer something unforgettable.



Stories & Reviews


Shakespeare returns to Prescott Park with "Much Ado About Nothing"  Portsmouth Herald, Spotlight Magazine feature


Shakespeare in circles  The WiRE feature


"'Much Ado About Nothing' is 'a thing divine'"  Portsmouth Herald, Spotlight Magazine review


"As for the actors — there's not a bad one in the lot; not one. Each enriches the whole, and delivers the archaic speech with ease and conviction, making it user-friendly for a novice, a delight for the fan."

Portsmouth Herald, Spotlight Magazine review


"There's the clever direction and outstanding performances all offered in a spectacular outdoor setting. Summer doesn't get much better than this."  Portsmouth Herald, Spotlight Magazine review


Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Dan Beaulieu
Produced by Christine Penney and Prescott Park Arts Festival
Costumes by Zhana Morris
Music by CJ Lewis
Production Manager- Kaitlyn Huwe
Photographer- Bethany Huwe


Margaret- Gabrielle Archambault

Verges- Sir Theodore Freebish Beaulieu III (Director Dan Beaulieu’s dog!- yes, we’re serious.) 

Don John- Calvin Marcellus Braxton

Leonato- Joel Colodner*

Dogberry- Robin Fowler (Sept 1st performance- Dan Beaulieu)

Claudio- Tim Jacobs

Don Pedro- Peter Josephson

Benedick- CJ Lewis

Borachio- Kyle Milner

Beatrice- Christine Penney

Conrade- Glenn Provost

Antonio- James Sears*

Hero- Elise Toscano*

The Boy- Victor Tracey

*Indicates a member of Actors’ Equity Association

Cast & Crew



Photos by Bethany Huwe & David J. Murray, Clear Eye Photo

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