much ado about nothing.


directed by Mark Boergers*

stage managed by Belinda Bing*
assistant stage managed by Rose Streit
set design, head of design: Cailin Short*
costume designs: Catharine Young
movement design & direction: Dustin Martincich

*Denotes The Arc Theatre company member

Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7pm. Ridgeville Park in Evanston, 908 Seward St. 

Admission was Free. This year, VIP reserved seating and picnic tables were available with a donation to Shakespeare on the Ridge and the Ridgeville Cultural Development Foundation. Click here for more information about Shakespeare on the Ridge. 

Featuring: Teddy Boone*, Joe Flynn, Jeff Kurysz, James McGuire, Andrew Mehegan, Kelsey Phillips, Alison Plott, Natalie Sallee*, Autumn Teague and Mary Tilden

The Arc Theatre returned to Shakespeare on the Ridge for its 5th year with Shakespeare’s dark comedy about wit, witicism and battles of the social class, playing to over 1000 happy audience members over 4 weekends. Set in fiery, passionate Sicily- The Arc Theatre’s Much Ado brought Arc’s trademark distillation of the script to its most compelling story and relationship elements illuminating the language and robust characters of The Bard’s work as well as the complex emotional content inherant in the stories. Shakespeare on the Ridge, a series co-created by The Arc and Ridgeville Park, brings provocative and inspiring Chicago Theatre artists to the Ridgeville Stage each summer with an intelligent and accessible rendition of one of Shakespeare’s great works. Much Ado Ran about 90 minutes and was free to the public thanks to the generous support of the Ridgeville Cultural Development Foundation.  

Photos by Alexa Ray Meyers