Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing Coming March 25, 26, 31 & April 1, 2


MELBOURNE, FLA.—The spring production of Florida Institute of Technology’s College Players is Shakespeare’s “Much Ado about Nothing.” The play will run at the Gleason Performing Arts Center on campus on March 25, 26, 31, and April 1, 2.

The comedic play is about two sets of lovers, Benedick and Beatrice; and Claudio and Hero, whose love affairs couldn’t be more opposite. Benedick and Beatrice constantly show contempt for love, marriage and each other, while Claudio and Hero are very much in love with one another.

The main cast members are Brian Patterson, Beatrice; Kevin Bailey, Hero; Stephanie Kerruish, Benedick; Karen Rudisill, Claudio; and Shameeka Pellum Dogberry. Supporting cast members are Cliff Skelton, Erich Geisert, Sara Smasal, Elizabeth Avery, Brittany Kociuba, Cathy Abidin, Perry Bird, Curtiss West, Alex Morrese, Alessandra Miranda and Amilea Borel. The production staff includes Siobhan Ireland, producer; Miles Wallio, director; Michael Lebson, assistant director; and Chris Bridgeman, technical director.

Shows for all performances start at 8 p.m. The cost for the show is $10 for adults; $5 for ages 55 and over, military, students with ID, faculty and staff; free to Florida Tech students with ID.

The Gleason Performing Arts Center is located on University Boulevard. For more information, e-mail, or visit

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