MONMOUTH, Ore. – Western Oregon University’s Theatre Department is proud to announce the upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s timeless classic, Much Ado About Nothing. This play is part of the ongoing commitment to provide students with a solid foundation in the performing arts and enrich the cultural landscape of the community.
Each term, students are immersed in productions spanning various styles, from contemporary to classical. One of the lead roles is played by one of the incredibly talented students at Western, Cole Richardson. He is a senior majoring in theatre arts and will assume the role of Don John.
“This show is special because it’s the first mainstage Shakespeare play that we are doing in quite some time. Things changed a bit during the pandemic. But now we’re back and better than ever.” shared Richardson.
The performances will take place at Rice Auditorium on the following dates: Nov 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, and 18, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a matinee performance on Nov 12 at 2:30 p.m. Additionally, there will be ASL-interpreted performances on Friday, Nov 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov 12, at 2 p.m.
This production promises to be a captivating and memorable experience for all. The show is open to the public to join and support the talented students who have dedicated their time and efforts to make Much Ado About Nothing a success.
About Western Oregon UniversityWestern Oregon University, founded in 1856 in Monmouth, is the state’s oldest public university. Serving about 4,000 students, WOU is a mid-sized, NCAA Division II institution with about 70% of the student population being from Oregon. A significant portion of attendees are members of under-represented groups, veterans, or non-traditional students. WOU is Oregon’s campus of choice for those seeking a transformative education in a supportive, student-centered learning community where classes are taught by faculty. Together we succeed.