Much Ado About Nothing

Love may conquer all, but not before two pairs of lovers are put to the trying test of assorted mis-understandings, and obstacles that others, and they themselves, throw into their paths. With a plot brimming with deceptions of all kinds, masquerading, eaves-dropping, and trick-playing, the author created a high comedy of wit, romance and villainy that has been delighting audiences worldwide for 420 years!

Running time: 2 1/2 hours including one intermission

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Yaga Brady and Jane Jennings

Apr 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13(2pm&8pm), 14, 18, 19, 20 2019

Please note: No matinee performance on Sun, April 21. Replaced by  matinee at 2pm on April 13 followed by an 8pm performance. 

Talk Back with Director and Cast following the performance on Friday, April 12. 

The Cast


Leah O’Hara


Brian Scott Campbell


Mort Paterson


Samantha Simpson


Nolan Maher


Vanessa Ballard

Don Pedro

Jim Fryer


Claire Adams


Ryan Henzes


John Pinto


Robert Toczek

Don Juan Diego

Ross Druker

Friar Francis

Benjamin  Fried

1st Watchman

Matthew C. Thompson

Balthasar/ 2nd Watchman

Robert Pacquiao Ruelan

Messenger/ Sexton

John Silbaugh


Your donation will help us to continue our high standards of theatrical production and to maintain our historic buildings.


We ask that auditioners bring hard copies of their headshots and resumes.


Stagecrafters currently stages five theatrical productions per season, which encompass a wide range of styles, from classics to edgy contemporary fare.

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Plan Your Visit

The Stagecrafters Theater is centrally located in Chestnut Hill, in the heart of this historic section of northwest Philadelphia at 8130-34 Germantown Avenue (in the 8100 block between Hartwell Lane and Abington Avenue). The theater is toward the rear of the property up a short driveway. More

8130 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia PA 19118
Questions: 215.247.8881 • Reservations: 215.247.9913