Play is one of Shakespeares most accessible comedies

by: COURTESY PHOTO: DONNA BENEFIEL - Megan Brown playing Hero and Nick Neider playing  Claudio take over the stage as young lovers in Shakespeares Much Ado About Nothing.Forest Grove High School’s drama department will bring “Much Ado About Nothing” to the stage in Ellen Stevens Auditorium beginning this week.

Shakespeare’s classic comedy about love and romance (with a whole lot of comedic confusion) will feature AnnaLeesa Egg as Beatrice, Levi Boyer as Benedick, Megan Brown as Hero, and Nick Neider as Claudio.

One of Shakespeare’s most accessible and popular comedies, audiences of all ages will fall in love with the work’s two featured couples.

“What I love about this production is how many students want to do Shakespeare and how serious they take it,” said John Anderberg of the drama department, adding that it’s a “high energy performance.”

Performances are Jan. 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a 2:30 matinee on Sunday, Jan. 19.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

Performances are at Forest Grove High School, 1401 Nichols Lane.

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