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Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company presents 'Much Ado About Nothing'

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The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company will present William Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing' at the Dog Story Theater April 21-30.

/Actors Kathleen Bode and Brad Sytsma in Much Ado About Nothing. Photo by Sarah Stark.

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"Much Ado About Nothing"

"Much Ado About Nothing" runs at the Dog Story Theater April 21-30.

The West Michigan-based Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company will present Shakespeare’s 'Much Ado About Nothing' at the Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson SE, April 21, 22, 28, and 29 at 8:00 p.m., and April 23 and 30 at 3:00 p.m.. Tickets are $14 for adults, and $8 for students and seniors.

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The production is directed by Alisha Huber, a Virginia-based director who has previously helmed "Romeo and Juliet," "The Duchess of Malfi," and an all-female cast "Julius Caesar" for Pigeon Creek. "Much Ado About Nothing" follows one of Shakespeare’s most famous couples, Beatrice and Benedick, who bicker and argue so much that their friends are convinced they must be in love. Led by Don Pedro, they band together to trick Beatrice and Benedick into confessing their love for each other. Meanwhile, the evil Don John plots to disrupt the marriage plans of young lovers Hero and Claudio. Pigeon Creek’s production features actors Kathleen Bode and Brad Sytsma as Beatrice and Benedick, with Alex Cook, Josh Fremer, Amanda Grah, Kat Hermes, Scott Lange, Janelle Mahlmann, Ashley Normand, and Eric Orive rounding out the cast.

At the April 23 performance, audience members can participate in a pre-show Shakespeare trivia contest in celebration of Shakespeare's birthday. For more information about upcoming events from the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, visit

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