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Much Ado About Nothing

Fall Play 2015

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Trumpet player Alex Coy, a member of the show’s live Mariachi Band, sounds a note that signals the beginning of the performance

Trumpet player Alex Coy, a member of the show’s live Mariachi Band, sounds a note that signals the beginning of the performance 1Picture by Nicholas Fechner-Mills The set, designed by senior Dio Cramer, masterfully reflects the beauty and extravagance of Latin culture.2Picture by Nicholas Fechner-MillsThe costume, makeup, and hair designs are just as colorful as the set. 3Picture by Luc PiconeSenior Lucy Glenshaw, juniors Karuna Nandkumar and Ronee Goldman, and freshman Ramatha Sesay dance a combination of ballet folklorico mexicano and salvadoreño. 4Picture by Nicholas Fechner-MillsFor the last few years, Blair has used ‘blackbox theater’ - a form of staging in which the show is surrounded by the audience on all three sides. This type of staging allows for an intimate and memorable viewing experience. 5Picture by Nicholas Fechner-MillsJunior Jack Russ woos an audience member as romantic lead Benedick. On several occasions, audience members were treated to direct interaction from actors. 6Picture by Luc PiconeHero (right center), portrayed by junior Abby Rowland, tells her handmaidens of her plan to make characters Benedick and Beatrice fall in love. The show’s storyline focuses heavily on different characters working to bring romantic interests together. 7Picture by Luc PiconeSome characters prefer to cause trouble. Borachio, played by junior Ben Trunk, explains his evil plan to his spiteful lord, Don Jon (portrayed by junior Cole Sebastien). 8Picture by Luc PiconeTragedy nearly strikes as the characters’ lives are thrown into chaos by lies and deceit. 9Picture by Luc PiconeEventually, the villains are rounded up and forced to confess their crimes to The Watch, a group of quirky village guards. 10Picture by Luc PiconeIn the end, friendship and love prevails, and the show concludes as a testament to the importance of family and friendship in everyday life. 11Picture by Nicholas Fechner-MillsAll eight shows were met with resounding applause from the audience. 12Picture by Nicholas Fechner-Mills

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