Bloomsburg, a Commonwealth University
Actors From The London Stage to perform 'Much Ado About Nothing'
Bloomsburg, PA (01/31/2022) — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania will host Actors From The London Stage as they perform "Much Ado About Nothing" on Friday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Carver Hall, K.S. Gross Auditorium. The performance is part of BU's Arts in Bloom series. Information and tickets for the series can be found online at www.bloomu.edu/arts-in-bloom.
This performance of Shakespeare's play will feature 15 characters portrayed by five actors. Actors From The London Stage is one of the oldest touring Shakespeare theatre companies in the world. It is housed and workshopped in the UK and based in the United States at Shakespeare at Notre Dame.
The company will also participate in free community workshops. including:
- Literary Workshop with BU's Christina Francis and Jerry Wemple, Saturday, Feb. 5, 10 a.m., Carver Hall, K.S. Gross Auditorium.
- Acting Workshop with BU's David Miller, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2 p.m., Carver Hall, K.S. Gross Auditorium.
Masks must be worn at the performance and at the workshops.
Actors From The London Stage (consisting of five British Shakespearean artists from such companies as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain, and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, among others) is an educational program developed in 1975 by Homer Swander at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The theatre company is now based in London and at the University of Notre Dame. The actors for the performance at Bloomsburg are:
William Donaldson as: Claudio/Borachio/Antonio/Margaret
Chris Donnelly as: Don Pedro/Friar Francis/Watch/Ursula/Messenger
Katherine Newman as: Hero/Leonato/Sexton/Watch
Tom Richardson as: Benedick/Dogberry/Conrade
Annabelle Terry as: Beatrice/Don John/Balthazar/Verges/Boy
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 7,800 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.