by Laura Jasi:
by Laura Jasi:
Much Ado About Nothing
Location: Theater Egg and Nucleus 알과핵 소극장
위치 : 알과핵 소극장
Directions: Hyehwa Station (혜화역) (Line 4), Go out exit 2. Turn left at the first road (at the Dunkin Donuts) and walk for about a block. The theater will be on your left.
오시는 길 : 지하철 4호선 혜화역 2번 출구(공원방향)로 나와 마로니에공원(예술가의 집)과 방송통신대학 사잇길로 50m지점
Door sales are also available, beginning one hour before the show. (For sold-out performances, a waitlist will be started in the theater lobby one hour prior to the show.)
Seating will begin approximately 30 minutes before each performance. There is no assigned seating, so arrive early to choose the best seats!
입장은 공연시작 약 30분 전부터 가능하며, 지정좌석제가 아니기 때문에 빨리 입장하시는 순서대로 좋은 자리를 차지하실 수 있습니다!
There will be a talk-back with the audience after the performance on Sunday, May 22 4pm, Saturday May 28 2pm, and Sunday, May 29 4pm. If you are bringing a student group to the show, we highly recommend attending on one of these days and participating in the talk-back.
All are invited to an opening night party immediately after the May 21 performance, and a closing night party in the evening on June 5 at Rocky Mountain Tavern in Itaewon.
For professors/teachers who would like to give extra credit to their students for attending this show, but don’t want to have to chaperone students in person, we have devised a system to help you keep track of students’ attendance! Click here for more information.
"‘Much Ado’ holds nothing back," [Theatre Review]
--The Korea Herald: http://m.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20160525000937#jyk
"Korea Live: Shakespeare in Seoul 'Much Ado About Nothing,'"
Interview with director Michael Downey and artistic director Lauren Ash-Morgan at The Haute Hesh: https://thehautehesh.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/seoul-shakespeare-company-much-ado-about-nothing/
"Seoul Shakespeare Company to stage ‘Much Ado About Nothing’"
--The Korea Herald: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20160518000941
Leonato: Lorne Oliver
1st Messenger / Sexton / Tomb Attendant: Mary Yoon
Beatrice: Lauren Ash-Morgan
Hero: Heather Moore
Don Pedro: S. Vollie Osborne
Benedick: Jamie Horan
Don John: Chris Zaczek
Claudio: Charles Jeong
Antonio: William Roszell
Conrade / Tomb Attendant: Angie Ahn
Borachio/Friar Francis: Jason Cutler
Balthasar: Jake Kwon
Margaret: Kim Hyman
Ursula: Molly Stewart
Dogberry: Jeffrey Wagner
Verges: Simon Clarke
Seacoal: Sarah McRoberts
Watchman 1 / Lord: Alameen
2nd Messenger / Watch / Tomb Attendant: Joseph Van Dorn
3rd Messenger / Watch / Tomb Attendant: Mariah Perrin
Director: Michael Downey
SSC Artistic Director & Producer: Lauren Ash-Morgan
Executive Producer: Raymond C. Salcedo
Stage Manager: Lindsay Bellinger
Assistant Stage Manager: Laura Jasinskaite
Director’s Assistant/Assistant Stage Manager: Maria Fernanda Silva Rueda
Lighting Designer: Iain C. Culp
Lighting Operator: Megan Hammond
Props: Michael Downey, Lauren Ash-Morgan, Charles Jeong
Costume Design and Construction: Lauren Ash-Morgan
Poster Design: Michael Downey, Lauren Ash-Morgan
Music/Choreography: Lauren Ash-Morgan
Translator: Charles Jeong
Venue Coordinators: Ji Lee, Charles Jeong
Sound Operator: Lindsay Bellinger
Surtitles Translator: Charles Jeong
Surtitles Transcribers: Charles Jeong, Lauren Ash-Morgan
House Manager: Ray Salcedo
Rehearsal Photography: Laura Jasinskaite
Performance Photography: Robert Michael Evans
Set Design: Michael Downey, Lauren Ash-Morgan
Set Construction/Dressing: S. Vollie Osborne, Jeffrey Wagner, Chris Zaczek, Jake Kwon, Jason Cutler, Iain C. Culp, William Roszell, Joseph Van Dorn, Lauren Ash-Morgan, Michael Downey, Lindsay Bellinger
Costume Assistants: Maria Fernanda Silva Rueda, Lindsay Bellinger, Michael Downey, Laura Jasinskaite,
THANK YOU TO OUR INDIEGOGO BACKERS
Yousef Mubarak, Jacqueline (BJ) Rowe, Will Forrester
Toni Timmins, Katherine & Dan McRoberts, Amy Harp, Barbara J Kuttler, Lawrence & Gail Ash-Morgan, Hee Sunwoo, Raymond Salcedo, Brian Rappatta, Anonymous
Anonymous, Anonymous, Robbie & David Bellinger, Lindsay Bellinger, Seoul Players
Joel Elliott, Leanore R Elliott, Laura Barber, Gina Ball, Shana Hawrylchak, Keith Bellinger, Angi Belsly, Dan Wiberg,
Michael Duffy, Jo Ann and Manny Hundertmark, Dagmar and Norbert Kloeren
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO:
Egg & Nucleus Theater, Ryan Goessl, our front of house and surtitle operators, Brian Petersen, Chris Zaczek, Seoul Players,
Ray Salcedo, Charles Jeong
Get a sneak peak at the show from our fundraising video. (We succeeded in meeting our fundraising goal!):
Interviews with the cast and crew:
Spotlight Interview On: Michael Downey, Director
"I've never stopped being into this playwright. Whenever I think it's stopped, it comes back like a freight train."
Spotlight Interview On: Lindsay Bellinger, Stage Manager
"I love how Shakespeare draws full characters, where you don't really have to imagine much, because he develops them so precisely--such complex emotions and relationships."
Spotlight Interview On: Jamie Horan, Benedick.
"Shakespeare's sonnets, Shakespeare's plays, need to be spoken out loud. They are florid at times, they are heart wrenching at others, and they're very beautiful words, but stopping at just the words does a disservice to the bard."
Spotlight Interview On: Chris Zaczek, Don John
"Once I had gotten that little taste of how Shakespeare could still translate today--and translate not just for actors, not just for directors, not just for theatre people, but for everyday people, people who had put their lives on the line for their country, for their brothers--I wanted to know more."
Spotlight Interview On: Heather Moore, Hero
"It just clicked, and I decided, 'This is it. This is what I'm going to do with the rest of my life, and this is what I'm going to seek to do, and follow this journey of being an actor,' which is a lifelong journey.--And it did, it started with Shakespeare."
Spotlight Interview On: Charles Jeong, Claudio
"You go to plays like Romeo and Juliet, you go to plays like Hamlet, and you can easily find an individual who is forced into a similar situation as you. ...And it feels so soothing and comforting to realize that 400 years ago there are people like me who share the same agony, who share the same affliction or the same joy. ...What Shakespeare did so brilliantly is that his dialogue expresses the person's feelings so wonderfully--so cruelly honest, so meticulously detailed about how that person is feeling. And we all have that experience that you feel something, but you don't know how to express it. But with the help of Shakespeare's text, you get to speak that. You get to express that outwardly. And instantly you get comfort. And that's the reason why I read Shakespeare, that's why I recommend Shakespeare to everybody else. His work is the most wonderful collection of human beings--different types of human beings."