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St. Cloud State theatre department tackles Shakespeare

No one articulates the road of love, lined with pitfalls and impediments, like Shakespeare.

The St. Cloud State University theatre program interprets Shakespeare's comedy "Much Ado about Nothing" at the Center Stage of the Performing Arts Center Nov. 16-21.

Brenda Wentworth, St. Cloud State professor, directs a student cast and production set in a futuristic Messina, Italy. In the comedy, love maneuvers through sexual sparring and erroneous assumptions to find a happy ending. The consequences of deception and mistakes produce situations resulting in much ado about nothing.

Jeffrey Bleam, associate professor, designed the scenery and student designers Alex Job and Jared Nelson designed lights and sound, respectively.

Show times are at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, through Saturday,

Nov. 20, with the Sunday, Nov. 21, matinee at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and non-St. Cloud State students. Admission is free for

St. Cloud State students with an ID, and faculty and staff receive two free with an ID.

Tickets will be available at the door, or in advanced at the Atwood Memorial Center Information Desk. Tickets can be ordered online at, or by calling (320) 308-4636.

Students in the Department of Theatre, Film Studies and Dance receive a comprehensive education in their chosen field of study. Faculty in the programs take the approach that these disciplines are artistic, and seek to balance academic theory with practical applications and/or performance.